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Mutawintji Historic Site

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Book a tour to see Aboriginal rock art, hear Dreamtime stories, and learn about Aboriginal culture at Mutawintji Historic Site. This ancient landscape is located near Broken Hill in outback NSW.

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If the spectacular landscape of Mutawintji doesn’t take your breath away, then the Aboriginal art at Mutawintji Historic Site surely will. This wonderful area within Mutawintji National Park boasts one of the best collections of Aboriginal art in New South Wales.

You can only visit this special park by taking a guided tour with Mutawintji Heritage Tours. Set off on a 2-4 hour walk, discovering the site’s history and culture, beginning with an audio-visual display and continuing through the ancient landscapes. Parts of the walk up to the site are challenging, but you’ll be so busy admiring the outstanding scenery, you probably won’t notice.

At every turn, the ancient wonders of Mutawintji reveal themselves. You’ll see Aboriginal rock engravings and ochre stencils. Down on the flat plains you'll spot the remains of fireplaces, stone flakes and grinding stones. Kids and adults alike will enjoy listening to Aboriginal guides share their Dreamtime stories.

If you'd like to stay in the area you can book a campsite at Homestead Creek campground and enjoy the serenity of the Australian outback. Savour uninterrupted sunrises, sunsets and the mesmerising brightness of the outback stars.

Things to do:

Itinerary: Outback discovery

This unforgettable Australian journey features humbling outback landscapes, one of the state’s most impressive Aboriginal rock art collections and lots of historic homesteads. Base yourself in the classic outback town of Broken Hill, more than a 1,000km west of Sydney.

Dust, windmill and old shearers' quarters. Photo: Boris Hlavica/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

Highlights in this park

  • An aerial view of the outback landscape surrounding Split Rock walking track near Broken Hill. Credit: Kristy Lawrie © DCCEEW

    Split Rock walking track

    Explore the rugged outback landscape of Mutawintji National Park along Split Rock walking track. This wild walk near Broken Hill is significant to Abo...

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