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Mutawintji Historic Site

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Applies from Tue 2 Apr 2019, 8.32am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 12.13pm

Closed areas: Lake Drive closed

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 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 16 Feb 2017, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 11.50am

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 8084 2880 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 30 Sep 2019, 11.36am

Fire bans: Solid fuel 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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Mutawintji Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer