Mount Wood Summit walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mount Wood Summit Rd, Tibooburra

  • End: Mount Wood Summit Rd, Tibooburra

  • Location: Sturt National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1,513 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.322775

  • Longitude: 142.1677417

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Mount Wood Summit walking track is a 3km, grade 5 return hike, located in the Sturt National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Cone-shaped Mount Wood stands tall among the gibber plains of Sturt National Park, said to be one of the most inhospitable places in Australia.
The walk to the summit is relatively short and quite challenging, but the breathtaking views of this ancient landscape are sure to impress. The gibber plains are a flat expanse where desert winds have blown away sand and dust.
Along the walk you may catch a glimpse of the bandicoots, desert rat-kangaroos and hare-wallabies that inhabit the plains. From the top, you'll most probably catch a glimpse of eagles and kestrels soaring high above you.

Getting there

To Mount Wood Summit carpark. Mount Wood Summit walk is located in the eastern part of Sturt National Park, about 30km from Mount Wood campground. To get there, drive 25km east from Tibooburra following the Tibooburra-Wanaaring Road to the Mount Wood turn-off. Turn onto the Gorge Loop Road and keep driving another 30km to the signposted carpark at the bottom of the walk. Park entry points Mount Wood Summit carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at start of the Mount Wood Summit walking track.

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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