Spectacular white sandstone bluffs and gorges, brilliant wildflowers and exceptionally diverse habitats, ranging from lancewood forests to spinifex grasslands and sandy dunes, make this outback park truly unique. The park is a vast arid landscape for most of the year, but comes alive in winter with a colourful display of wildflowers. The spectacled hare-wallaby and eastern pebble-mound mouse are found in this park.... more
Stop for a picnic at the Burra Range lookout on the Flinders Highway, where it crosses the Great Dividing Range and enjoy views of steep gorges, lancewood forests and white sandstone shelves and peaks. Bushwalk in this remote area to discover the park's many different plants and animals. Look for a variety of honeyeaters and lorikeets feeding on nectar or for reptiles sunning themselves on the rocks. Set up camp at Canns Camp Creek camping area for an outback experience. Four-wheel-drive, or ride your mountain bike or trail bike along the access road from the Flinders Highway to Sawpit Gorge lookout, or to Poison Valley. Enjoy colourful wildflower displays as wattles, ironbarks, acacias and grevilleas bloom from May to September.... less
Children are welcome.
How To Get There
White Mountains National Park is 80 kilometres north-east of Hughenden or 140 kilometres south-west of Charters Towers, on the Flinders Highway. The Burra Range lookout on the Flinders Highway is 27 kilometres west of Pentland or 23 kilometres east of Torrens Creek and is accessible to conventional vehicles. Access to Canns Camp Creek camping area is 11 kilometres west of the lookout along the highway. The access road to camping area, when dry, is accessible to all high clearance vehicle types with care. It is accessible for camper trailers but not caravans or buses.
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