Last update: 24/4/2013 11:40AM
Cawndilla camping and day use areas still closed - Cawndilla campground
Cawndilla camping area (including the Cawndilla day use area) remains inaccessible.
Changes to park facilities and access.
You may have noticed a lack of park facilities along the River Drive, including toilets, picnic tables and woodfire BBQs. Many park resources were damaged or lost during the flooding of the Darling River. Please bear with Kinchega NP staff as work to restore infrastructure to all campsites is underway.
Park Use Fees (day use and camping fees) can be paid at the pay station located at the Kinchega Woolshed.
- River Drive campsites 31 - 33 remain closed.
- River Drive access to Campsite 34 is available via southern end of River Drive.
- The site of the PS Providence remains inaccessible.
For further information please contact the Broken Hill Area Office on 08 8080 3200.
Check public road access and conditions before visiting national parks in the outback region
Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) and Shire/Council roads may be closed due to flooding and/or rains in the areas of Bourke, Central Darling Shire (Wilcannia, Ivanhoe, White Cliffs, Menindee, and Pooncarie), Broken Hill area and the Unincorporated areas. Visitors need to make enquiries with the relevant authority for road conditions prior to travel.
Please note: Driving on a closed road can lead to heavy penalties. Approximately $1100.00 fine per axle from road authorities plus additional fines from NSW National Parks & Wildlife if driving on a closed road within a National Park or Reserve.
NPWS Broken Hill office: 08 8080 3200.
RTA and shire council contact details:
24 hour information line: 132701. Live updates & traveller information for NSW roads can be viewed at the RMS Live Traffic NSW website: http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au/
Broken Hill RTA recorded message 24 hours: 08 8082 6660. 24 Hour contact: Traffic Information Line 132 701. Unsealed roads 0429 394 612. Office hours: Roads and Maritime Services 08 8082 6699 / after hours: sealed roads 0429 346 432
Bourke Shire Council: (02) 6830 8000, after hours: 0419 722 055
Victorian Road: if the road you are wishing to view/access is not on this alert you can call the Vic Roads Traffic Management Centre on 13 11 70.