Located in the north west corner of NSW is the quintessential Outback town of Tibooburra. Tibooburra is an indigenous word for ‘heaps of rocks’, a name earned by the numerous 450-million-year-old granite tors that surround the town. While dominated by red dirt, the country around the town bursts to life after rain, when wildflowers bloom across the plains.
The famous Sturt National Park is on Tibooburra’s doorstep, and offers a fascinating landscape of rolling red sand dunes and flat topped mesa. Named after explorer Charles Sturt, the park covers 344,000 hectares and is one of NSW’s largest nature conversation reserves.
Call into the Land Council’s Keeping Place – a museum of Aboriginal artefacts – to experience the town’s rich Aboriginal history, try your hand at fossicking for gold, or visit The Family Hotel to see paintings by famous Australian artists Clifton Pugh and Russell Drysdale.