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Kinchega National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 20 September 2021, 1.08pm

Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 1.08pm.

Closed areas: Roads and areas closed

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground
  • Cawndilla campground

Cawndilla campground is scheduled to re-open in the coming weeks.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 19 Aug 2021, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.57am.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to COVID-19

The following National Parks are closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government's stay-at-home restrictions:

  • Kinchega National Park
  • Mutawintji National Park
  • Paroo-Darling National Park
  • Sturt National Park

Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage or contact the local office.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 22 Sep 2021, 11.18am. Last reviewed: Wed 22 Sep 2021, 3.45pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to COVID-19

Peery Lake picnic area is closed due to the NSW Government's COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 update webpage.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 1.08pm

Closed areas: Roads and areas closed

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground
  • Cawndilla campground

Cawndilla campground is scheduled to re-open in the coming weeks.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 20 Sep 2021, 11.38am

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 Thu 19 Aug 2021, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 14 Sep 2021, 8.57am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to COVID-19

The following National Parks are closed until further notice as a result of the NSW Government's stay-at-home restrictions:

  • Kinchega National Park
  • Mutawintji National Park
  • Paroo-Darling National Park
  • Sturt National Park

Find out more on our COVID-19 update webpage or contact the local office.

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Applies from Sat 11 Sep 2021, 12.01am to Thu 30 Sep 2021, 11.59am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Sep 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Areas closed on Mungo National Park

Some parts of this park will be closed from Saturday 11 September to Thursday 30 September 2021 to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The closed areas are:

  • Main campground
  • Mungo Shearers' Quarters 

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

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.50pm

Closed parks: Park closed

Mutawintji National Park is closed until Friday 1 October 2021 to protect the safety of visitors, staff and local communities.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Sep 2021, 12.21pm

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed. 

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Sep 2021, 3.31pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road is closed.

This closure may be further extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 2 Sep 2021, 3.30pm

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Detailed environmental assessments and planning needs to be conducted before maintenance works can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. 

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

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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

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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