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Spyglass Peak
Springsure, Central Highlands Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

13 74 68
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Description

Spring-fed Nogoa River and Louisa Creek wind through a picturesque broad valley beneath craggy sandstone outcrops in the Salvator Rosa section of Carnarvon National Park.

At the western edge of Central Queensland&##039;s sandstone belt, Salvator Rosa contains deeply eroded and spectacular rock formations, such as Spyglass Peak and the Sentinel, which dominate the skyline. See the vivid orange-barked yellow-jacket trees as you walk 500 metres to the base of Spyglass Peak.

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Along the path you pass through a remarkable sandstone wall that looks like the ramparts of an ancient fort. On a fine day as you stand and admire this impressive landmark, you can see blue sky through the spyglass-shaped rock formation, which is well worth a photograph.

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About the Walk

1 kilometre
20 minutes
Short Walk
Easy
Return
The parking area signed Spyglass Peak is 3 kilometres along the four-wheel drive track from the Nogoa River camping area.

Walk Highlights

  • Abundant birdlife
  • Sandstone rock formation
  • Eucalypt woodland
  • Wildflowers

Walk Hints

Be careful when walking near edges, the sandstone crumbles easily.

Wear a hat and sunscreen and take plenty of water. If walking along the the four wheel drive track from the campground, beware of vehicles.

Best Time To Go

Between April and September is the best time to visit as summers can be very hot.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
Spyglass Peak features abundant birdlife, sandstone rock formations, eucalypt woodland and wildflowers. The trail is approximately one kilometre long, with an easy classification and should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Be careful when walking near edges, the sandstone crumbles easily. Wear a hat and sunscreen and take plenty of water. If walking along the the four wheel drive track from the campground, beware of vehicles.

How To Get There:
Salvator Rosa lies between Springsure and Tambo. From Springsure, head 114 kilometres west along Tambo Road to the park turnoff. From Tambo, head 42 kilometres north on the Alpha road then turn east towards Springsure and drive 102 kilometres to the Salvator Rosa turnoff.
Alternative Four Wheel Drive access from Tambo is via the Wilderness Way which leaves the Matilda Way eight kilometres south-east of Tambo , travelling via Mount Playfair and the Goodliffe section of Carnarvon National Park. At the turnoff, drive south for 50 kilometres via "Cungelella" to the park boundary and a further four kilometres to the campsite.
Conventional access to the camping area is possible but four-wheel-drive is essential inside the park. The access roads become impassable after rain. The nearest fuel is at Springsure or Tambo.


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Spyglass Peak - Print Brochure
Map of Spyglass Peak
Carnarvon National Park
Salvator Rosa section
Springsure
Queensland 4722 Australia

Contact Details

13 74 68

 

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