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Mount Wood Summit walking track

Sturt National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Wood Summit walking track .

Track grading

Features of this track

Distance

3km return

Time

3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min

Quality of markings

No directional signage

Experience required

Experienced bushwalkers

Gradient

Very steep

Steps

Many steps

Quality of path

Rough unformed track

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Mount Wood Summit walk is located in the eastern part of Sturt National Park, about 30km from Mount Wood campground. To get there, drive 25km east from Tibooburra following the Tibooburra-Wanaaring Road to the Mount Wood turn-off. Turn onto the Gorge Loop Road and keep driving another 30km to the signposted carpark at the bottom of the walk.

    Parking

    Parking is available at start of the Mount Wood Summit walking track.

    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.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.

    Mount Wood Summit 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

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