Bladensburg National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

About Bladensburg

    Image of view from Scrammy lookout.

    View from Scrammy lookout.

    Photo credit: courtesy of Lisa Scott

    Park features

    Bladensburg National Park conserves 84,900ha of Mitchell Grass Downs and Channel Country, including unique birdlife, plants and animals. Impressive flat-topped plateaus and residual sandstone ranges provide a scenic backdrop to vast grassland plains and river flats, river red gums and rocky scarp.

    Bladensburg National Park encompasses areas of important cultural heritage. The park is the traditional country of the Koa people, the Maiawali and Karuwali people also have strong associations with this landscape.

    Pastoralists established a large station at Bladensburg—the homestead has been restored and is used as an information centre and ranger office. There are other sites within the park which offer reminders of the park’s early pastoral history.

    Read more about the nature, culture and history of Central West Queensland parks.

    Looking after the park

    Everything in Bladensburg National Park is protected, including plants, animals and heritage sites and artefacts. Please appreciate, respect and help care for Bladensburg’s outstanding natural and cultural values by leaving things as you find them, and encouraging others to do the same by following these guidelines:

    • Leave everything as you find it. Everything, living and dead, is protected.
    • Keep food away from wildlife. Accidental or intentional feeding upsets the balance of nature and can make animals sick and/or aggressive.
    • Manage your waste. Take rubbish with you as no bins are provided. Pack food away immediately after meals and secure rubbish in strong sealed containers to avoid attracting insects and larger animals. Do not bury rubbish. Dingoes or other animals will dig it up.
    • Use toilets where provided. Do not throw rubbish or contents of chemical toilet tanks into pit toilets. Where toilets are not available—bury toilet waste (and paper) at least 15cm deep and 100m away from camp sites, tracks and watercourses.
    • Stop the spread of weeds and pathogens. New introductions can spread and displace resident species and alter the local ecology. Soil from your camping gear and boots can contain weed seeds and foreign plant pathogens. Before you arrive clean all vehicles (especially the tyres and undercarriage), all camping equipment and walking gear.
    • Domestic animals are not permitted in the parks. Please observe the before you visit guidelines for dog and pets.

    Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.

    Park management

    Each park in the Longreach area has unique attributes. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manage Bladensburg National Park to conserve and protect the area's natural and cultural values.

    Tourism information links

    Longreach Regional Council
    96a Eagle Street, Longreach
    ph (07) 4658 4111

    Winton Shire Council
    75 Vindex Street, Winton
    ph (07) 4657 2666

    Waltzing Matilda Centre (contact for Dinosaur Trackways)

    50 Elderslie Street, Winton
    ph (07) 4657 1466

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.