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Currawinya National Park

Currawinya National Park. Photo © Queensland GovernmentCurrawinya National Park. Photo © Queensland Government

Welcome

Traditional Owners, the Barnba people of the Budjiti language group, 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.

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 (115,000 hectares (ha), 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.

Read more about the Currawinya extension.

Facilities and activities

Location

On the Queensland-NSW border near Hungerford, 170km south-west of Cunnamulla.

What's special

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.

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Location of Currawinya National Park within Queensland

Last updated
2 July 2018