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Shirley Station windmill, Moorrinya
Moorrinya grasslands
Bells Bore, Shirley Station, Moorrinya
Moorrinya woodlands
Map of Moorrinya National Park
Aramac Road
85 kilometres south of Torrens Creek
Hughenden
Queensland 4821 Australia

Moorrinya National Park
Hughenden, North West

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/moorrinya/index.html

Description

This remote park has dry, flat plains criss-crossed by watercourses and covered in open eucalypt, paperbark and acacia woodlands and grasslands. Moorrinya is a wildlife refuge, protecting Australian icons such as kangaroos, koalas, emus and dingoes, as well as rare and threatened species such as the square-tailed kite, squatter pigeon and Julia Creek dunnart. Located in the heart of the Desert Uplands, Moorrinya National Park, initially established as the sheep grazing property, Shirley Station, today protects 18 land types in the Lake Eyre Basin, one of Australia's most important catchments.

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Set up camp near the old Shirley shearing shed. Much of the sheep station infrastructure, dating back to the late 1940s, remains as a reminder of the spirit and hard work of the people who lived in this remote part of Queensland. Take a short stroll on the Bullock Creek walk from the camping area to the creek and look for native fish and waterbirds. Enjoy birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Ride mountain bikes and trail bikes and drive four-wheel-drives on Moorinya's internal roads and firebreaks.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area

Activities

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

Open Times

Public Holidays: The unsealed Torrens Creek/Aramac access road is accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles, except during the wet season (November to April) when wet weather can prevent access.

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

How To Get There

From Townsville, travel west for 296 kilometres to Torrens Creek on the Flinders Highway. Moorrinya National Park is about 90 kilometres south of Torrens Creek or 180 kilometres north of Aramac, on the Aramac Torrens Creek Road. A directional sign marks the park turn-off. Conventional vehicles are not recommended.


Free Entry


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