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Mutawintji National Park

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In the far west of the New South Wales Outback and north west of Broken Hill, the Mutawintji National Park is centered around a low mountain range of vivid red stone and contains an amazing collection of aboriginal rock art and artifacts.

Mutawintji1 - dome
By Poyt448 Peter Woodard [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Mutawintji2 - River Red Gums
By Poyt448 Peter Woodard [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Mutawintji3 Hill Climb
By Poyt448 Peter Woodard [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
Mutawintji4 - Eagle Nest
By Poyt448 Peter Woodard [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

The Mutawintji Gorge

The park is centered around the Bynguano Ranges, a low lying mountain plateau, whose vivid red color can be seen to change depending on the time of day. The park contains some interesting geological formations including rock holes and in rainy session several rock pools in the gorges.

There are several walks around the park and the details of which can be obtained from the visitors centre.

Historic rock art sites

There are several aboriginal historic sites throughout the park and which can be seen on a 2 to 4 hour self guided walk (including along elevated platforms) to see ancient aboriginal rock art of The Dreamtime. The walk begins near the visitor centre with an audio/visual presentation and then off you go to see the paintings, engravings and artifacts that give a remarkable insight into the ancient aboriginal culture.

Bush camping and picnics are permitted at the Homestead Creek camping area.