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Wave Rock Trail
Map of Wave Rock Trail
Idalia National Park
Queensland 4472 Australia

Wave Rock Trail
Blackall, Central West

Free Entry

13 7468


In central western Queensland, Idalia National Park protects extensive mulga woodlands, the headwaters of the Bulloo River, and tributaries of the Barcoo River system. The broad, sandy, river red gum-fringed watercourses are usually dry, except following rain.

Mulga covers most of the park, but Mountain yapunyah, Dawson gum and lancewood occasionally grow in the low bendee woodlands on the escarpments and steep slopes. Yellow-footed rock-wallabies live in Idalia's high rocky escarpments.

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Wind, sun and time are nature's carving tool here and sunset is the paintbrush. Follow the unformed trail with markers to show the way to explore the rock's colours and shapes under this striking wave-shaped cliff. Take a short climb for an eagle's eye view of the surrounding plateau stretching out.

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Property Details


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Walking

Open Times

24 hours a day.
Public Holidays: Idalia National Park is open all year round, however wet weather may cause temporary closures. Please contact the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) prior to departure.

Other Information

General Comments

Visit during the cooler months, April to September.

How To Get There

Idalia is 113 kilometres south-west of Blackall in the Gowan Ranges. Take Isisford Road from Blackall for 44 kilometres then turn left onto Yaraka Road. At the Benlidi siding turn left and follow the Idalia-Benlidi Road for about 34 kilometres to the park boundary.

Access to Idalia is suitable for Four Wheel Drive only.

Free Entry

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