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Birdsville, the Strzelecki Track, The Dig Tree – if these icons are on your list it’s worth considering a diversion to 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

For more information on visiting Sturt National Park visit the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Mike Collister has spent his life outdoors. He has represented Australia as a slalom kayaker, guided whitewater expeditions in Nepal, and taught outdoor education and wilderness medicine. He’s paddled the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River in the wet season and across the Bass Strait and is an avid photographer, overlander and camper.