, Mutawintji, 2880
Visiting Mutawintji National Park in the NSW outback is a uniquely Australian experience. You'll find a ruggedly beautiful desert region showing evidence of continuous use by Aboriginal people for thousands of years.
Dominated by the Bynguano Ranges, whose vibrant red colour dramatically captures changes in the light, this outback park is home to the famous hand stencil art of local Aboriginal communities as well as many other important cultural and historic sites.
Stop to gather information from Mutawintji Visitor Centre, then explore the area further. You can book a night at Homestead Creek campground and then choose from easy walking tracks like Thaaklatjika Mingkana walking track, or more challenging options like Rockholes Loop walking track or Mutawintji Gorge walking track.
Don't forget to book guided tour and visit Mutawintji Historic Site while you're in the area. It boasts one of the best collections of Aboriginal art in New South Wales.
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Mutawintji gorge walk in Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH
People walking along rockholes on Homestead Gorge walking track in Mutawintji National Park. Photo:
A common wallaroo drinks from a waterole on Rock Holes Loop Walking Track in Mutawintji National
Aerial view of the arid landscape of Mutawintji National Park. John Spencer/DPIE
Homestead Creek campground, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer
Shingleback lizard poking out its blue tongue, Mutawintji National Park. Photo credit: John
Bynguano Range walk, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer
Bynguano Range walk, Mutawintji National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH
Mutawintji National Park rocky landscape at sunset. Photo: John Spencer/OEH