Culgoa National Park
The Culgoa National Park, which shares its northern border with the Culgoa Floodplain National Park in Queensland, is relatively small park but is no less important. Its location in the Murray Darling basin in addition to Aboriginal and European culture makes this a unique park. With the Coolibah-lined Culgoa River running through it it is a birdwatchers paradise and a must after spring rains for those interested in outback wildflowers.
Currawinya National Park
Currawinya's lakes, rivers and wetlands contrast strikingly with the sandy plains and rocky ranges of semi-arid south-western Queensland. These wetlands are among the most important inland waterbird habitats in Australia. Two large lakes, separated by only a few kilometres of sand dunes, are the centrepiece of a fascinating mosaic of habitats across the park. Lake Numalla is freshwater. The slightly larger Lake Wyara is saline.
Gundabooka National Park
Situated less than 1 hours drive from Bourke on the Kidman Way, Gundabooka National Park provides the traveller with a wonderful place to explore the wonders of the landscape. Bounded to the north by the Darling River, the park has wonderful open plains, a beautiful creek-fed gorge (seasonal), culturally significant rock art and the magnificent mountain after which the park is named - Mt Gundabooka.
Kinchega National Park
With the magnificent Darling River forming its eastern border, Kinchega National Park was formerly part of the Kinchega-Kars pastoral lease which covered 800,000 hectares and extended all the way from Menindee to Broken Hill.The area of Kinchega incorporates half the lakes which makes up Menindee Lakes; man-made lakes (originally pondages of the Darling River) feed by the seasonal flow of the Darling River.
Lake Bindegolly National Park
A string of salt and freshwater wetlands at Lake Bindegolly National Park form an important wildlife refuge in the arid zone. The park is home to more than 195 species of birds, 80 other kinds of animals and 300 species of plants. Saline Lakes Bindegolly and Toomaroo and freshwater Lake Hutchinson attract more than 60 species of waterbirds including pelicans, swans and the rare freckled duck. The lakes are dry about once a decade.
Mt Grenfell Historic Site
Mt Grenfell Historic site is a spiritually moving area as it provides many examples of magnificent rock paintings. The semi-permanent waterhole and many rockshelfs that provided shelter and ceremonial places that now exhibits some wonderful linear and figure designs depicting humans and assorted animals that are significant to the area and Aboriginal culture.
Mungo National Park
In theory it is nothing more than the remnants of an ancient lake (completely dry and with ancient sand dunes running 20+ km along one side) in the middle of the New South Wales outback. In reality it is one of the most significant anthropological and archaeological sites in the world. Lake Mungo, located in Mungo National Park, is one of 17 dry lakes which constitute the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area (1981).
Mutawintji National Park
Mutawintji National Park and the Mutawintji Historic site is an extremely special place for the living culture and spirituality of Indigenous Australians The historic site has an extensive history as an Aboriginal ceremonial site relevant to many indigenous groups from the Darling River Region and beyond.
Paroo-Darling National Park
One of the newer parks, The Paroo-Darling National Park spans two distinct regions covering the arid catchment area of the Paroo River (Peery and Poloko Lakes) and the Paroo-Darling confluence to the south. The northern section of the park, near White Cliffs, is developing a day use area while the southern section covers the old Wilga Station and incorporates one of the best camping areas along the Darling River - Coach and Horses campground which is 50lm east of Wilcannia.
Sturt National Park
The innate quality of those who travel the Outback is to see the icon destinations that are ingrained in the Australian psyche and Cameron Corner is one of those Outback destinations. The surveyed north-west corner of NSW, Cameron Corner, is the point at which the states of NSW, Queensland and South Australia meet and it is this corner that forms the north-west boundary of Sturt National Park - one of NSW's largest National Parks at 340,000 ha.
Yanga National Park
One of NSW’s newer National Parks, Yanga is conveniently located just north of Balranald and makes an easy diversion on the east-west route along the Sturt Highway. Its close proximity to Balranald also means it is only an hour or so from Mungo National Park and both parks can easily be visited in a day.