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Ka Ka Mundi, Carnarvon National Park Capricorn | Outback Queensland

Ka Ka Mundi section Carnarvon National Park. Photo credit: Brendon Moodie © Queensland Government

About Ka Ka Mundi

    Park features

    The sandstone cliffs of the Great Dividing Range dominate the clear blue skyline to the south as you drive across the open, undulating country towards Ka Ka Mundi. This remote section of Carnarvon National Park features more than 30km of sandstone escarpments and plateaus.

    The sandstones of Ka Ka Mundi were laid down in freshwater lakes and streams about 180 million years ago. In more recent geological time, basaltic lava covered the ranges. Erosion over the ages has left only a few basalt outcrops, such as Mount Ka Ka Mundi.

    Old cattle yards near some of the springs are reminders of early European history. Ka Ka Mundi was grazed for more than a century before the park was declared in 1974, primarily to preserve bonewood, softwood and brigalow scrubs.

    Looking after the park

    By following these guidelines you can help to protect the natural environment for the future enjoyment of others, and help ensure the survival of native plants and animals living here.

    • Do not take any 'souvenirs' or interfere with plants or animals—everything within national parks is protected.
    • Do not bring firearms or other weapons into the parks.
    • Preferably use a fuel stove—collecting firewood is not permitted on parks. Fallen timber provides homes to insects and small animals and returns nutrients to the soil.
    • Leave your pets at home. Pets frighten wildlife, annoy other visitors and may become lost.
    • Never feed or leave food for wildlife—human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
    • Use toilet facilities where provided. Where toilet facilities are not provided bury toilet waste 15cm deep and at least 150m from watercourses.
    • Do not use generators, engine-driven compressors or chainsaws.
    • Do not use soap or shampoo in waterholes or creeks.
    • Take rubbish home with you. Bins are not provided in the park.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manage the Ka Ka Mundi section of Carnarvon National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values.

    Tourism information links

    Tambo Information Centre
    Arthur Street, Tambo QLD 4478
    ph 07 4654 6408

    Injune Information Centre
    32 Hutton Street, Injune QLD 4454
    ph 07 4626 0503

    Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre
    3 Clermont Street, Emerald QLD 4720
    ph 07 4982 4142

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

    For information on road conditions check with the Department of Transport and Main Roads or phone 13 19 40 before setting out.