Mutawintji National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Mutawintji National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Broken Hill
- Take the Silver City Highway towards Tibooburra and look for the Mutawintji National Park turnoff
- Take the Barrier Highway 75km from Broken Hill
Consult maps, GPS and local visitor centre information for travel distances, times and road conditions.
Park entry points
- Mootwingee Road access See on map
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
Best times to visit
Mutawintji National Park is best visited during autumn, winter and spring when daytime weather is pleasant. Summer in the outback can be very hot.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
30°C and 35°C
17°C and 31°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- 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.
Broken Hill office
08 8084 2880
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed 1pm to 2pm.
- 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
- Broken Hill office
Mutawintji Visitor Centre
51 Old Coach Road, Mutawintji, NSW 2880
- Mutawintji Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service).
Broken Hill (123 km)
About 10 km from Broken Hill, in the middle of the Living Desert Reserve, is Sundown Hill, the site of the Living Desert Sculptures. Follow the easy walking trail that takes you past these beautiful sandstone sculptures, even more striking in this desert setting.
White Cliffs (145 km)
Opals were discovered in the White Cliffs area as early as 1884. The town's first store and hotel opened in 1892, and miners soon arrived to dig their fortunes out of the ground. Make sure you buy an opal keepsake from one of the world's most unusual towns.
Wilcannia (176 km)
The small historic town of Wilcannia is located on the famous Darling River in the NSW outback. The nearby remote Mutawintji National Park offers a uniquely Australian experience, with its historic Aboriginal sites and captivating rugged desert terrain.