The Granites walking track
Sturt National Park
Explore the geological history of Sturt National Park along The Granites walking track. See wildflowers, kangaroos and lizards as you walk over the ancient boulders.
- Sturt National Park
- 3km loop
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
- Grade 3
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
- Please note
- There is a 4km loop if you’d like a slightly longer walk.
- Check the weather before you travel to Sturt National Park as roads may be closed following rain.
- 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.
While the ancient volcano at Sturt National Park never erupted, evidence of its efforts to do so is unmistakable in the form of enormous granite boulders that dot the landscape.
The granite boulders, or the Granites as they are known locally, were formed when magma was pushed up into gaps and cracks in the earth’s surface. You can explore the Granites along the Granites walking track, a journey that will take you over the top of these ancient boulders that are estimated to be around 450 million years old.
Whether you choose to hike the 3km or 4km loop, you’ll see desert bloodwoods and the vibrant red of Sturt’s desert peas along the track; a striking contrast to the giant boulders. You might also see bearded dragons, beaked geckos and stumpy tail lizards basking on warm rocks in the sun, and depending on the season and recent rainfall, there may be kangaroos grazing on the grassy plains.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- Sturt Visitor Centre
- Sturt Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service)
- 08 8091 3308
- 51 Briscoe Street, Tibooburra NSW 2880
- 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