This one’s a little outside of the comfort zone for a lot of Sydneysiders, and certainly not the spot for an overnight jaunt, but if you can scratch together a couple of extra days of annual leave from somewhere, it’s really worth biting the bullet and making the pilgrimage out here to the New South Wales outback at some point.
Sturt National Park is tucked away in the northwest of the state and recognised as the gateway to Cameron Corner – the meeting point of New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
The western side of the park collides with the Strzelecki Desert park is home to proper outback terrain in the form gibber plains and wetlands that give way to endless rolling sand dunes.
You owe it to yourself to get out and see this corner of the country at some point.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING is a way of life out here, and it’s necessary to be prepared for many types of terrain. Corrugations will soon find the weak spots in your rig and if you plan to head off the main tracks, ensure you’re well equipped with a set of MAXTRAX, full recovery kit and basic spares.
THE WILD DOG FENCE is the world’s longest fence and was built in the late 19th century to keep dingos out of southeastern Australia. The fence borders and park and you can see part of it on a visit to Cameron Corner.
LOCATION: 1060km northwest of Sydney, the park it situated in the far northwestern corner of the state.
CAMPING is available within the park at Olive Downs, Mount Wood, Dead Horse Gully and Fort Grey campgrounds.
FUEL is available at Tibooburra and Broken Hill.
MORE INFO is available at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au