Mutawintji National Park

With the historically significant and culturally emotive historic suite (guided access only) this park is large and well worth the drive north from Broken Hill. Majestic landscapes and excellent interpretive features, this is most certainly a 'must=see' National Park.

The main feature of the park is the mulga covered Byngnano with river gums lining pools and creek beds. For enthusiastic walkers, the Byngnano Range Walk follows a breathtaking scenic route. Other walks include the spectacular Mutawintji Gorge Walk to the park’s permanent water supply, and along the Old Coach Road Drive that leads to a great picnic spot.

The park also provides the visitor with many wonderful walks through magnificent gorges and ephemeral streams in addition to wonderful art sites. It also provides the perfect stopover for the traveller by providing a wonderfully sited camping area thereby allowing a 'less-rushed' approach to what this park has to offer including:

1) The Mutawintji Gorge Walk - a spectacular walk up the River gum lined creek to the permanent water supply in the gorge.

2) Homestead Creek Walk: a wonderful 4-5hr loop (steep at times) passing Thaaklatjika (Wrights Cave) full of paintings, stencils and engravings, The Rockpools, Homestead Gorge and the Byngnano Range.

3) Old Coach Road Drive: This old mail coach road finishes at a wonderful picnic spot and walking trail of about 3kms will lead the visitor past Wana Karnu (Boomerang Rock) and the majestic Split Rock.

At Mutawintji NP you can experience the living history of Mutawintji once the site of indigenous ceremonies for many thousands of years.

The National Park has a number of walks to enjoy as self-guided walks. The fascinating Mutawintji Historic Site features ancient engravings with access available with a guide only. Tours of the HISTORIC SITE AT MUTAWINTJI are available through commercial Tour Operators only. Please enquire at the Broken Hill NPWS office or the Broken Hill Visitor Information Centre for further information on Tour Operators.

The Mutawintji NP and Historic Site was the first in NSW to be given back to the Traditional owners. The Aboriginal Land Council and Mutawintji Board of Management along with the NPWS work in cooperation with the management of the park.

Mutawintji National Park is approx 2 hours’ drive north east of Broken Hill.  

GPS:-32.497022* 135.745076*

Autumn, winter and spring are the best times to visit, avoiding the extreme summer heat.

Tour Operators: Mutawintji NP Tour Operators

Park Office:  183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW

Website: Mutawintji NP

Telephone 08 8080 3200