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Mutawintji National Park

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Last reviewed: Thu 8 April 2021, 2.36pm

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.36pm.

Safety alerts: Mutawintji National Park - access roads open with caution, via Silver City Highway

Access roads from Broken Hill via Silver City Highway to Mutawintji National Park have opened with caution to 2WD vehicles.  

Access from White Cliffs and also via Waterbag Road are currently closed by the road authorities. 

Please check with road authorities before accessing Mutawintji National Park via those roads. 

This notification will be updated as conditions change.

Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 1.23pm.

Closed areas: Split Rock walking track accessible via 4WD only

Access to Split Rock walking track is only via 4WD along Old Coach Road. The creek crossing is very steep and not accessible by 2WD. 

For further information please contact NPWS Broken Hill office on (08) 8084 2880.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to rain

The access roads to Peery Lake picnic area are currently closed due to rain. When Wanaaring Road and Mandalay Road reopen, the picnic area will be accessible again.

For further information please contact the NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.36pm

Safety alerts: Mutawintji National Park - access roads open with caution, via Silver City Highway

Access roads from Broken Hill via Silver City Highway to Mutawintji National Park have opened with caution to 2WD vehicles.  

Access from White Cliffs and also via Waterbag Road are currently closed by the road authorities. 

Please check with road authorities before accessing Mutawintji National Park via those roads. 

This notification will be updated as conditions change.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Split Rock walking track accessible via 4WD only

Access to Split Rock walking track is only via 4WD along Old Coach Road. The creek crossing is very steep and not accessible by 2WD. 

For further information please contact NPWS Broken Hill office on (08) 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Low Road access into Kinchega National Park closed

Please use the access road from Broken Hill to Menindee Road to enter Kinchega National Park. The Low Road access from Menindee into the park has been closed by Central Darling Shire Council until further notice due to road works. For further 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: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 10.02am

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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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 9.25am

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground closed until further notice

Cawndilla campground is closed. Lake drive is closed from Morton Boulka picnic area and there is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is in place unless otherwise extended or removed. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Lake Drive at Morton Boulka picnic area and Emu Lake Drive closed

These two small sections of road in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Lake Drive from Morton Bouka picnic area to Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive

Cawndilla campground is not accessible. Emu Lake Drive is currently closed but Emu Lake campground is accessible when the park is open.

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

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For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/mutawintji-national-park/local-alerts

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