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Kinchega National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 15 June 2022, 2.11pm

Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 2.11pm.

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.57am.

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 1.29pm. Last reviewed: Tue 16 Aug 2022, 1.01pm

Safety alerts: Unsealed Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Wed 3 Aug 2022, 11.14am to Wed 31 Aug 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 3 Aug 2022, 1.35pm

Closed areas: Mungo Lakebed bicycle trail

Mungo Lakebed bicycle trail is closed until Wednesday 31 August 2022 for maintenance works and signage upgrade.

The section from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Homestead site remains open to cycling and walking.

Other options for cycling include the Walls Road and Zanci Pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles so cycle with caution.

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Applies from Sun 1 May 2022, 12.33pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 12.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 29 Jul 2022, 2.53pm

Other planned events: Barbecues unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre

The gas barbecues are currently unavailable at Mungo Visitor Centre. A new gas barbecue has been ordered for this area. Please use the gas barbecues in Mungo Main campground until the Visitor Centre one is operational. 

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.02am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Fri 30 Sep 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Aug 2022, 9.01am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Aug 2022, 1.16pm

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Jun 2022, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.57am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kinchega-national-park/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the Outback NSW region
  • Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

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