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Wells walk

Sturt National Park

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Take a break from drive touring to explore the Corner Country of Sturt National Park along the Wells walk. Explore varying outback landscapes and pass historical relics.

Sturt National Park
4km loop
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade 5
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • This walk can only be undertaken when Lake Pinaroo is dry.
  • Check the weather before you set out as roads within Sturt National Park may be closed during wet weather.
  • This park is in a remote location, please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

Starting from Fort Grey campground, the unformed track takes you on a journey through interdune woodland communities and along the creek past the majestic river red gums. You’re bound to see some kangaroos along the way and look out for grey falcons and black breasted buzzards.

Along the walk are the historical artefacts of European settlement, including the remains of an old brush fence and a well. You’ll also come across the historic ruins of the Old Fort Grey homestead, which is well worth a stop to look.

Although red sand dunes are the norm in this part of the outback you’ll be delighted when you encounter the crescent of white sand curving around the Ramsar wetlands – a significant conservation area and a haven for a range of waterbirds, including black swans and a range of ducks.

It's not possible to complete the walk when Lake Pinaroo is full - a sight in itself with the number and variety of birdlife.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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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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Waterbirds at Lake Pinaroo, Sturt National Park. Photo: OEH