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Tibooburra Tours and Attractions

This spectacularly diverse park is one of the largest in NSW. Established in 1972, it lies in the north-western most corner of the state near the town of Tibooburra.

The Dog Fence’, the longest fence in the world and spanning three states, runs along the northern and western boundaries of the park.

This semi-desert is home to a wide range of plants, animals and landscapes. There are many ways to experience the park.

  • Camp out under the stars in one of the well-maintained campgrounds; timber is a rare and precious resource in this fragile environment so to help protect it gas barbeques are provided in each of the campgrounds.
  • Walk to ‘Sturt’s Tree’ across Lake Pinnaroo and try to imagine what it might have been like for the first European explorers visiting Wangkumara country. If you happen to find there’s water in the lake, sit and enjoy the spectacular birdlife!
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the desert. You can expect to see euros, kangaroos, emus, eagles, falcons, and many different parrots. There are several walks within the park as well as places to stop and quietly absorb something of this fragile and beautiful landscape.
  • Watch the sun set over the jump-ups
  • Discover the area’s history at the National Parks Visitor Centre and Courthouse Museum in Tibooburra. Within the park itself, the Outdoor Pastoral Museum gives further insight into the pastoral history of the area.
  • Rest and rejuvenate at the sensitively restored, state-heritage listed, Mt Wood Homestead. There’s nothing like a comfortable bed and a warm shower after a hard-days sightseeing! Reservations are required and can be made at the Visitor Centre.
  • Drive around the park on one of the self-guided drive tours.

Brochures are available from the Visitor Centre.