Corner Country Area
Picture a scene of dramatic Outback beauty, and imagine exploring spectacular driving tracks, Sturt National Park, and the historic goldfield towns of Tibooburra and Milparinka. This is what awaits in Corner Country, an area of fascinating history, located in the far northwest corner of NSW.
If you have a well equipped four-wheel drive, you can explore the area on a self-guided drive, or join a guided tour with a local operator. There are many sealed and unsealed roads that connect the Corner Country area with Broken Hill, found 332km to the south.
Sturt National Park takes in 3,500 square kilometres of rolling red sand dunes and mesas, teeming with wildlife. Expect to encounter wedge-tailed eagles, noisy flocks of corellas, herds of emus and red kangaroos. Self-drive tours of the park include the Gorge Loop Road and Jump-Up Loop Road.
Close to Tibooburra, Mount Wood Homestead offers a unique opportunity to experience the remote beauty of Sturt National Park from a comfortable base. The homestead is located on the oldest sheep station in northwest NSW and surrounded by a lovely bush garden that attracts red kangaroos.
At Cameron Corner, 145km northwest of Tibooburra, you can stand at the intersection of three states: NSW, South Australia and Queensland. Here you'll see the famous ‘dog fence’, which runs for over 5,000km separating sheep country in the south from cattle country to the north.
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. Sturt's Steps Touring Route follows the route taken from Broken Hill northward during the expedition.