In Sturts Steps
Corner Country Touring
Sturt's Steps follows a route that approximates that taken by Captain Charles Sturt during his 1844-45 inland expedition. With no public roads across the Barrier Ranges, we begin the journey further north that the line taken by the expedition.
Leaving Broken Hill the journey begins at the old Yanco Glen turn-off on the Silver City Highway and heads over the ranges past Mt Gipps Station and Tarrawingee township ruins before meeting the road running northward from Silverton.
Pine View Station and the Sturt's waterhole on Flood's Creek is just a few kilometres further along.
Continuing on, the journey breaks away to the east soon after Pine View Station Whilst the expedition travelled north-easterly from this point our route will link approximately with the direction through Pimpara Lake and Pincally Stations.
The journey continues northwards past Mt Arrowsmith and into Milparinka and Depot Glen.
From Depot Glen Sturt's final foray into the interior was actually to the north-west, to Fort Grey, then on to Sturt's Stony Desert. A number of short expeditions were taken northward past what is now Tibooburra and so this route continues in that direction before turning toward Cameron Corner.
Points of interest along this route include:
The Rugged Barrier Ranges
Numerous ephemeral creeks
Flood's Creek Campsite
Sandhills, salt lake and pine forest
Mt Arrowsmith Hills