Birdsville, the Strzelecki Track, The Dig Tree – if these icons are on your list it’s worth considering a diversion to nearby Sturt National Park beyond Cameron Corner.

sturt national park

I’d never heard of it, but I’m always curious to explore new national parks – to try and see some of what makes each place special.

sturt national park

As we drove into the park we were soon flanked. On both sides of the track hundreds of kangaroos bounced along with us. I’d never seen anything like it!

sturt national park

In fact this park is what I would picture an Australian Safari to be. I’d never seen so many roos, and there were emus, eagles and all kinds of birds at the waterholes too – it was incredible!

sturt national park

The landscape itself has a rugged beauty. It’s a barren place, but it’s pristine – a credit to fellow travellers and the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service.

sturt national park
sturt national park

Amongst otherwise flat country there are a couple of sections of track known as “jump-ups” where the track does exactly that.

sturt national park

It’s a quiet place too. Or at least it was for us – we didn’t see another vehicle or camper during our stay.

sturt national park
sturt national park
  • Madigan Line

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    The Madigan Line ended up on my bucket list after my first Simpson Desert trip with Gen. We had headed down the Hay River Track to Birdsville and then back...

    Madigan Line

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  • Anne Beadell Highway

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  • Hay River Track

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