Kalyarr National Park
Kalyarr National Park is on the Hay Plain, west of the Riverina town of Hay. It’s one of the flattest places on earth. Camp overnight and enjoy stargazing under one of the most spectacular night skies on the planet.
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Kalyarr is the traditional Country of the Nari Nari People, who maintain their connection to Country today. There are thousands of cultural sites in the park, including hearths, earth mounds, stone artefacts and scar trees.
When you’re visiting the western Riverina, stop for a picnic barbecue at Lake Ita picnic area. Or if you’re camping overnight, book your stay at Lachlan River campground. The next morning you can set out from there for a bushwalk along the Kalyarr cultural trail. Keep an eye out for red kangaroos, emus, wedge-tailed eagles and shingleback lizards.
In wet years, Lake Ita fills and the park becomes a haven for waterbirds. Birdwatchers will be busy spotting uncommon species like white-bellied sea-eagles and pink cockatoos. After spring rains, stunning wildflowers transform the landscape with colour.
Kalyarr was once part of the area's rich pastoral development. Old woolsheds and homesteads on the park are a great destination for history buffs.
Highlights in this park
Pitch your tent on the riverbank at one of 4 secluded campsites in Lachlan River campground, near Hay. Set among river red gums, it’s a peaceful place...
Lake Ita picnic area is a great spot for lunch and birdwatching. Nestled beside Ita Lake in Kalyarr National Park, it’s ideal if you’re staying in Hay...
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in the Murray-Riverina region
Kalyarr National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6966 8100
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Closed 1pm to 2pm.
- 200 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW 2680
- Griffith office