Culgoa Floodplain National Park Outback Queensland | Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Brett Roberts © Queensland Government

Things to do

    White-necked heron chicks Ardea pacifica.

    White-necked heron chicks Ardea pacifica.

    Photo credit: © Queensland Government

    Bearded dragon Pogona barbata.

    Bearded dragon Pogona barbata.

    Photo credit: © Queensland Government

    Camping and accommodation


    Bush camping is allowed at Culgoa Floodplain National Park. There are no facilities. Visitors must be self-sufficient.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation around the Balonne Shire.

    Go birdwatching early in the morning at creeks and waterholes. The park is also good for wildlife watching. Take your camera and try to capture the subtle shades of green reflected in the many different plants that grow in the park.


    There are no formal walking tracks in the park. A detailed map of the park should be obtained from either the information shelter or a ranger, before exploring.

    Viewing wildlife

    Culgoa Floodplain National Park is a birdwatcher's haven and is home to at least 150 different bird species, including some of Australia's most beautiful parrots. These include red-winged, red-rumped and mulga parrots as well as Major Mitchell cockatoos. All six species of Australia's woodswallows occur on the park, along with more than 10 species of honeyeater, including the rare painted honeyeater.

    Look for emus on open plains, brown falcons overhead or crested pigeons, galahs and apostlebirds searching the ground for seeds and other food. See kangaroos, sand goannas, shingleback lizards and bearded dragons.

    Early morning visits to creeks and waterholes, such as Byra Lagoon, can be very rewarding for waterbird lovers—when they contain water. After rain the elusive water-holding and burrowing frogs can be seen and heard.

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