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Willandra National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 30 September 2022, 4.44pm

Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.19am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.44pm.

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed - flooding

Willandra National Park is closed from Friday 30 September 2022 until further notice due to flooding and damage to the Willandra Creek crossing. This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Unsealed roads within Carrathool Shire are dry weather roads only. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 12.14pm.

Closed areas: Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters closed

The Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters are closed until further notice while asbestos works are being undertaken. 

The Willandra campground remains open.

For more information, contact the Riverina NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 2.11pm.

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 10.00am to Tue 11 Oct 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 7.27am

Closed parks: Koonaburra National Park closed

Koonaburra National Park is closed from Wednesday 5 October 2022 due to extensive localised rain affecting trail surfaces.

On-ground conditions will be re-assessed on Tuesday 11 October 2022 and an update provided at that time.

Public council roads providing access to the park may also be closed. Check the Cobar Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council websites for up-to-date information.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, call the NPWS Central West area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.13pm to Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Koonaburra National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check the road condition report for Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire.

There is a single access road to Koonaburra National Park, and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. If the council access road is closed, it is not possible to visit the national park.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Local alerts

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  • in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Willandra National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy annual pass
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