White Mountains National Park
Located 107km east of Hughenden, this park is spectacular white sandstone bluffs and gorges, wildflowers and diverse ecosystems make this park very unique and appeals to experienced bushwalkers and self sufficient campers.
This park covers 12,000 ha with the rugged wilderness featuring spectacular white sandstone bluffs and gorges, and diverse plants and animals. There are 14 ecosystems in the park making it one of Queensland's most botanically diverse and visitors can find lancewood forests, open woodlands, laterite pastures, heathland and spinifex grasslands as well as sand dunes and sandy flats.
The park is has an arid landscape for most of the year; however when a season has been favourable White Mountains comes alive in winter with colourful wildflowers.
The White Mountains National Park is also home to the headwaters of three major catchments, the Burdekin River, the Flinders River and water also flows south into the channel country of western Queensland, eventually finding its way to Lake Eyre in South Australia.
Visitors can do a range of activities if you bring along your own equipment such as mountain biking, trail-bike riding, four wheel driving and wildlife viewing. Further details and maps regarding the drive to the Sawpit Lookout and Poison Valley can be found here.
The Burra Range lookout is located on the Flinders Highway and offers an insight to what the area is like with its rugged terrain. This lookout is accessible to all vehicles.
Canns Camp Creek camp ground (10km from the park entrance) is the only camping facility in the park and has limited facilities. When dry, the camp area is accessible by high clearance vehicles with care however during wet season the road may become boggy and inaccessible. The area is accessible by camper trailers however caravans and buses are not recommended.
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 White Mountains National Park.
- 07 4741 2970
- 07 4741 1029
- White Mountains National Park, QLD 4816