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Wells walk is a 4km, grade 5 circuit hike, located in the Sturt National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Starting from Fort Grey campground, the unformed track takes you on a journey through interdune woodland communities and along the creek past the majestic river red gums. You’re bound to see some kangaroos along the way and look out for grey falcons and black breasted buzzards.
Along the walk are the historical artefacts of European settlement, including the remains of an old brush fence and a well. You’ll also come across the historic ruins of the Old Fort Grey homestead, which is well worth a stop to look.
Although red sand dunes are the norm in this part of the outback you’ll be delighted when you encounter the crescent of white sand curving around the Ramsar wetlands – a significant conservation area and a haven for a range of waterbirds, including black swans and a range of ducks.
It’s not possible to complete the walk when Lake Pinaroo is full – a sight in itself with the number and variety of birdlife.
About the region
Sturt National Park in the Outback NSW region
Sturt National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Tibooburra Visitor Centre is always open, self-service.
The Wells walk starts at Fort Grey campground, in the western part of Sturt National Park. Parking Parking is available at Fort Grey campground
This walk can only be undertaken when Lake Pinaroo is dry.
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.