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Mount Wood Homestead

Sturt National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Wood Homestead.

Getting there and parking

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    Mount Wood Homestead is in the south-east area of Sturt National Park: To get there:

    • On entering Sturt National Park, Mount Wood Homestead is located near the intersection of Thomsons Creek and Gorge Loop Road, near Mount Wood campground.
    • The homestead is approximately 45km from Tibooburra

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • Dry weather only

    Parking

    • Bus and car parking is available a short walk from the homestead

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Sturt National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    A great time of year to visit when daytime temperatures are pleasant and night times not too chilly.

    Spring

    Depending on the rainfall the park's wildflowers, including the distinctive red Sturt Desert Pea will be on show throughout the park.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    22°C and 36°C

    Highest recorded

    47.6°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5°C and 17°C

    Lowest recorded

    -2.8°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    February

    Driest month

    August and September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    178.2mm

    Facilities

    • The Homestead has 5 bedrooms, a fully furnished living room, separate kitchen facilities, and separate toilets and showers.
    • Bedding configuration: 1 queen bed + single bed, 1 bunk, 4 single beds, 1 queen bed.
    • Bed linen, pillows, blankets, tea-towels and towels are provided.
    • The kitchen includes a four-burner stove, oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle. Kitchenware, cutlery, and crockery is provided.
    • Dam water is available at the property, but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
    • There are no public phones or internet facilities. Mobile phone coverage may be limited or unavailable.

    Toilets

    • Flush toilets

    Barbecue facilities

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

    Showers

    • Hot showers

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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.

    Water activities

    Beaches, rivers and lakes in NSW national parks offer lots of opportunities for water activities. Please take care in the water and find out how to help your family and friends stay safe around water.

    Accessibility

    Disability access level - medium

    • From the carpark in front of the complex, access is via a flat concrete footpath into the kitchen. All verandahs are level.
    • The kitchen/dining area is large and there are no steps from the front verandah into the kitchen.
    • 1 bedroom and the accompanying bathroom/toilet facilities are wheelchair accessible.
    • Some sections of the homestead are more difficult to access due to narrow doorways. Please advise when booking if wheelchair access is a requirement of your stay.

    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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    Park info

    • in Sturt National Park in the Outback NSW region
    • Sturt National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

      $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

      Buy annual pass

    Visitor centre

    Aerial view of the red earth at Mount Wood Homestead. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE