Lochern National Park

In Lochern National Park the land ranges from thick mulga scrub to lofty escarpments and rocky gorges where elusive yellow-footed rock-wallabies hide and views surprise. Be captivated by colourful sunsets over distant plains and explore heritage sites.

  •  Camping
  • Walking
  • Driving
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Welford National Park

Welford National Park you can enjoy almost every outback experience in one amazing park. Birdwatch, fish or camp at a billabong; see spinifex on red desert sand dunes; delve into the past at historical sites and 4WD into rugged rocky scarps where secretive yellow-footed rock-wallabies hide

  • Camping
  • Wildlife Spotting
  • Fishing and Canoeing
  • Driving and mountain biking

Idalia National Park

Travel to the heart of ‘boom and bust’ countryin Idalia National Park where devastating droughts are followed by flooding rains that nourish the plains and transform parched channels into wetlands teeming with life.

  • Camping
  • Lochern habitat drive
  • Fishing and canoeing
  • Walking and mountain biking

Forest Den National Park

In Forest Den National Park immerse yourself in a bird-watcher’s paradise where creek channels lined with magnificent river red gums meander across grassy plains and intermittent waterholes provide refuge for humans and wildlife alike.

  • Camping
  • Wildlife Spotting

Bladensburg National Park

In Bladensburg National Park you leave open plains behind to refresh at unexpected waterholes, delve into the park’s rich history and venture up impressive flat-topped plateaus to Scrammy Gorge for spectacular views over vast expanses of grasslands.

  • Camping
  • Scenic Driving
  • Scrammy Drive
  • Wildlife Spotting

Combo Waterhole Regional Park

Did the jolly swagman camp by Combo Waterhole? It’s easy to imagine this infamous spot might have inspired Waltzing Matilda. Feel history come alive at coolabah-lined waterholes near a station visited by ‘Banjo’ Paterson.

  • Picnic at a small day-use area near the carpark, or near the waterhole
  • Combo Waterhole walk

Lark Quarry Regional Park

Lark Quarry stampede or river crossing? Wonder wide-eyed at more than 4000 muddy footprints left by pre-historic creatures on the shores of a lake 100 million years ago.

  • Jump Up loop – Walk
  • Spinifex circuit – Walk
  • Wildlife spotting

Diamantina National Park

In Diamantina National Park stretch your gaze across vast, treeless plains, over sand dunes and along river channels towards eroded low ranges on the horizon. Camp in the shade of a coolabah tree, dreaming at night under endless starry skies of the Maiawali and Karuwali people and travellers along the mighty Diamantina River long ago.

  • Camping
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Fishing and canoeing
  • Discover cultural heritage
  • Take a scenic drive
  • Walk or ride to be closer to nature

Elizabeth Springs Regional Park

Venture north-west of Diamantina to Elizabeth Springs Regional Park a small (101ha) park protecting endangered mound spring habitats. The endangered Elizabeth Springs goby fish and companion aquatic snails live exclusively in this small, restricted and very fragile ecosystem.

  • Walking track
  • Wildlife spotting

Munga-Thirri National Park

Savour contrasting colours and the isolation of Munga-Thirri National Park, the ultimate 4WD adventure traversing the bare, windswept crests of iconic Simpson Desert’s huge red sand dunes. After rain the desert is a vivid riot of wildflowers.

  • Wildlife Spotting
  • Sand Dune Climbs
  • Drives

Helpful Links

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Parks of Central West Queensland