Explore Aboriginal and pastoral history in the fascinating Kinchega National Park.
Kinchega National Park is about 100km south-east of Broken Hill near the township of Menindee. The park is characterised by the mesmerising lakes that glisten within the dry landscape, and the abundance of wildlife that thrives amid its drowned forest.
Meander along the Darling River’s red gum-lined banks which mark the park’s eastern boundary, or explore the shores of the park’s many lakes. And always keep an eye out for birds, kangaroos and emus.
This is the traditional land of the Paakantji Nation who came together to share the bounty of the flood. These river people caught fish by spearing them from canoes or by using nets and fish traps made from baskets. Visitors can experience this fascinating cultural history for themselves; with artefacts and special sites in the area dating back an incredible 35,000 years. Explore Aboriginal sites and European buildings including Kinchega Woolshed and its adjacent walks. As you explore, you’ll be given a taste of a harsh history in this challenging environment.
Lake Cawndilla, Emu Lake and other areas along the river have car access and caravan and camping sites. Accommodation can also be booked in the old shearers’ quarters within the park. With its striking natural beauty and ever-changing colours, a trip to Kinchega National Park is unlikely to be forgotten.