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Things to do
Camping is prohibited at Combo Waterhole Conservation Park. Nearby Kynuna offers camping facilities.
There is a range of accommodation in and around Longreach, Winton, Kynuna and McKinley. See tourism information links for further information.
When walking, wear sun protection and sturdy shoes, carry plenty of water, and follow other safety advice.
Combo Waterhole—2.6 km return (allow 1.5 hours) Grade: easy
Discover the history surrounding this park while you walk along the self-guided walking track to Combo Waterhole. The track begins at the car park and takes you through Mitchell grass downs and across stone-pitched overshots and the Diamantina River's braided channels to this famous waterhole. Please be aware this track floods after rain. Do not attempt to cross the flooded creek.
Picnic and day-use areas
Bring a blanket and picnic in the shade of a coolibah tree once you reach the historic waterhole. Picnic tables and a pit toilet are the only facilities provided. Please take your rubbish with you when you leave—no bins are provided.
Combo Waterhole is a wildlife refuge, particularly in dry times. Birdwatching is particularly good at this park. You may see Australian pranticoles on your drive in. These attractive birds have long legs suited to open country where they feed and nest. Some migrate between Australia and Indonesia or New Guinea. Listen for the tiny weebill's call—surprisingly far-carrying for such a small bird. Rainbow bee-eaters, sacred kingfishers and spotted harriers have all been seen in this park. Many more bird species can be seen and heard along the waterway.
Although many parks in Central West Queensland have Mitchell grass plains, you can walk through them at Combo Waterhole Regional Park.
Species lists are available from the Queensland Government's request a species list page.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.