Corner Country is exactly what the name suggests, it is the area where the outback of each aforementioned state meet. In most cases the Corner Country 4WD tour begins at Broken Hill ( as this is the regions best source of supplies). The entire 4WD trek ( return trip ) covers an approximate 1175km. If the idea of traveling this challenging 1175km trek alone is daunting their are a number of fantastic 4WD tours available, easing the worry of many.
This 4WD adventure will have you travel through outback Australia to some of the most remote and semi arid desert regions. You will be immersed in historical Aboriginal heritage sites and experience the harsh realities of the Australian outback. Corner Country is a rugged drive and travel in 4WD vehicles are recommended and much safer. Before setting off it is advisable that you contact NPWS and check the road and weather conditions of the region, as in wet weather some roads are inaccessible and alternative routes are required.
During your adventure you will impressed with the abundance of native wildlife that this region has to offer, which is a sight to behold, however this adventure is best avoided in the summer season due to the abundance of flies ( which are actually intolerable by all ). Along the way you will find adequate camping sites, with very basic camping facilities. If you plan to stay it is essential that you bring adequate drinking water, as none is available.
Located 330km North of Broken Hill is the Sturt National Park, which is one of the most isolated areas of the journey. Despite its isolation it offers three camping sites at Dead Horse Gully with basic facilities, such as, toilets, BBQ’s, and water ( fees apply).
Located 130km North East of Broken Hill lies the Mutawintja National Park, which is best known for its impressive Aboriginal rock art ( painting and engraving ) which can be found throughout the Byngnano Range and surrounds. The NPWS offers a tour which is usually conducted by an Aboriginal guide. This tour is well worth enquiring about before setting off if you are interested in the Aboriginal history associated with this part of our continent prior to European settlement.
Mutawintja National Park has a few walking trails which are recommended if you are interested in the local Aboriginal culture of the area. One walking trail, The Thaakaltjika Mingkana, which is only an easy 20 minute return trip, leads to a magnificent cave which is beautifully decorated with Aboriginal artifacts. There are however some difficult and lengthy tracks for the more keen walker.
This 4WD trek takes you on a great journey throughout outback Australia from some of the most remote and isolated areas to some of the most majestic and beautiful. It allows you to experience the Australian outback at its best and immerses you in the Aboriginal Heritage of Australia’s ancestry. Whether you embark on a self guided tour of the Corner Country or join a 4WD tour is entirely up to you, but either way the adventure is well worth embarking on and it may perhaps even be your journey of a lifetime…
Things to do and see…
Discover the outback and experience the ruggedness of its terrain 4WD style.
Whether you camp along the way or find campsites within one of the National Parks, camping in the desert beneath the stars is something to behold.
- Walking Trails
Take one of the walking trails in the Mutawintja National Park and explore the natural wonderland.
On the NSW, QLD and SA borders