The Basalt Byway is a four wheel drive track winding between the landscapes north of Hughenden. This track takes you on a journey through some amazing country, featuring rolling walls of basalt, creating deep meandering valleys.
Excellent lookouts show the depth and length of many of the valleys you will wind through. One lookout in particular is over an open downs area with the township of Hughenden in the distance.... more
These track travels through many grazing properties. These properties used to be mainly sheep stations but they've since changed to cattle grazing. History tells stories of pioneering families who lost everything in the great floods that swept through these valley areas many years ago.... less
Yes. Pets are allowed.
There is an abundance of flora and fauna to look at - spotting the odd kangaroo, dingo and emu is always a feature of the drive. The bird life is abundant and in the wetter months of the year the wildflowers and flowering gums are spectacular. Amongst the downs area the flower called the Flinders Poppy, which Hughenden is well known for, flowers in the drier months of year, creating rivers of red along the open plains.
How To Get There
Basalt Byways is 7.3 kilometres north of Hughenden. Access is along the Hann Highway. Call into the Flinders Discovery Centre and collect a strip map.
Rain may cause problems as the Basalt Byways are an all dirt road.
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