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Toorale National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

From Bourke:

  • Travel 10.5km north from Bourke on Hungerford Road
  • Continue for 21.5km and turn left at the sign to Louth, onto the unsealed Toorale Road (Rural Local Road 10).
  • Drive for 38km and, after crossing a stock grid, you’ll see a Toorale entrance sign.

From Louth:

  • Cross the bridge over the Darling River and travel 30km on the unsealed Toorale Road (Rural Local Road 10) towards Bourke.


  • Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru) See on map
  • Many Big Rocks picnic area (Karnu Yalpa) See on map
  • Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra) See on map

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

By bike

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

By public transport

Visit the NSW country transport info website for more information.

Best times to visit

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


Enjoy the wide open spaces under clear blue autumn skies.


A great time to see outback wildflowers and emu chicks and make the most of some excellent birdwatching opportunities.


Escape the heat and relax beside Darling River as you enjoy a spot of fishing among natural surroundings.


It’s the best time to explore the wetlands after the autumn rains bring the vast natural floodplain back to life.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


21°C and 36°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


4°C and 18°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.

Map of Toorale National Park


Nearby towns

Bourke (70 km)

Around 50km north of Gundabooka National Park is the town of Bourke. Considered the "Gateway to the real outback", Bourke is home to around 3,000 people and has a range of places to eat, garages and services, and plenty of things to do.