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Kinchega National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 4 October 2018, 10.24am

Applies from Fri 1 Jun 2018, 8.32am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Sep 2018, 10.25am.

Closed areas: Access restrictions due to Lake Drive closure

Morton Boulka picnic area and Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed and inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive. Lake Drive is closed.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 16 Feb 2017, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10.24am.

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive

Emu Lake Drive that connects the Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road is currently closed. Access to the Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground is possible via Woolshed Drive. For more information, please contact NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 17 Oct 2018, 9.21am to Thu 18 Oct 2018, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Oct 2018, 10.16am

Closed areas: Mungo National Park partial closure

The Mungo self-guided drive tour (70km loop) is closed due to heavy rain. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Buronga area office on 03 5021 8900 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 4 Oct 2018, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.34am

Closed areas: Mutawintji Gorge walk closure

Mutawintji Gorge walk is closed due to maintenance until further notice. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 1 Jun 2018, 8.32am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Sep 2018, 10.25am

Closed areas: Access restrictions due to Lake Drive closure

Morton Boulka picnic area and Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed and inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive. Lake Drive is closed.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Oct 2017, 9.11am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in the 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 information about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 16 Feb 2017, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10.24am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive

Emu Lake Drive that connects the Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road is currently closed. Access to the Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground is possible via Woolshed Drive. For more information, please contact NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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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 an annual pass.
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Lake Menindee, Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer