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Koonaburra National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Koonaburra National Park.

Getting there and parking

From Cobar:

  • Head west out of Cobar along the Barrier Highway for 10km.
  • Turn left onto The Wool Track, following it for 92km.
  • Turn left at the Belarabon Road and Wool Track junction, continuing on The Wool Track for another 36km.
  • Turn right at the sign for Koonaburra National Park onto an unnamed road, and follow the track 6km to the park entrance.

From Ivanhoe:

  • Head north on the Cobar-Ivanhoe road, which becomes The Wool Track, for 95km.
  • Turn left at the sign for Koonaburra National Park onto an unnamed road and follow the track 6km to the park entrance.

From Wilcannia:

  • Head south east out of Wilcannia along the Barrier Highway for 176 km.
  • Turn right onto Belarabon Road, following it for 58km.
  • Continue onto The Wool Track, following it for another 36km.
  • Turn right at the sign for Koonaburra National Park onto an unnamed road, and follow the track 6km to the park entrance.

Please check road conditions before you travel. Road access may be closed by the local Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire councils, depending on weather conditions.


  • Whispering Oaks campground and picnic area See on map

Road quality

Roads to Koonaburra National Park are closed during and after wet weather. Access is possible with 2WD vehicles in dry weather, though 4WD vehicles are recommended.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Koonaburra National Park. Here are some of the highlights:


The heat of summer has passed and the cold of winter has yet to arrive.


A great time to visit the park and beat the summer heat. During wet weather periods, the park also has abundant bird life.


Offers opportunities for peaceful, cosy nights around the campfire. Be prepared for low overnight temperatures, with some nights below zero.


Maps and downloads

Safety messages

However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.


Gathering firewood




Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Koonaburra National Park


Nearby towns

Cobar (143 km)

Cobar is a flourishing town built around the thriving mining and pastoral industries. Mining commenced here in the 1870s, and today, the town is an important source of copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold. Find out about Cobar's rich past at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre.

Wilcannia (276 km)

The small historic town of Wilcannia is located on the famous Darling River in the NSW outback. The nearby remote Mutawintji National Park offers a uniquely Australian experience, with its historic Aboriginal sites and captivating rugged desert terrain.