Kinchega National Park - NSW

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -32.49062 142.32265
DMS: 32º 29' 26.23" S 142º 19' 21.53" E
UTM: 54 H 6404410mN 624266mE
Altitude: 60m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

434.82kms NorthEast of Adelaide - Driving 646 km (7 hours 42 mins)
640.09kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 963 km (10 hours 52 mins)
706.44kms NorthWest of Canberra - Driving 1217 km (13 hours 17 mins)

Address & Contact

Lake Cawndilla
New South Wales
Phone: 08 8084 2880
Email: npws.westdarling@environment.nsw.gov.au
Web: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kinchega-national-park

Information

No visit to Kinchega National Park is complete without exploring the beautiful, old buildings of Kinchega Station. Built in 1875 of corrugated iron and river red gum, the historic Kinchega Woolshed is a vast and very well preserved classic piece of Australian pastoral heritage.

Inside the woolshed, you’ll see wool presses and tables, a machinery room and an original steam engine as well as sweating pens and the board where the sheep were held for shearing. In 97 years of operation, six million sheep were sheared here, an amazing thing to imagine as you wander through this quietly majestic building.

An area of glittering lakes in a dry landscape, with waterbirds living among its backwaters and drowned forests. Massive river red gums gather at the banks of the Darling River, which forms the eastern boundary of the park.

Explore the Aboriginal sites and European structures, such as the Kinchega Woolshed. Take a self-guided tour in the visitor centre in the old shearers' quarters.

Car-based and caravan camping are available at the Cawndilla Campground, Emu Lake Campground near the old homestead site or along the Darling River Run at Darling River Campground. You can also stay in the old shearers' quarters (bookings required).

Access is 111 km south-east of Broken Hill along the road to Menindee. Unsealed roads, closed when wet. Vehicle entry fee applies.

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Closest Weather Station

Menindee at 22/09:00am EST
Distance from Kinchega National Park 13.96km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
6.0°C4.1°C93%4.9°ChPa0.0mmSW4km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Menindee Post Office
Distance from Kinchega National Park 13.96km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.433.830.725.620.717.317.019.322.926.530.032.8
Mean Min. °C18.518.215.210.97.55.04.15.38.011.314.616.8
Mean Rain mm24.021.718.716.022.721.918.317.918.422.821.221.8

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