Sturt National Park
Sturt National Park is an enormous 340,329ha of arid landscape with its own beauty, a place of space and solitude, a place to breathe in the world, and one in which you do not feel alone.
Rolling red-sand-dunes ripple through the western secion, graduating past surprising wetlands surrounded by white sands and the bigger plains. Flat-topped 'mesas' or 'jump-ups' and fantastic views characterise the central jump-up country.
Enjoy the self-guided loop drives accessible by 2WD and 4WD along the Middle Road, the Gorge Loop Road or the Jump Up Loop road, passing through uniquely diverse landscapes with lookouts, hides, magnificent views and wildlife in abundance.
Wildflowers in good seasons transform the semi-aird desert region of red coloursinto a palette of bright colours that bring along with it an explosion of bird life.
There are a number of campsites equipped with barbecuses, toilets and shelters and are suitable for caravans and campers. BYO water and please respect the no-wood-fire-policy all year round. Olive Downs, Dead Horse Gully, Fort Grey and Mount Wood are all very different campgroundsand arelocated throughout a vast area of Sturt.
For the more descerning traveller there is the Mt Wood Historic Homesteardand the Mt Wood Shearers Quarters accommodation venues. Bookings are essential. Details are found on the www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Stays site or by phoning the local office in Broken Hill 08 8080 3200 or Tibooburra NPWS office 08 8091 3308 during business hours. Min. numbers and conditions apply. Sturt accommodation bookingsisseasonal (closed for the hottest months).
The Tibooburra NPWS office islocated at 51 Briscoe Street, Tibooburra, and is the ideal place to start your experience. Wander through the Museum attached to the office and enjoy the wonders of the pioneering heritage and Aboriginal cultural captured within. Collect information on the park including the drives, wildlife and history of the region at the NPWS office.
Access from Broken Hill is 355km along a partly sealed Silver City Highway and west from Bourke 430km which is unsealed.
As with all outback travel, check the road conditions prior to depature and do remember that public road information is seperate from National Park road information. Sturt National Park is an isoluated park and so too are the campground and accommodation venues. Visitors should be self-sufficient in person and vehicles, as the closed township is Tibooburra and the city of Broken Hill.
Vehicle entrance is $7.per day per vehicle (see our website for larger vehicle fees) and camping fees do apply.
Commercial Tour Operators are required to be licensed through the Parks Eco Park (PEP) licensing. Refer to www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au for further information.