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Mount Wood Summit walking track

Sturt National Park

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Get an eagle eye view of the vast Sturt National Park by climbing the Mount Wood summit.

3km return
Time suggested
3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min
Grade 5
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply

Cone-shaped Mount Wood stands tall among the gibber plains of Sturt National Park, said to be one of the most inhospitable places in Australia.

The walk to the summit is relatively short and quite challenging, but the breathtaking views of this ancient landscape are sure to impress. The gibber plains are a flat expanse where desert winds have blown away sand and dust.

Along the walk you may catch a glimpse of the bandicoots, desert rat-kangaroos and hare-wallabies that inhabit the plains. From the top, you’ll most probably catch a glimpse of eagles and kestrels soaring high above you.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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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