Emu Lake camping area
On Woolshed Dr, not far from the visitor centre, this camping area is a great base for investigating the park. It’s also nearby the Shearers’ Quarters’ facilities, including hot showers and bore water, and surrounded by the mesmerising colours of the desert plains. As its name suggests, the camping area is ideal for emu spotting; look for them and other birdlife particularly around sunset.
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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