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Jump-Up walking track

Sturt National Park

Overview

Discover the landscape of Sturt National Park along the Jump-Up walking track; you’re likely to see Aboriginal sites, wildflowers and kangaroos along the way.

Where
Sturt National Park
Distance
2km loop
Time suggested
2hrs - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
  • There is a 4km loop if you’d like a slightly longer walk
  • Picnic facilities are available at Olive Downs campground
  • Check the weather before you travel to Sturt National Park as roads may be closed following rain

Take a walk among the Jump-Up landscape of Sturt National Park; striking flat-topped mesas that are the remains of an ancient mountain range.

As you walk, you’ll have a good view of the surrounding plains, predominantly covered with mulga bushland; however you might be lucky enough to see a carpet of wildflowers following heavy rains. Further away, you’ll be able to see the low-lying gibber plains.

Keep your eyes open for wallaroos, kangaroos, lizards and eagles as you walk and be sure to look out for rock engravings, middens and scarred trees along the way; evidence of the Wangkumara people’s long connection to this ancient landscape.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Sturt National Park. Photo: Dina Bullivant