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Lochern National Park
Longreach, Central West

Free Entry - Entry Information

13 0013 0372
13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lochern/index.html

Description

This is Queensland's channel country, where flooding rains and devastating droughts are part of western Queensland life. Lochern has 20 kilometres of Thomson River frontage, fringed with huge old coolibahs. All four species of Mitchell grass grow here. A newly described subspecies of turtle, Emmott's short-necked turtle, lives in the park's waterholes. Remnants of European history reflect the innovative nature of early farming life.

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Take binoculars to see Major Mitchell cockatoos, red-tailed black-cockatoos and Bourke parrots. Observe wildlife around waterholes and along the 40 kilometre Habitat Drive. Go fishing (size and bag limits apply). Camp at Broadwater Waterhole, camping fees apply, and relax in the shade of the coolibah trees. See the shepherds' yards.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Canoeing
    Canoeing
  • Cycling
    Cycling
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

How To Get There:
The park is 150 kilometres south-west of Longreach or 45 kilometres north of Stonehenge. Road is rough, and is impassable when wet.


Free Entry


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Lochern National Park - Print Brochure
Map of Lochern National Park
Tonkoro Road
Longreach
Queensland 4730 Australia

Contact Details

13 0013 0372
13 7468

 

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