Sturt National Park
The stunning semi-desert reserve of Sturt National Park is one of Australia’s largest conservation areas, covering over 340,000 hectares in the far north west of the state. Take a drive and explore the area, or join a guided tour to truly appreciate the stark and beautiful formations of this remote landscape.
About Corner Country
The point in Outback NSW where New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia meet is known as ‘Corner Country’, and is one of the most remote and spectacular regions of NSW.
The geographically quirky town of Cameron Corner marks the centre point where the three states meet and is named after New South Wales Lands Department surveyor John Brewer Cameron, who first marked this interstate boundary. Although technically in Queensland, the town reportedly has a New South Wales postcode, a South Australian phone number and a Queensland liquor licence. The Cameron Corner Store acts as a petrol station, cafe, pub, campground and mini golf course.
Stretching outwards from Cameron Corner is the 5,614km Dingo Fence, the longest fence in the world. A scenic drive to this outback intersection is a real adventure, through vibrant sandstone escarpments, rolling red dunes, wide open spaces, creeks and watercourses. Historically, the fence was erected to protect herds of sheep from dingoes (wild, native dogs) in the area.
In Corner Country, residents live on vast station properties or in historic towns such as Milparinka or Tibooburra, on the edge of Sturt National Park. Once the centre of a historic mining district, Milparinka still boasts many sandstone colonial buildings; check out the Milparinka Shed Museum, the Milparinka Courthouse and explore the Milparinka Heritage Precinct. 42km to the north of Milparinka is Tibooburra, a friendly outback town close to Sturt National Park. In fact, explorer Charles Sturt passed through Tibooburra in 1844. You’ll find remarkable granite rock formations all around the town.
Follow the Sturt’s Steps Touring Route and you’ll be following in Sturt’s footsteps. Be sure to stop off at Pimpara Lake Station, a working sheep and cattle property and farmstay where you can book a room or pitch a tent for the night.