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Mutwaintji Visitor Centre. Photo: John Spencer

Mutawintji Visitor Centre

Mutawintji Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. The visitor centre is on your left as you enter the Mutawintji Park. It is unstaffed, but provides a general introduction to the park for visitors. It is also a good place to stop and get your bearings and use the facilities.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Where
Mutawintji National Park in Outback NSW
Sturt Vistor Centre, Sturt National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Sturt Visitor Centre

Sturt Visitor Centre is closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff. Stop by Sturt Visitor Centre to plan your trip to Sturt National Park. Here you can get information about walks, drives, accommodation and more.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Wheelchair
access
Medium
Where
Sturt National Park in Outback NSW

Driving routes

Walking tracks

Wide view of Toorale Homestead with palm trees, under a sunny sky. Photo: Joshua Smith/DPIE

Toorale Homestead walk

Toorale Homestead walk is in the Toorale Homestead precinct of Toorale National Park, near Bourke. Enjoy a short stroll around the heritage-listed homestead and its historic buildings.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
0.2km loop
Grade
Easy
Where
Toorale National Park in Outback NSW
Homestead Gorge trail, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer, OEH

Homestead Gorge trail

Take a breathtaking walk along the Homestead Gorge trail for scenic landscape vistas and ancient Aboriginal rock engravings. Plus you might see wallabies, emus and birds.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
7.5km return
Time
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Mutawintji National Park in Outback NSW
Mutawintji Gorge walk, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer, OEH

Mutawintji Gorge walk

The Mutawintji Gorge walk takes you on a hike through one of the park’s most scenic gorges. Enjoy a picnic at the end or simply spend some time taking in the view.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
6km return
Time
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Mutawintji National Park in Outback NSW
Mutawintji Historic Site. Photo: Dinitee Haskard

Rockholes loop walking track

An exciting excursion from the Homestead Creek Trail for the more adventurous. The loop leads past some excellent Aboriginal engravings, up to splendid views of several large rockholes, Homestead Gorge and Bynguano Range.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
5.6km return
Time
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Mutawintji National Park in Outback NSW
Thaaklatjika Mingkana Walking Track, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: Dinitee Haskard/NSW Government

Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track

A short, easy walk, suitable for wheelchairs, that winds into the splendour of Mutawintji's gorges to Thaaklatjika (Wright's Cave). Within this rocky overhang are some fascinating examples of Aboriginal and post-colonial history, including paintings, sten

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
0.8km return
Time
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 2
Where
Mutawintji National Park in Outback NSW
A gum tree in a desert setting, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: Stuart Cohen

Western Ridge walk

A spectacular walk for the fit as this trail is steep in some sections. From the ridge you overlook the vast desert plains and the beautiful Byngnano Range - wonderful at sunset. The walk can take up to 3 hours to complete.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
6km loop
Time
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Mutawintji National Park in Outback NSW
See more walking tracks
Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government