WHERE Located 1300km north-west of Sydney and 330km north of Broken Hill, Sturt National Park has hidden treasures and some great camping. The park covers more than 3500km2 and includes dunes in the jump-up country, semi-dried desert areas and a few flood plains. Within the park there are walking trails, ruins and lakes. This is one of NSW’S most remote parks.
CAMPING Fort Grey is located on the western side of Sturt National Park, with Lake Pinaroo close by. Fort Grey’s camping area has pit toilets, shelters with free gas barbecues, and several water tanks. There’s ample room for camper trailers, tents and offroad caravans. Unfortunately, no wood fires can be lit in this camping area, though gas barbecues are most welcome. Self-registration is available at Fort Grey for payment of camping fees, which at the time of writing was $5 per adult and $3 per child per night. Other campgrounds within the park include Olive Downs, Mount Woods and Dead Horse Gully.
SUPPLIES AND FACILITIES Out here in the Corner Country you need to be selfsufficient, as it’s a remote park. There is no phone service. Fuel and basic items can be found at Tibooburra. The Cameron Corner store, 140km to the west of Tibooburra, has both diesel and unleaded fuel, but it can be hit or miss. Campgrounds have basic facilities.
MAPS AND GUIDES NPWS has several visitor guides, which provide relevant and necessary information. Hema Maps’ Outback NSW covers the area and shows campgrounds, points of interest and other relevant information. TRIP STANDARD When the conditions are good, this area can be traversed in most four-wheel drives and soft-roaders. Be aware of corrugations and the remoteness of this area. Your vehicle must be well-prepared and you need to be selfsufficient with spares, water, food and communication. FURTHER INFORMATION Tibooburra NPWS is located in Briscoe Street, Tibooburra. The visitor centre also houses displays on local Aboriginal culture and wildlife in the area. Contact NPWS at Tibooburra on (08) 8091 3308, or visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au.