Sturt's tree walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 7km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Middle Rd, Tibooburra

  • End: Middle Rd, Tibooburra

  • Location: Sturt National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1,584 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.10618681

  • Longitude: 141.2306927

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Bitumen Road

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Sturt's tree walk is a 7km, grade 5 circuit hike, located in the Sturt National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

In 1844, Captain Charles Sturt led the Central Australia Expedition from the streets of Adelaide, then along the Murray and Darling rivers before heading where no European had been before. The objective was to find the sea which Sturt and his supporters believed lay in the heart of Australia.
On his journey, Sturt left calling cards in the form of an S and an arrow, indicating that he had been there and the direction of travel. Sturt's Tree walk in Sturt National Park offers a unique opportunity to view a piece of Australian history; one of the trees marked by Charles Sturt all those years ago.
The walk takes you across Lake Pinaroo, so you can only walk when the lakebed is dry. If you can't take the walk because the lake is full, don't worry, you're still in for one of nature's treats. The lake is a vital habitat for countless waterbirds and waders as well as a range of mammals and reptiles, so you're bound to enjoy your visit to this internationally recognised wetland.

Getting there

The walk starts half way along the Wells walk which starts at Fort Grey campground. Parking Parking is available at Fort Grey campground


The walk across Lake Pinaroo is about 3km, with access via the Wells walk which is a 4km loop.
The landscape around Lake Pinaroo changes through the seasons. In times of plenty, when the lake is full, Sturt's Tree Walk is not accessible.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch and don't forget your camera.
Check the weather before you set out as roads within Sturt National Park may be closed during wet weather.
This park is in a remote location, please ensure you are thoroughly prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

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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