Merton motor trail
- 20km (loop)
Car touring (easy)
Mountain biking (easy)
Walking (easy, 3 hours )
Merton motor trail is a 20km loop that passes through the various spectacular landscapes and wildlife habitats of the park. Whether you’re driving or cycling, stop along the way to explore remnants of the area’s historic past, both Aboriginal and pastoral. Why not take a picnic lunch and make a day of it?
It’s believed that Aboriginal people first came to this area over 45,000 years ago. On the scalds near Halls Lake, years of erosion have uncovered evidence of their daily lives. Keep your eyes open for the remains of oven hearths, stone flakes and broken pieces of grinding dishes.
The trail also passes Merton Outstation. Wander these untouched ruins and consider what life might have been like on this and other isolated outstations of Big Willandra. At Willandra Creek, park and walk 200m upstream to the old sheep bridge across which livestock was once herded between paddocks.
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Great Divide Tours
Great Divide Tours was established in 1990 and offers unique 4WD tag-along tour experiences in most NSW national parks. We organise your itinerary and know all the best places to visit and camp.
Our experienced guides make sure you have a safe and rewarding holiday as they lead you on your adventure. Drive your own 4WD or let us arrange to hire one for you.
More info: Great Divide Tours, Phone: 02 9913 1395 (international +612 9913 1395)