Currawinya National Park Budjiti Country Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Sherri Tanner-McAllister © Queensland Government

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. Currawinya National Park has a total area of around 344,000ha, making it one of Queensland’s largest national parks.

Currawinya National Park includes the upper catchments of creeks flowing into the Ramsar listed lakes and wetlands, as well as a network of active artesian springs, fourteen threatened plant and animal species, and outstanding examples of both Indigenous and shared-history cultural heritage.

Domed mounds and lush, green-edged soaks forming where water bubbles from deep underground punctuate a landscape that graduates from soft, red sand plains to rugged mesas and rocky residual ranges. Human use and connections with this land are evident from scatters of Indigenous materials as well as old buildings, equipment and other pastoral-era relics dotted across the park.


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


You are on Budjiti Country. Please respect the lands and waters, and walk softly on our country.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

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Park facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Lookout
  • Park office
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Showers
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Walking

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.