Expedition National Park - in the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt - is a park of rugged gorges, spectacular views, remote campsites, wildflowers, wildlife and a rich human history. It protects a wealth of Aboriginal cultural sites, locations named by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844 and remnants of pastoral heritage.... more
At Robinson Gorge section in the east, cabbage palms, bottlebrush and wattles line scenic Robinson Gorge as it winds 14 kilometres between sheer sandstone cliffs up to 100 metres high. From Starkvale camping area, follow walking tracks to Robinson Gorge lookout, Shepherd's Peak or to a natural lookout over the Cattle Dip - a spectacular permanent waterhole in the gorge. Watch Australian king-parrots and rainbow lorikeets feed in summer, and golden whistlers and grey fantails in winter.
Lonesome and Beilba sections in the west lie on the border of the Carnarvon Range. Panoramic views, brigalow and softwood scrubs are a feature while wildflowers provide splashes of colour through the Beilba section in late winter and spring. Squatter pigeons occur in open woodlands and wallaroos can be seen. No toilets are provided and facilities are limited.
Visitors to Expedition must be totally self-sufficient. Bring drinking water and sufficient fuel for your trip.... less
Children are welcome. Supervise children closely - especially near cliffs and watercourses.
The picnic area and tables at Lonesome section are suitable for wheelchair access with assistance. The remainder of Expedition National Park has no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Visitors can camp in campgrounds at Robinson Gorge, Lonesome or Beilba sections or at various remote bush camping locations throughout the park.
Camping permits are required and fees apply. Visit the web site for details.
How To Get There
Robinson Gorge is 89 kilometres north-west of Taroom, 117 kilometres south-west of Bauhinia. A four wheel drive vehicle is needed and roads become impassable in wet weather.
Lonesome section is 55 kilometres north of Injune via the Carnarvon Developmental Road. The last four kilometres is gravel but suitable for all vehicle types in dry weather.
Beilba section is 56 kilometres north of Injune also via the Carnarvon Developmental Road. The last 30 kilometres is gravel and a high clearance vehicle is recommended.
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