Corner Country National Parks
The Corner Country is home to three of most unique National Parks in NSW and offer the visitor amazing insights to not only the natural history of this remarkable country but also an insight to our European history as well as the remarkable indigenous cultures that stretches back over 20,000 years and is still an integral part of Outback Australia.
Sturt National Park was stablished in 1972, and, with an area of more than 340 000 hectares is one of the largest national parks in the state. It was created when the leases of five pastoral properties expired.
This land area stretches from the rolling red dune fields of the Simpson-Strzelecki desert, to flat topped mesas, and the 450 million years old granite tors around Tibooburra.
Self-guided tours are a popular way to see all that this park has to offer.
Native flora and fauna are major attractions within the park.
Mutawintji National Park is located off both the White Cliffs Road and the Silver City Highway. It is a ruggedly beautiful desert region with continuous use by Aboriginal people. Stencil art of the Aboriginal people is featured on the walls of the rugged Bynguano Ranges. Bookings for tours are essential.
The major feature of the Paroo- Darling National park near White Cliffs is the Paroo Overflow, an unregulated waterway which flows into Peery Lake creating a wetland of unparalleled natural beauty. Camping is permitted.
Food, Fuel and Emergency Services
Outback NSW is very well serviced by food and fuel outlets as well as emergency services but the Corner Country is more remote so good planning is the key to safe outback travel.
The following downloadable file highlights what is available in the Corner Country; download, and even print a copy, as a ready reckoner.