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Western Ridge walking track

Mutawintji National Park

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Western Ridge walking track is a spectacular walk for fit bushwalkers. From the ridge you'll overlook the vast desert plains and the beautiful Bynguano Range. It's especially beautiful at sunset.

6km loop
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade 5
What to
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • In wet weather, access within the park maybe closed, and the public roads are susceptible to weather closures. Please check with the park office before you head out.
  • If you’re planning to watch the sunset on Western Ridge walking track, please take a torch with you.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Also known as Sunset Ridge trail, Western Ridge walking track is a spectacular hike if you’re into rugged scenery and enjoy a challenging walk. Allow around 3 hours to complete.

Starting from Homestead Creek campground, the track is very steep in sections, but the breathtaking scenic views in every direction make it well worth the effort. Time this walk in the afternoon for one of the most beautiful sunsets you’re likely to experience.

Following the red markers as you climb the ridge, look for wedge tailed eagles and pink cockatoos. A birdwatching paradise, corellas and finches are often seen flitting through the mallee scrub.

As you clamber up, drink in the views all around you. From the vast western desert plains to the dramatic gorges and rich red ochres of the Bynguano Range to the east, you’ll feel on top of the world. For more big sky views, try the Bynguano Range walking track.

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

Conservation program:

Mutawintji National Park joint management program

Located in semi-arid lands near Broken Hill, Mutawintji National Park, Mutawintji Historic Site and Mutawintji Nature Reserve are all rich in Aboriginal history and culture. NSW National Parks and the Mutawintji Board of Management are working together to ensure their preservation.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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