Darling River camping areas
There are 34 campsites scattered along the Darling, accessible from 10 km south of Menindee along River Dr. Many of the sites are on groves of ancient river red gums, and while you should not set up camp directly beneath them, camping among these amazing trees, next to the river, is a truly magical experience. Most of the sites are well away from neighbours and the birdlife along the river is abundant. Rain can make the access roads here very slippery.
Who to contact: NPWS Broken Hill (08) 8080 3200 How to book: NPWS Broken Hill (08) 8080 3200 for Shearers Quarters
This campsite is located in Kinchega National Park
Kinchega National Park hugs the southern end of the fascinating Menindee Lakes system, which after rain becomes a haven for waterbirds. Visitors can fish or swim when the lakes are full, or explore the region’s rich Aboriginal and European history. The Old Kinchega Woolshed still stands here and interpretive signs give a fascinating insight into the pastoral history of the area, as do the ruins of the old homestead nearby. The national park is 5 km south of Menindee and 110 km south-east of Broken Hill. Note: access roads are closed when wet, and a total fire ban is in place annually from 31 Oct – 1 Mar. Carry in your own firewood and drinking water.
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