Wide expanses of Mitchell grass plains and spinifex woodland are protected in this park on the Barkly Tableland, a peaceful stopover for weary travellers. The park features caves and sinkholes that were formed when water percolated through 500 million year-old layers of soluble dolomite creating caverns linked by vertical shafts up to 75 metres deep.... more
Relax and refresh at this pleasant stopover on the Barkly Highway. Take the short 70 metre return walk to the Little Nowranie Cave entrance or the 220 metre return track to the Great Nowranie Cave. Be extremely cautious around the edges of the sinkholes. The caves are not accessible to visitors. Camp in a remote bush setting at Nowranie Waterhole camping area. Look for a variety of birds including waterbirds and woodland species at different times of the year. RIde your mountain bike or trail bike on the park's internal roads and firebreaks.... less
How To Get There
The caves are not accessible to visitors.
By road, the park is 8 kilometres south of Camooweal. Take the Urandangi Road south of Camooweal and turn left into the park. From this boundary, the caves car park is 14 km and the camping area 16 kilometres. Access by conventional vehicle is possible in dry weather although some difficulties may be experienced at creek crossings or on rocky sections. The road is not suitable for conventional vehicles towing caravans. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended.
Camping fees apply.
This area has distinct wet and dry seasons, with unpredictable monsoonal rains falling between October and April. From May to September it is cooler and drier, making this the best time to visit the park. South-easterly winds at this time of the year help to make conditions more hospitable. Temperatures can be extremely high for the rest of the year, regularly exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in the summer.
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