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Oolambeyan National Park

Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Hay:

    • Take Sturt Highway east towards Narrandera
    • Turn right onto Carrathool-Conargo Road
    • Turn right onto unsealed Gum Creek Road
    • Turn right onto Oolambeyan Road, which leads to the homestead
    • Please note the road into the park isn’t accessible after rain

    Park entry points

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Oolambeyan National Park is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    See Oolambeyan Homestead's roses in full bloom during autumn The colour changes in the landscape and the clear days make for lovely walking and beautiful photographs .

    Spring

    Rainbow bee-eaters migrate to the park, and these small, brightly coloured birds can be seen around the homestead. Wildflowers, such as paper daisies and darling peas, are in full bloom and carpet the landscape in yellow, white, purple and green .

    Winter

    This is the best time of year to see superb parrots which migrate here to feed in the cypress pines and boree woodland.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    15°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    47.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    4°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    –3.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    June

    Driest month

    November

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    121.9mm

    Facilities

    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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

    Prohibited

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Oolambeyan National Park

    Contact

    • in the Murray-Riverina region
    • Oolambeyan National Park is open from sunrise to sunset, but may close at times due to poor weather.

      • Griffith
        (02) 6966 8100
        Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
      • 200 Yambil Street, Griffith NSW
      • Fax: (02) 6966 8180
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    www.visitnsw.com

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    Oolambeyan National Park. Photo: John Spencer