In Currawinya National Park, waterbirds and migratory shorebirds are drawn in their thousands to globally important wetlands in the otherwise dry and dusty mulga lands of south-western Queensland.
With more than 200 bird species, large kangaroo species and reptiles, wildlife watching in this park is a stunning experience. The park is also home to a population of greater bilbies enclosed within a 25 square kilometre predator-proof fence. Drive (four wheel drive only) to saline Lake Wyara and freshwater Lake Numalla early in the morning. Fish, or simply relax under a shady tree, along the Paroo River. Bush camp at Ourimperee Waterhole behind the Woolshed or near the old Caiwarro Homestead site on the Paroo River. Visit cultural heritage sites.... more
This park is remote. Visitors need to be well prepared and self-sufficient in fuel, food and drinking water.... less
Children are welcome in this park, however there are no specific facilities for them.
Currawinya is remote. Visitors must be well prepared and self-sufficient in every way. Bring sufficient fuel, food, drinking water, vehicle spares and medical supplies and be prepared for stranding due to wet weather.
How To Get There
The park is Near Hungerford, 170 kilometres south-west of Cunnamulla on the Queensland-New South Wales border. All roads to the park are unsealed, but are accessible by conventional vehicle, except when wet. After good rains flooding isolates the park from townships for long periods and can submerge camp sites along the river. The 85 kilometre round trip to Lakes Wyara and Numalla is only suitable for Four Wheel Drive vehicles.
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