THINGS TO DO:
The park has plenty to do and if you are into 4wding then you’re in for a treat as there are lots of tracks and roads that meander throughout. The park also borders onto Sunny Corner State Forest which also boasts a large number of 4wd tracks. You could spend a whole weekend just exploring the forests and bush.
Fishing is also very popular within the park and hooking a rainbow trout in the river can be a challenge. Like most places in the Australian bush, hiking is available and with many tracks and trails scattered through the park, there are endless opportunities. When the river is low, it is ideal for a lazy swim or float down the gentle rapids on an inflatable mattress. Or if the river was up, you could easily canoe around in the many waterholes or rapids. The topographical map 88311S covers the main area of the park and is a great asset to have if you are bush-walking or even camping for that matter.
If you are camping at Turon for longer than a few days, then there are a few longer trips that you could do outside the park and the one I recommend is the trip over to the township of Sofala via Turon Gates and the old Upper Turon Road. The road takes you through the mountainous pass and into Sofala via some great 4wd roads. It takes a few hours to do the trip, but well worth it.
The historic town of Sofala has many tourist attractions and is well established as a visitor town. With a number of restored old buildings the town dates back to the gold rush of the 1850’s and has quite a character about it. The population is only a couple of hundred people, but on a weekend the town swells with the influx of tourists eager to snap up a bargain at one of the many antique, art, craft and other shops that line the streets. But parking is at a premium within the town itself and the main street is only a few metres wide so be prepared to walk from wherever you manage to park your car.