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Kinchega National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 18 September 2020, 12.32pm

Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 11.44am to Mon 28 Sep 2020, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 12.32pm.

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed due to expected heavy rainfall

Kinchega National Park will close on Friday 18 September to Sunday 27 September 2020 due to forecast very 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 Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 for further information.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 10.58am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Aug 2020, 4.18pm.

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground and picnic area closed

Cawndilla campground and Cawndilla picnic area are closed and inaccessible until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.01am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm.

Closed areas: Closed roads in Kinchega National Park

Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground, is closed. Emu Lake Drive is also closed until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 10.44am to Tue 22 Sep 2020, 10.46am. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Sep 2020, 2.32pm

Closed areas: Areas closed in Mungo National Park

The following areas of this park will be closed on Saturday 19 September, Sunday 20 September and Monday 21 September 2020 due to adverse weather conditions and heavy rain:

  • Main campground
  • Belah campground

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 office on 03 5021 8900 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 2.31pm to Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2.31pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Sep 2020, 2.27pm

Other planned events: Mungo Walk the Walls of China tours cancelled

Walk the Walls of China tours have been cancelled from Saturday 19 September to Monday 21 September 2020 due to adverse weather conditions and heavy rain These cancellations may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Please contact the NPWS Buronga office on 03 5021 8900 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm for further information. 

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Applies from Sat 19 Sep 2020, 1.59pm to Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Sat 19 Sep 2020, 2.07pm

Closed parks: Mungo National Park closed

This park is closed due to adverse weather conditions and heavy rain, unless the closure is otherwise extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Buronga office on (03) 50218900 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 2.39pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 2.34pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to expected high rainfall

Peery Lake picnic area will be closed from Friday 18 September to Tuesday 22 September due to expected high rainfall. This closure may be extended depending on Shire road conditions. It is anticipated the park will reopen on Wednesday 23 September or when local access roads reopen. For more information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 3.08pm to Wed 23 Sep 2020, 2.49pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 12.42pm

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to expected heavy rainfall

Coach and Horses campground will be closed from Friday 18 September to Tuesday 22 September 2020 due to expected high rainfall. This closure may be extended depending on Shire road conditions. It is anticipated the park will reopen on Wednesday 23 September 2020 or when local access roads reopen. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 11.44am to Mon 28 Sep 2020, 11.15am. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 12.32pm

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed due to expected heavy rainfall

Kinchega National Park will close on Friday 18 September to Sunday 27 September 2020 due to forecast very 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 Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 for further information.

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Applies from Thu 17 Sep 2020, 2.47pm to Tue 22 Sep 2020, 2.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 11.55am

Closed parks: Mutawintji National Park closed due to expected high rainfall

Mutawintji National Park will be closed from Friday 18 September to Monday 21 September 2020 due to expected high rainfall. It is anticipated the park will reopen on Tuesday 22 September 2020.  This closure may be extended. For more information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 10.58am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Aug 2020, 4.18pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground and picnic area closed

Cawndilla campground and Cawndilla picnic area are closed and inaccessible until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Aug 2020, 5.41pm

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail closed

The Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed. It has large areas of damage and requires maintenance to repair. Other options for cycling include the Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

For more information, contact the local NPWS Buronga office.

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Applies from Thu 26 Mar 2020, 1.15pm. Last reviewed: Tue 15 Sep 2020, 10.52am

Closed areas: Mungo Shearers' Quarters

Mungo Shearers' Quarters are closed until 31 October 2020. NPWS are limiting numbers of guests in the Shearer's Quarters after this time to ensure COVID safe plans are met. Bookings need to be made through the "Book Now" button on the NPWS website. 

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.01am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

Closed areas: Closed roads in Kinchega National Park

Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground, is closed. Emu Lake Drive is also closed until further notice. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Jul 2020, 1.02pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

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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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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Lake Menindee, Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer