Toorale National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Toorale National Park.
Getting there and parking
- 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.
- 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
- Mount Talowla lookout See on map
- Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra) See on map
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
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
21°C and 36°C
4°C and 18°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Outback NSW region
Toorale National Park and SCA is open sunrise to sunset, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
02 6830 0200
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 51-53 Oxley Street, Bourke NSW 2840
- Bourke office
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.