Sturt National Park

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[top]Description

Sturt National Park is in the far north west corner of NSW. It is a few kilometers north of Tibooburra

[top]Getting there

The most common route to the park is north along the Silver City Highway from Broken Hill. It can be entered from the west via Cameron Corner and the Strzelecki Track. Other less common routes are from Wanaaring in the East and Nockatunga in the North.

[top]When to go

Winter, Spring and Autumn. This is in a remote area of the country that experience extremely hot temperatures in summer with Tibooburra regularly topping the state maximum temperature.

[top]Amenities

All the roads and tracks within the park are dirt/gravel/sand. There are four excellent camping areas within the park, along with accommodation for up to 11 people at Mount Wood Station.

[top]Key species

Gibberbird, Orange Chat, Brown Falcon, Black-shouldered Kite, Nankeen Kestrel, Swamp Harrier, Black Kite, Whistling Kite, Wedgetailed Eagle, Black-faced Woodswallow, White-browed Woodswallow, Black-fronted Dotterel, Pink-eared Duck, Australasian Grebe, White-winged Fairy-wren, Australian Pipit, Cinnamon Quail-thrush, Red-capped Robin, Flock Bronzewing, Budgerigar, Bourke Parrot, Singing Honeyeater, Yellow-throated Miner, Blue Bonnet, White-plumed Honeyeater. Yellow-billed Spoonbill. Red-browed Pardalote, Crested Bellbird, Emu, Black-tailed Native-hen. The numbers and species seen will be very dependent on the whether there have been recent rains. Contact the local Nationals Parks office in Tibooburra for the latest conditions.

[top]Notes

Some of the western roads/tracks are 4 wheel drive only with high clearancse and sand driving experience recommended. The two well known dry weather 2wd tracks in the eastern side of the park are the Jump-up Loop track and the Gorge Loop track. There are old dams along these tracks witch become a magnet for birds and wildlife. The Jump-track winds its way through Mitchell grass and gibber plains as it heads north to the Jump-up country around the Mount Olive campground. The area around South Myres tank (dam) has proven to be one of the better locations for photographing birds as there is plenty of suitable habitat for different species. Sturt NP is well known for its big population of Red Kangaroos and the Gorge Loop track is the best place to see them and Euros.

[top]Maps & GPS



[top]Images

The GranitesThe Granites
South Myres TankSouth Myres Tank
The Jump-upsThe Jump-ups
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