Sturt’s Tree Walk

3 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min

7.7 km

↑ 16 m
↓ -24 m

Very challenging
This circuit walk in Sturt National Park takes you across the dry lakebed of Lake Pinaroo to the site of a tree, marked by Captain Charles Sturt in 1844 when he led the Central Australia Expedition to find the sea from Adelaide to the heart of Australia where he believed the sea lay. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Sturts Tree Walk & Fort Grey Camping Area Trail (-29.0879997,141.2141064)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Silver City Highway, B79
  • Turn on to Cameron Corner Road then drive for 12.1 km
  • Turn left onto Gum Vale to Hewart Downs Road, UR47 and drive for another 59.2 km
  • Turn right onto Waka Road, UR05 and drive for another 42.8 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 990 m
  • Continue onto Cameron Corner Road and drive for another 28.7 km
  • Turn right onto Fort Grey Camping Area Trail and drive for another 970 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sturts Tree Walk & Fort Grey Camping Area Trail Start heading along Sturts Tree Walk (a walking track).
After 180 m come to the "Fort Grey Campground" (20 m on your right).
After another 1.7 km continue straight, to head along Sturts Tree Walk.
After another 3.1 km turn left, to head along Sturts Tree Walk.
After another 1.9 km (at the intersection of Sturts Tree Walk & Fort Grey Camping Area Trail) turn right, to head along Sturts Tree Walk.
After another 770 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Sturt’s Tree Walk

Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 7.7 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 180 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
180 mFort Grey Campground
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