Western Ridge walking track
Mutawintji National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Western Ridge walking track.
Grade 5Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Quality of markings
No directional signage
Very steep and difficult
Quality of path
Rough track, many obstacles
Getting there and parking
On entering Mutawintji National Park, Western Ridge walking track starts near Homestead Creek campground.
Parking is available at Homestead Creek campground.
Best times to visit
Mutawintji National Park is best visited during spring. Daytime weather is pleasant and the nights are not yet too cold.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
30°C and 35°C
17°C and 31°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Toilets and picnic facilities are located at the Homestead Creek campground.
Maps and downloads
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.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Broken Hill office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed 1pm to 2pm.
- 08 8084 2880
- 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
- in Mutawintji National Park in the Outback NSW region
Mutawintji National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Mutawintji Visitor Centre
51 Old Coach Road, Mutawintji, NSW 2880
- Mutawintji Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service).