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Old Coach Road drive

Mutawintji National Park

Overview

The Old Coach Road drive is a piece of Australian history, following a section of the historic Broken Hill to White Cliffs Coach Run that connected these two outback towns. 

Where
Mutawintji National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Distance
10km one-way
Price
Free
Please note
  • Many of the park’s roads are unsealed so take extra care, bring plenty of petrol, food and water and check the weather before setting out
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

The short drive takes in the ruins of the Rockholes Hotel that was built to accommodate passing trade between the two towns, as well as spectacular rock formations like Wana Karnu and Split Rock.

Also along the drive you’ll find great spots for viewing the kangaroos, wallaroos and emus that live in the park.

After a 10km drive to the end of the road, you’ll see that Split Rock is a 3km walk from the carpark, so come prepared for a bit of bushwalking and plenty of photo opportunities.

You'll also find a picnic table so be sure to bring a tasty picnic lunch along.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

Mutawintji National Park joint management program

Located in semi-arid lands near Broken Hill, Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve are all rich in Aboriginal history and culture. NSW National Parks and the Mutawintji Board of Management are working together to ensure their preservation.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer
Old Coach Road drive, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer