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Paroo-Darling National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Paroo-Darling National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    To get to the Peery section of Paroo-Darling National Park:

    • From the Barrier Highway at Wilcannia:
    • Travel north along the sealed road to White Cliffs (90km)
    • Then travel east along the unsealed Mandalay Road (20km)
    • Or from Wilcannia, travel north up the unsealed Wanaaring Road (80km)

    To get to the Wilga section of Paroo-Darling National Park:

    • From Wilcannia travel east along the Barrier Highway to the Tilpa Road turn off (5km)
    • Then travel north east along the unsealed East Tilpa Road (35km)

    Park entry points


    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    By bike

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

    Best times to visit

    It's a haven for waterbirds, so the best time of year to visit is when Peery Lake is full. Spring is a good time to see emu chicks and at other times you may see kangeroos, eagles and falcons.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    23°C and 36°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    5°C and 19°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    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 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.



    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.

    Paroo-Darling National Park


    Visitor centre

    Nearby towns

    White Cliffs (73 km)

    Opals were discovered in the White Cliffs area as early as 1884. The town's first store and hotel opened in 1892, and miners soon arrived to dig their fortunes out of the ground. Make sure you buy an opal keepsake from one of the world's most unusual towns.

    Wilcannia (167 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.

    Broken Hill (360 km)

    About 10 km from Broken Hill, in the middle of the Living Desert Reserve, is Sundown Hill, the site of the Living Desert Sculptures. Follow the easy walking trail that takes you past these beautiful sandstone sculptures, even more striking in this desert setting.