Kinchega National Park Plan of Management

Kinchega National Park is located 113 kilometres south-east of Broken Hill adjacent to the town of Menindee. It covers 44,182 hectares extending southwards from Menindee for 62 kilometres along the Darling River.

1 December 1999
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Publication, Plan of management, Final
  • ISBN 0-73136-0834
  • File PDF 65KB
  • Pages 36
  • Name kinchega-national-park-plan-of-management.pdf

The park is one of four large national parks in the west Darling country of NSW promoted as important tourist destinations by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The others are Mutawintji, Sturt and Mungo, and each offers the visitor dramatically different landscapes typical of inland Australia.

Kinchega is the only large conservation area in NSW on the Darling River and includes the only substantial representation within the national park system of river red gums and shrublands of the rare plant Acacia carneorum as well as significant examples of bluebush shrubland. The lake system supports important bird rookeries while the land supports the four large species of macropod and other fauna typical of inland NSW.

Sites of the former Aboriginal occupation are abundant in the park and important historical relics of the pastoral industry, including the old Kinchega woolshed and the ruins of the homestead, remain on the park.

Kinchega National Park is also important because it is easily accessible from Broken Hill by sealed road and is therefore a popular local recreation area. Recreational use of Kinchega National Park is concentrated around Lakes Menindee and Cawndilla, two of the largest lakes of the Menindee Lakes Storage Scheme, and along the Darling River.

Other park planning documents

Kinchega National Park Conservation Management and Cultural Tourism Plan (2002)

Photo: Sunset at Kinchega National Park / D Finnegan /OEH