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Kinchega National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.55pm

Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 12.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.55pm.

Closed parks: River Drive closed from camp site 30 to 34

River Drive is closed from campsite 30 to 34 as there is water over the road. This section of road will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 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: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.26am.

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed

Emu Lake Drive, which connects Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road, is currently closed. Visitors can access Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground via Woolshed Drive.

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

Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2019, 8.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.25am.

Closed areas: Lake Drive closed - access restrictions

Lake Drive is closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Therefore, Morton Boulka picnic area and Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed. These areas are inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive.

For more information, please call 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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 7 May 2019, 8.00am to Fri 31 May 2019, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 10.53am

Safety alerts: Road maintenance on The Walls Road and Mungo self-guided drive tour

Road maintenance is scheduled to occur on The Walls Road, leading to the Walls of China, and Mungo self-guided drive tour road. This will happen over the coming weeks. Please follow the reduced speed limit signs and the directions of park staff undertaking road maintenance. 

For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Darling area, Buronga office on 03 5021 8900.

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Applies from Fri 10 May 2019, 12.41pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 May 2019, 3.55pm

Closed parks: River Drive closed from camp site 30 to 34

River Drive is closed from campsite 30 to 34 as there is water over the road. This section of road will remain closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 May 2019, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 20 May 2019, 10.30am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive tour closed from Red Top Lookout

Some areas of this park are closed due to recent wet weather, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. The closed areas are:

  • Mungo self-guided drive tour from Red Top Lookout
  • Belah campground

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Lower Darling Area, Buronga office 03 5021 8900 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 29 Apr 2019, 11.44am

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: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.26am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed

Emu Lake Drive, which connects Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road, is currently closed. Visitors can access Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground via Woolshed Drive.

For more information, please call 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 Tue 2 Apr 2019, 8.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 6 May 2019, 9.25am

Closed areas: Lake Drive closed - access restrictions

Lake Drive is closed unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Therefore, Morton Boulka picnic area and Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed. These areas are inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive.

For more information, please call 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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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