Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park

Aboriginal Traditional Owners have a strong connection to Country at Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park.

Drive the 74 kilometre Caryapundy lookout loop drive and stay the night at Caryapundy lookout campground along the way. When Caryapundy Swamp is full, you'll have ringside seats to observe the visiting water birds. At Caryapundy tank bird hide, keep an eye out for the beautiful, vulnerable blue-billed duck.

Closer to the park's entrance, you'll also be able to visit the historic Whittabrinnah Hotel precinct and do the heritage walk around it. Explorers Burke and Wills struck camp in the area in the 1860s, around 10 years before the old hotel was built.

In wet years, the Bulloo River floods out on Narriearra, terminating in huge temporary wetlands. These enormous semi-permanent lakes in the desert are known as Caryapundy Swamp and the Bulloo Overflow. They attract massive numbers of nesting water birds and other wetland wildlife.

The park supports many diverse ecosystems. Stands of whitewood trees rise from sand dunes, and low open saltbush shrubs grow across vast grasslands. There are lignum wetlands on the floodplains, and coolabahs line the creeklines in the park's south.
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