Latest Touring Routes!
>> Discover the beauty & history of the Barmah-Millewa Forest and Murray River along the Timber Cutters Run.
- Copyright © Simon Bayliss 2008-20 Simon Bayliss
- Last Updated: 16 November 2020 16 November 2020
- Visitors: 10597 10597
Kinchega National Park,
Darling River, Outback NSW
Kinchega National Park, located in the central Darling about one hour south-east of Broken Hill, provides wonderful access to the Darling River for birdwatching, historical insights, river camping and fishing. Rich in indigenous and pastoral history, Kinchega is bounded by the Darling River upstream from Menindee Lakes.
The park provides some of the best access to Darling River. Kinchega National Park is rich in natural history, a place that seems designed for nature lovers and photographers. It's also a place to immerse yourself in Aboriginal and European heritage. Sit back, relax and watch the native wildlife, where the red sand reaches up and touches the clear blue sky.
The area of Kinchega incorporates half the lakes which make up Menindee Lakes; man-made lakes (originally pondages of the Darling River) feed by the seasonal flow of the Darling River.
With the magnificent Darling River forming its eastern border, Kinchega National Park is ripe with river vistas. The Darling’s banks provide idyllic camping sites and abundant bird watching and fishing spots.
Kinchega also embraces a number of lakes in the Menindee Lake system, with remnants of Aboriginal occupation found in settlement sites, middens, ceremonial areas and scarred trees. It was a meeting place of the Barkintji (Barkindtji) people of the Darling River and Wiljakali people, traditionally of the Broken Hill area.
The photogenic Kinchega Woolshed is evidence of the area’s unique European heritage. It is in remarkable condition, a great insight to a bygone era with its many preserved examples of equipment and machinery. The last sheep shorn, 1967, took the total to 6 million over the life of the station.
Kinchega National Park Visitor Information:
Kinchega National Park See & Do...
- Kinchega Visitor Centre
- Kinchega Woolshed
- Morton Boulka picnic area
- Old Kinchega Homestead
- PS Providence historic site
Kinchega National Park Information Centre:
- Park Office: 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW
- Telephone 08 8080 3200
Safe Outback Travel
Driving Outback Australia
Safe Outback Travel
The Outback is easily accessible and a safe place to travel. Like any journey, correct planning, preparation and common sense will ensure a memorable and wonderful experience.
Safe outback travel is about common sense and potential dangers come from the hot & dry summers and distances between towns & services.
The Outback experiences very hot and dry summers. Travel is safer and more enjoyable March – October.
The best advice for any traveller is.. “it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it”