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Mount Wood Shearers Quarters

Sturt National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

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

  • On entering Sturt National Park, Mount Wood Shearers Quarters is located near the intersection of Thomsons Creek and Gorge Loop Road, not far from the Homestead complex and Mount Wood campground
  • It's approximately 30km east of Tibooburra

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

On-street parking is available in front of the accommodation and also a short walk from the accommodation.

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

  • Mount Wood Shearers Quarters has 8 bedrooms, a large dining room, lounge room, kitchen, toilets and showers.
  • Bedding configuration: 8 bedrooms with 2 bunks per room
  • The kitchen includes a four-burner stove, oven, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle. Basic kitchenware, cutlery, and crockery is provided.
  • Please bring tea-towels as they are not provided.
  • There is no mobile reception, public phones, or internet at this property
  • Dam water is available, but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking.

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 Plus 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.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

  • These facilities are not wheelchair accessible

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

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