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The Tombs Circuit
Map of The Tombs Circuit
Mt Moffat section, Carnarvon National Park
Mitchell
Queensland 4465 Australia

The Tombs Circuit
Mitchell, Maranoa Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Description

Within Carnarvon National Park, Tombs Circuit walking tracks lead from the orientation area to unusual rock pillars and an Aboriginal art site. The track passes the Chimneys, three pillars of rock that have been separated from the narrow end of a small bluff of Precipice Sandstone, where water has eroded down vertical fractures. Beyond the Maranoa River the sandstone bluff known as The Tombs shelters more than 400 stencilled Aboriginal motifs.

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The Tombs once contained burial chambers for local Aboriginal people. Take a close look at the rock art from a boardwalk with seats. Continue along the circuit to the Looking Glass, where wind has eroded a cave right through an isolated sandstone pillar standing by the Maranoa River. The Park is also noted for its birdwatching opportunities with at least 172 species recorded.

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About the Walk

5.8 kilometres
3 hours
Half Day Walk
Moderate
Circuit
This walk begins from the car park at the Orientation Area at the main entrance to the park.

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

When visiting rock art at The Tombs, please remember that the art is very fragile and can be permanently damaged by touching. Dust kicked up by visitors can also damage the art, as fine dust particles stick to the rock surface, covering the stencils. Please enjoy a close look at the rock art while remaining on the boardwalks, which have been built to prevent damage to the rock art.

Be prepared for extreme temperatures at Mt Moffatt. In winter, temperatures may fall well below zero, while in summer they may reach more than 30 degrees Celsius. Storms are frequent in summer.

Best Time To Go

April to October is the best time to visit, to avoid temperature extremes in summer.

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

General Comments

The Tombs Circuit features aboriginal rock art, dramatic landscapes, unique sandstone formations, abundant birdlife, colourful woodlands and wildflowers. The circuit is 5.8 kilometres long with a moderate degree of difficulty which should take approximately three hours to complete. When visiting rock art at The Tombs, please remember that the art is very fragile and can be permanently damaged by touching. Dust kicked up by visitors can also damage the art, as fine dust particles stick to the rock surface, covering the stencils.

How To Get There

Mt Moffatt is 220 kilometres north of Mitchell via Womblebank Station. From Injune, Mt Moffat is 160 kilometres north-west via Womblebank Station or Westgrove Station. The road from Womblebank is unsealed and can become impassable after rain.


Free Entry


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