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Mutawintji National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mutawintji National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Broken Hill

    • Take the Silver City Highway towards Tibooburra and look for the Mutawintji National Park turnoff

    or

    • Take the Barrier Highway 75km from Broken Hill

    Consult maps, GPS and local visitor centre information for travel distances, times and road conditions.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    Best times to visit

    Mutawintji National Park is best visited during spring - daytime weather is pleasant and the nights are not yet too cold.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    30°C and 35°C

    Highest recorded

    48.6°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    17°C and 31°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    140.2mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

    No fuel or food is available at Mutawintji National Park, so bring sufficient supplies of each for an extended stay in the event of rain. Bore water is of drinkable quality, however, boiling before use is advised.

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mutawintji National Park

    Contact

    Visitor centre

    Nearby towns

    Broken Hill (123 km)

    About 10 km from Broken Hill, in the middle of the Living Desert Reserve, is Sundown Hill, the site of the Living Desert Sculptures. Follow the easy walking trail that takes you past these beautiful sandstone sculptures, even more striking in this desert setting.

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    White Cliffs (145 km)

    Opals were discovered in the White Cliffs area as early as 1884. The town's first store and hotel opened in 1892, and miners soon arrived to dig their fortunes out of the ground. Make sure you buy an opal keepsake from one of the world's most unusual towns.

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    Wilcannia (176 km)

    The small historic town of Wilcannia is located on the famous Darling River in the NSW outback. The nearby remote Mutawintji National Park offers a uniquely Australian experience, with its historic Aboriginal sites and captivating rugged desert terrain.

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    Rocky cliff over looking the plains, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: Adam Bruzzone