Sturt National Park
Visit Talpero lookout for expansive desert views and see ‘the big bandicoot’ sculpture. It’s located 2 hours from Tibooburra, near Fort Grey campground in Sturt National Park.
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, sturdy shoes, hat, raincoat, clothes for all weather conditions, food supplies, sunscreen, first aid kit, personal locator beacon
- Please note
- Tibooburra Visitor Centre is a good place to visit before heading to Talpero lookout. Find more information and check road conditions on the board outside the visitor centre.
- Outback driving can be challenging. Slow down in dusty conditions.
- There's very little mobile phone coverage. A satellite phone will be handy in this remote area.
Picnic at Talpero lookout and learn about our unique desert ecology, local Aboriginal culture, and the history of pastoralism in Sturt National Park.
You can’t miss the 2m tall sculpture of a western barred bandicoot. It's made with offcuts from the same fencing mesh that's been used to create a feral predator-free area here. Golden bandicoots, greater bilbies, and other locally extinct mammals are slowly being reintroduced within these fenced areas.
You can also visit similar sculptures nearby. There's a huge bilby at Cameron Corner and a western quoll at Fort Grey campground.
Talpero is the local Aboriginal name for the western barred bandicoot. It was common in this area before foxes, cats, and other invasive species brought it to extinction.
Although you’re unlikely to see nocturnal species here you might spot birds of prey, red kangaroos, emus, goannas, skinks, geckos, and bearded and earless dragons.
Talpero lookout is part of the feral predator-free areas project.
If you’re planning a trip through Sturt National Park and its surrounds, stop at Tibooburra Visitor Centre for information and a sneak preview of walks, drives, accommodation and more.
Explore Corner Country and the outback of Sturt National Park from Fort Grey campground. Suitable for caravans and motorhomes, there are a couple of great walks nearby.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Tibooburra Visitor Centre
- Tibooburra Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service)
- 08 8091 3308
- 51 Briscoe Street, Tibooburra NSW 2880
- 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