The NSW Government has announced the creation of a new national park, Brindingabba National Park, and we can’t wait to start exploring it.

Where is Brindingabba National Park?

Brindingabba National Park spans nearly 34,000 hectares and is located on the traditional Paroo River Country of the Budjiti and Barkandji people. It’s around 175km north-west of Bourke, on the NSW-QLD border.

The park includes 30 different ecosystems and is a vital refuge for at least 12 endangered and 31 vulnerable species.


Wombah Lake, Brindingabba | Photo by DPE

Conserving Australia’s Biodiversity

In order to purchase the park, the NSW government was financially supported by The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC).

TNC Director of Conservation and Science, Dr James Fitzsimons, said Brindingabba is an important milestone for the conservation of the state’s unique biodiversity.

‘Brindingabba National Park protects unique landscapes that are nationally significant,’ Dr Fitzsimons said.

‘With neighbouring privately protected areas, it creates a conservation corridor of more than 65,000 hectares.’

Habitat will be protected for threatened species including Pied honeyeaters, Hooded robins, Major Mitchell cockatoos, Fat-tailed dunnarts, and a small carnivorous marsupial called the Kultarr.

Protecting Indigenous Culture

Minister for Environment James Griffin said the formation of Brindingabba National Park will mean its ‘rich biodiversity’ will be ‘protected in perpetuity’.

‘The people of New South Wales will be able to experience it for themselves for generations to come,’ Mr Griffin said.

The property has an extensive Aboriginal cultural heritage, and many Indigenous artefacts and items of significance have been found across the site. 

The National Parks and Wildlife Service hopes to work alongside the local Aboriginal community to protect this living culture.

A Space for Everyone to Enjoy Australia’s Bush

Not only is the site important for conservation and preserving Indigenous culture, it’s also expected to become a drawcard for tourists to visit a lesser-visited region of NSW.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has plans to build camping and hiking facilities, so you and I could be exploring it before the end of 2023.


Feature image thanks to DPE