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Mutawintji National Park

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Applies from Fri 1 Jun 2018, 8.32am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Sep 2018, 10.25am

Closed areas: Access restrictions due to Lake Drive closure

Morton Boulka picnic area and Cawndilla picnic area and campground are closed and inaccessible due to the current condition of Lake Drive. Lake Drive is closed.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 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 Oct 2017, 9.11am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in the 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 information about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

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Applies from Thu 16 Feb 2017, 4.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Sep 2018, 8.46am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive

Emu Lake Drive that connects the Kinchega Woolshed to the Tandou / Old Pooncarie Road is currently closed. Access to the Kinchega Woolshed and Emu Lake campground is possible via Woolshed Drive. For more information, please contact NPWS Broken Hill area office on (08) 8080 3200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Rocky cliff over looking the plains, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: Adam Bruzzone