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Gorge Loop Road drive

Sturt National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gorge Loop Road drive.

Getting there and parking

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    Gorge Loop Road is in Sturt National Park. To get there from Tibooburra:

    • Follow Wanarring Road for 45km, then turn right onto Gorge Loop Road.
    • At the end of the scenic drive – the junction of Gorge Loop Road and Silver City Highway – you can either return to Tibooburra or continue onto Jump-Up Loop Road (110km round-trip).

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at designated numbered sites along the route, walks, lookouts, and Mount Wood campground.

    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

    You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    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.

    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.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood may not be collected from the park.

    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.

    Gorge Loop Road drive

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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.

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    Desert shrubs and red earth in Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE