Corner Country Area
Corner Country is an area of dramatic beauty, fascinating history and spectacular driving trails. Bordering on the Simpson Strzelecki Deserts to the west, the historic goldfield townships of Tibooburra and Milparinka are ideal bases for exploring this country.
Self-guided drives are an excellent option for well-equipped four-wheel drive vehicles, or you can join a guided tour with a local operator. There are also many sealed and unsealed roads that will take you to Broken Hill, 332 km to the south.
Sturt National Park covers 3,500 square kilometres of rolling red-sand dunes and mesas teeming with wildlife. Expect to encounter wedge-tailed eagles, noisy flocks of corellas and red kangaroos. Self-drive tours include the Gorge Loop Road, the Jump-Up Loop Road and Cameron Corner.
Close to Tibooburra, Mount Wood Homestead offers a unique opportunity to experience the remote beauty of Sturt National Park from a comfortable base. Surrounded by a lovely bush garden, the homestead attracts a number of red kangaroos that have been hand reared.
At Cameron Corner, 145 kilometres north-west of Tibooburra, you can stand at the intersection of three states, NSW, South Australia and Queensland. Right alongside is the famous “dog fence”, running for over 5,000km along the NSW border, separating sheep country in the south from cattle country to the north.
Mutawintji National Park is home to incredible historic Aboriginal sites. On a spectacular journey from Broken Hill, about two hours’ by car, the route passes through sheep stations, creeks, sandhills and pine forest. Byngnano Range Walk follows a breathtaking scenic route.
Near Milparinka a headstone marks the grave of James Poole, Captain Charles Sturt’s second in command on his ill-fated 1845 expedition in search of an inland sea. follows the route taken by from Broken Hill northward during the 1844 expedition.