Blackwood National Park Townsville

Blackwood National Park. Photo credit: Eleanor Collins, Queensland Government

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted in the park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a caravan park and camping area at Belyando Crossing, 15km south of the park. A range of other accommodation including hotels, camping and caravan parks can be found at Clermont and Charters Towers. For more information see, the tourism information links.


    There are two walking tracks in Blackwood National Park. Be aware the tracks are not regularly maintained and can be overgrown with vegetation.


    Brigalow circuit (Grade: easy)

    Distance: 1km return
    Time: allow 45mins walking time
    Details: enjoy this short circuit walk from the car park through brigalow and lancewood scrub and past small seasonal wetlands.

    Creek walk (Grade: moderate–difficult)

    Distance: 6km return
    Time: allow 2.5hrs walking time
    Details: from the car park, follow this level track for 2.4km past small seasonal wetlands to the creek. During and after the wetter months the creek will hold water, but will be a dry bed for the rest of the year. From here, turn right and walk along the creek for 600m to a series of rock holes. The track along the creek is not formed and walkers must return along the same route to the car park.


    You can cycle around the firebreak on Blackwood National Park’s boundary. This 17km track has steep and very rocky sections. Access is via a turnstile at the car park. Bikes will need to be lifted over or slid under the fence.

    Bicycles are not permitted on the walking tracks in the national park.

    For more information, see cycling.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.