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Gundabooka National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gundabooka National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Bourke:

    • Drive south from Bourke on Kidman Way for approximately 49km and turn right onto Ben Lomond Road

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Gundabooka National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    It's a great time to visit the park with the weather being a bit cooler, and after summer rain, the park may be looking a little greener than usual.

    Spring

    Join in on a Discovery tour to find out more about the park, the amazing landscape and the animals who live here.

    Winter

    Crisp clear days await you, it's perfect weather for walking and if you don't feel like camping out, you can book into the comfort of Redbank Homestead.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    47°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    6°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    -2.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January and February

    Driest month

    June

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    108.8mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Gundabooka National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Bourke (52 km)

    Around 50km north of Gundabooka National Park is the town of Bourke. Considered the "Gateway to the real outback", Bourke is home to around 3,000 people and has a range of places to eat, garages and services, and plenty of things to do. 

     

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    Cobar (114 km)

    Cobar is a flourishing town built around the thriving mining and pastoral industries. Mining commenced here in the 1870s, and today, the town is an important source of copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold. Find out about Cobar's rich past at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre.

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    Nyngan (245 km)

    Explorer Thomas Mitchell camped at the site of the present-day town of Nyngan in 1835; the town site was surveyed in 1882. Wander the self-guided heritage trail to see many fine examples of buildings from this era.

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