Bladensburg National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Qld

About Bladensburg

    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 Indigenous and pastoral heritage. The Koa People consider Bladensburg to be part of their traditional country, and the park is also important to the Maiawali and Karuwali People. Skull Hole is believed to be the site of a massacre of Aboriginal people in the late 1800s.

    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.

    Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.

    Park management

    Each park in the Longreach district has unique attributes. They are managed to conserve their natural condition and protect their cultural resources and values. A management plan for Bladensburg will be developed in the future.

    Tourism information links

    Longreach Regional Council
    96a Eagle Street, Longreach
    ph (07) 4658 4111
    fax (07) 4658 4116

    Winton Shire Council
    75 Vindex Street, Winton
    ph (07) 4657 2666
    fax (07) 4657 1342

    Waltzing Matilda Centre(contact for Dinosaur Trackways)
    50 Elderslie Street, Winton
    ph (07) 4657 1466 or 1300 665 115
    fax (07) 4657 1886

    For information on road conditions see Queensland Traffic or phone 13 19 40 for 24-hour road reports.

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.