Cawndilla Lake Campground - Kinchega National Park

National Park - New South Wales


Birdwatchers will flock to this idyllic lakeside campground in Kinchega National Park in outback NSW. Cawndilla Lake is the gathering place for countless waterbirds and it’s birdwatcher’s paradise, no matter what time of year you arrive.

You’ll be mesmerised by the cycle of wet and dry that brings life to this unique wetland. After the rains, you might see rare waterbirds such as brolgas, freckled and blue-billed ducks. Be sure to watch for the cheeky antics of the water fowls. When the waters recede, the flood plains erupt in a carpet of dazzling colour with wildflowers such as daises, sagoweed and sunrays.

At sundown, get ready for the light show of a life time. The lake will glow with the reflected colours of sunset, and the sky will fill with the calls of water birds. Later, relax beside the campfire under a blanket of stars and listen to the orchestra of the bush.

Activities: walking, paddling, sailing and boating, liloing, swimming, fishing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising

Getting there: Cawndilla Lake campground is in the western precinct of Kinchega National park. To get there follow Lake Drive to the campground.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues (free), non-flush toilets, picnic tables, carpark

Bookings: Bookings are not available for Cawndilla campground

Excellent but limited number of well shaded, level sites adjacent to beautiful beach when lake has high water. Well maintained drop toilet and BBQ. Great beach for young children, kayaking, bird activity and sunset photos.
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