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Kinchega National Park

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What we're doing

Park management activities

Kinchega National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Preserving biodiversity

Kinchega National Park embraces programs dedicated to preserving rare, vulnerable, threatened and endangered native species. Programs to maintain biodiversity are in effect within this park and include extensive research and the surveying of identified species. Efforts to minimise threats to such plant, animal and bird species are ongoing.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Kinchega National Park. Pest reduction of introduced species, such as goats, as well as carrying out risk assessments for new and emerging weeds, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the biodiversity values of this park.

Historic heritage in our parks and reserves

The historic heritage of Kinchega National Park is preserved through a variety of NPWS programs that embrace its pastoral and cultural past. Heritage revitalisation, history interpretation and documentary surveying projects are ongoing in this park, along with the implementation of conservation plans. Continuing interpretation of Aboriginal heritage is also conducted in conjunction with local land councils and the Aboriginal community.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

Kinchega National Park works to keep its visitors safe and informed, and this extends to issues of signage. Displaying up to date, easily understandable and interpretive signage is an ongoing priority in this park.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Kinchega National Park boasts abundant cultural values and is extremely important to Aboriginal people. NPWS works with local Aboriginal land councils on decision-making regarding the interpretation of cultural sites within the park. Site conservation and maintenance of interpretive signage are ongoing, and efforts continue to enhance the recognition of the park’s Aboriginal heritage.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community 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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