Sturt National Park
Head to Sturt National Park on your journey into the Australian outback. Camp for a few days to really explore the landscape and historic heritage of the park.
Read more about Sturt National Park
Sturt National Park protects an enormous arid landscape of space and solitude. From the rolling red sand dunes of the Strezlecki desert to the flat-topped mesas and the 450 million year old granite tors around Tibooburra, a visit to this outback park is a once in a lifetime experience for many.
One of the best ways to explore the park is along one of the self-guided drives or you could join a guided tour with one of the tour operators that visit the park. For more up close views of the landscape, try the short loop walks at Fort Grey or Dead Horse Gully. If you’ve only time for one walk, head to Mount Wood hills for a walk to the summit where stunning views of this spectacular landscape are waiting.
There’s also the historic Dingo Fence that runs east to south-west along the eastern third of Australia and along the western and northern boundary of Sturt National Park. Originally built in the 1880’s to keep dingoes away from sheep flocks and the southern part of the country, at 5,614km, it’s the world’s longest fence.
Spend the night at one of the park’s four campgrounds, each of which offers sites suitable for caravans and camper trailers as well as barbecue and picnic facilities. You may have the campground all to yourself; however you might share the space with some of the park’s resident kangaroos and abundant birdlife.
Highlights in this park
The Reintroduction of Locally Extinct Mammals project aims to restore the ecological health of national parks by reintroducing at least 13 native mammal species believed to be extinct in NSW.
Who knew NSW had a red desert? The land is arid in Sturt National Park but there's a sense of peace and solitude that’s hard to find elsewhere. Breathe in the big skies, epic landscapes, and contemplate the infinite nature of it all. So, let's get driving!
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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
Sturt Visitor Centre
08 8091 3308
Contact hours: Sturt Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service)
- 51 Briscoe Street, Tibooburra NSW 2880
- Sturt Visitor Centre