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Talpero lookout

Sturt National Park

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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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Tibooburra Visitor Centre, Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Tibooburra Visitor Centre

    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.

  • Fort Grey campground, Sturt National Park. Photo: Dinitee Haskard OEH

    Fort Grey campground

    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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  • 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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