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Cameron Corner Explorer
Far West NSW Experiences & Attractions
Cameron Corner Loop:
The drive from Tibooburra to Cameron Corner takes the visitor through a diverse landscape including the Waka Claypan, past Fort Grey, and on to the Corner and the world's longest fence. When constructed, the 5,000+ km Dog/dingo Fence kept roaming Dingos of the north and west out of the pastoral lands of NSW. The Cameron Corner loop takes in the western section of Sturt National Park and is an authentic outback experience and affords the visitor with a diverse landscape with the colours and hues that are synonymous with Outback Australia.
The return section heads south then across to Milparinka and all it has to offer including the nearby Depot Glen and Mt Poole, then back to Tibooburra.
Total Drive 392 km
- Tibooburra to Cameron Corner - 140 km
- Head south to follow Silver City Hwy 1.65 km
- Turn right onto Cameron Corner Rd 42.7 km
- Turn left to stay on Cameron Corner Rd 73.9 km
- Turn left onto The Dunes Scenic Dr 21.3 km
- Continue onto Riecks Rd 0.26 km
- Arrive Cameron Corner
- Cameron Corner to Depot Glen & Mt Poole - 185 km
- Turn left onto Riecks Rd 0.26 km
- Continue onto The Dunes Scenic Dr 21.3 km
- Turn right onto Fortville Rd 0.12 km
- Continue onto Cameron Corner Rd 39.1 km
- Sharp right onto Waka Rd 45.05 km
- Merge onto Waka Rd 21.4 km
- Turn left onto Hawker Gate Rd 55.4 km
- Sharp left (Signposted) 8 km
- Mt Poole to Milparinka - 19.7 km
- Return to Hawker Gate Rd 8 km
- Continue along Hawker Gate Rd 11.7 km
- Milparinka to Tibooburra - 41.6 km
- Milparinka Rd 2.6 km
- Turn left at Silver City Highway 39 km
- Arrive Tiboobura
Touring Sturt National Park
The massive Sturt National Park spans the dunes of the Strzelecki Desert across the ancient mesas of the Grey Range and Mt King (The Jump-Ups) and to the Gibber plains, gorges and hills of Mount Wood. The Dingo (or Dog) Fence – at more than 5,000 km the worlds longest – forms the north and western boundary of the park.
The eastern section features adventurous drives including the Gorge Loop Road and the Jump-Ups Loop Road, exploring this eroded mountain range.
If wanting to explore the central and eastern sections of Sturt National Park, there are two great, interconnecting, touring routes.
The Gorge Loop Road
The tour around Mt Wood and the Mount Wood Hills covers the outdoor pastoral heritage museum, Mt Wood Homestead & shearers quarters, the Gibber and Mitchell Grass Plains, the Twelve Mile Creek Gorge, and the old pastoral remains at Torrens Bore and Horton Park Station. Wildlife such as Emu, Kangaroo, and Wedge-Tail eagles are commonly sighted.
The Jump-Ups Loop Road:
The ancient land-forms that are known as the Jump-Ups are the remains of an ancient mountain range eroded over millions of years. As a result, a 150m plateau (Mesa) and the granite strewn plains which form the catchment of the Connia Creek (Ephemeral) which follows south-east into the Twelve Mile creek. A truly spectacular sight.
For the return trip, a great option is diverting at the Waka claypan and head south to Depot Glenn (a permanent water hole, great for camping, made famous by the explorer Charles Sturt and his expedition party) and the not-to-miss town of Milparinka.
Of course, a trip to Cameron Corner is a must! A great adventure route is via Middle Road for fantastic vistas at regular lookouts along the way. Fort Grey, Olive Downs and Dead Horse Gully or up to the summit of Mt Wood are also excellent options for moderate walks.
With Milparinka and Tibooburra being less than 40 km apart, both towns should be experienced and either town makes a perfect terminus for driving to Cameron Corner regardless of where you base yourself.
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