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Burdekin RIver bed and Mount Keelbottom, Dalrymple
Creek cutting between basalt lava flow and fossil-bearing sandstone, Dalrymple
Basalt ridge, Dalrymple
Camping by the Burdekin River bed
Map of Dalrymple National Park
via Gregory Development Road (Lynd Highway)
Charters Towers
Queensland 4820 Australia

Dalrymple National Park
Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area

Free Entry

13 7468


Ancient lava flows, fossilised limestone and the Burdekin River, the largest river in Queensland, are features of this park in the Charters Towers area. Mount Keelbottom rises 130 metres above the surrounding plain and part of the old Dalrymple township site can be found in the park. It was one of the first inland settlements in northern Australia and has links with the discovery of gold in the area in the mid-1800s. Parts of the township are privately owned. Please respect private property signs.

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In the dry season, bush camp along the sandy edges of the Burdekin River. Explore the undeveloped walking trails that follow the river and Fletcher Creek, and discover basalt flows and a peaceful riverside setting. Longer hikes to Mount Keelbottom should only be undertaken by well-equipped and experienced walkers. Watch waterbirds from the river's edge. Ride trail-bikes and mountain bikes on the internal roads through the park.

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Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Mountain Biking
    Mountain Biking
  • Walking

Open Times

Public Holidays: Access to the park may not be possible during wet periods which may occur between November and May.

Other Information

How To Get There

The park is 42 kilometres north of Charters Towers. Access is via the Gregory Developmental Road (Lynd Highway). From the south, turn right on to an unsealed vehicle track at Fletcher Creek Crossing (camping area) and travel a further 2.5 kilometres along this track to the park entrance. The access road is unsealed and when dry, is accessible to all vehicle types with care. The road is closed during wet periods, which may occur between November and March. Certain areas of the former Dalrymple township are privately owned. Public access is not allowed in these areas. Please observe and respect 'private property' signs.


Camping fees apply.


Days can be very hot from October to March, reaching an average 32-36 degrees Celsius. Hot summer days at times exceed 40 degrees Celsius. Wet periods occur during this time that can make access difficult to impossible. It's best to visit in the cooler months from April to September when daily temperatures average a more pleasant 28 degrees Celsius.

Free Entry

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