Currawinya National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Sherri Tanner-McAllister © Qld Govt

Currawinya protected area doubles in size

The Queensland Government has acquired three properties adjacent to the existing Currawinya National Park, more than doubling the size of the park and increasing protection of the region’s significant natural and cultural values. The purchase of Boorara (115,000ha), Werewilka (53,000ha) and Bingara (21,000ha) will bring Currawinya National Park to a total area of around 344,000ha, and make it one of Queensland’s largest national parks.

Red sandplains and mulga scrubs beside long, dusty roads give little hint to the lakes, rivers and wetlands that make Currawinya one of Australia’s most important inland waterbird habitats. Lake Wyara and Lake Numalla are an important feature of the park which also protects thousands of years of Aboriginal cultural heritage and 19th and 20th century pastoral history as well as threatened wildlife.

Location

On the Queensland/New South Wales border near Hungerford, 170km south-west of Cunnamulla.

Welcome

Traditional Owners, the Budjiti People, welcome you to Currawinya. This landscape—rich in waterholes, ranges, lakes and open grasslands—is the heart of their country. They ask that you stay safe during your visit and walk softly, respecting the land’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

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Park facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Information centre
  • Lookout
  • Park office
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Caravan, camper trailer, campervan sites
  • Camping
  • Showers

Highlights and announcements

  • The Queensland Government has acquired three properties adjacent to the existing Currawinya National Park, more than doubling the size of the park and increasing protection of the region’s significant natural and cultural values. The purchase of Boorara (115,000ha), Werewilka (53,000ha) and Bingara (21,000ha) will bring Currawinya National Park to a total area of around 344,000ha, and make it one of Queensland’s largest national parks.