Moorrinya National Park
Located 90km south of Torrens Creek. Moorrinya was once working sheep station, however now protects over 18 land types and various flora and fauna.
Moorrinya National Park is part of the Desert Uplands and the area's vegetation is dominated by grassland plains and eucalypt and acacia woodlands. More than 400 plant species have been identified in the park including the near threatened blue grass Dichanthium setosum.
The park is a wildlife refuge, protecting some of Australia's most iconic animals including kangaroos, koalas, emus and wedge-tailed eagles as well as protecting threatened species including the square-tailed kite, squatter pigeon and Julia Creek dunnart.
Moorrinya National Park was originally Shirley Station until 1993 when the area was declared a national park. Shirley Homestead, the shearing shed and associated outbuildings have been restored and Bell's outstation, machinery and yards remain as heritage ruins.
Activities to do whist at Moorrinya includes bush walking, mountain biking, ride trail bikes and drive four-wheel-drives and viewing the wildlife. With 165 birds, 40 reptile, 17 mammal, 9 frog and seven fish species recorded in the park nature lovers will be kept busy!
Camping at Moorrinya is in a remote and undeveloped setting near the old woolshed. Pre-booking is essential and campers can purchase permits at the Flinders Discovery Centre, online at www.qld.gov.au or by telephoning 13 QGOV.
More information on Moorrinya National Park
- 07 4741 2970
- Moorrinya National Park, Hughenden, QLD 4816