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Jump-Up walking track

Sturt National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Jump-Up walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2hrs - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    2km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough unformed track

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Jump-Up walk starts at Olive Downs campground, located off the Jump-Up Loop Road, about 50km north of Tibooburra.

Parking

Parking is available at Olive Downs 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

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.

This park is in a remote location, please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, wearing appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member of friend of your travel plans.

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.

Prohibited

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.

Jump-Up walking track

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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.

    Buy annual pass

Visitor centre

Sturt National Park. Photo: Dina Bullivant