Mutawintji National Park Circuit, NSW

There’s proper outback scenery on this circuit walk in Mutawintji National Park, about 160km outside of Broken Hill in far western NSW.

Mutawintji National Park Circuit

In 2009 we took a road trip to the Australian outback for the first time, stopping for a night each in Cobar and White Cliffs on our way to Broken Hill in far western NSW. Before we got to Broken Hill we stopped to do a walk in Mutawintji National Park. This was probably our first taste of proper outback scenery, (although we had done a walk in fairly arid woodland on our way from Cobar to Wilcannia). This circuit walk takes in many rocky sections in that red ochre colour the outback is famous for. Tree cover is sparse and the trees fairly stunted, and surrounding the area are flat arid plains.

Unfortunately I can’t quite remember which walk this was, however my best guess is the Bynguano Range walking track. There are a few other options in Mutawintji National Park that all look a bit similar and are fairly close to each other.  Most of them, including the Bynguano Range walking track start near Homestead Creek Campground.

Mutawintji National Park Circuit: The Scenery

The pictures are in no particular order…

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Sophia in shot.

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Quite a bit of wildlife in the outback.

Mutawintji National Park Circuit

Mutawintji National Park Circuit
Note sure if we saw this guy on this walk but there was a lot of wildlife in the outback and I got photos of emus, feral goats and if I had a bigger lens I would have taken photos of wedge tailed eagles and other birds.

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One of many feral goats in the outback.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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