Diamantina National Park Outback Queensland

Discover Diamantina’s spectacularly diverse and ancient landscape. Photo credit: © Fiona Leverington

About Diamantina

    Park features

    This 507,000 hectare park is home to many rare and threatened species. Lake Constance and Hunters Gorge are important wetlands and support breeding populations of many resident and migratory birds.

    Diamantina National Park was formerly a pastoral holding and became a national park in 1992. It sweeps across highly weathered sandstone ranges in the east, down to the floodplains of the Diamantina River and its tributaries, then across Mitchell grass plains to dune-fields reminiscent of deserts further west.

    This is the traditional homelands of the Maiawali people, whose connection to this landscape spans thousands of years.

    Looking after the park

    Everything in Diamantina National Park is protected, including plants, animals and heritage sites and artefacts. Please appreciate, respect and help care for Diamantina’s outstanding natural and cultural values by leaving things as you find them, and encouraging others to do the same by following these guidelines.

    • Leave everything as you find it. Everything, living and dead, is protected.
    • Keep food away from wildlife. Accidental or intentional feeding upsets the balance of nature and can make animals sick and/or aggressive.
    • Manage your waste. Take rubbish with you as no bins are provided. Pack food away immediately after meals and secure rubbish in strong sealed containers to avoid attracting insects and larger animals. Do not bury rubbish. Dingoes or other animals will dig it up.
    • Use toilets where provided. Do not throw rubbish or contents of chemical toilet tanks into pit toilets. Where toilets are not available—bury toilet waste (and paper) at least 15cm deep and 100m away from camp sites, tracks and watercourses.
    • Never contaminate water. Wash yourself and utensils well away from waterways. Do not use detergent, soap or shampoo in or near waterholes and the river.
    • Stop the spread of weeds and pathogens. New introductions can spread and displace resident species and alter the local ecology. Soil from your camping gear and boots can contain weed seeds and foreign plant pathogens. Before you arrive clean all vehicles (especially the tyres and undercarriage), all camping equipment and walking gear.
    • Bring your own clean, pest free firewood. Collecting firewood and using chainsaws in the park is prohibited.
    • Domestic animals are not permitted in the parks. Please observe the before you visit guidelines for dog and pets.

    Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.

    Park management

    Each park in the Central West Queensland district has unique attributes. They are managed to conserve their natural condition and protect their cultural resources and values. Diamantina National Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

    Tourism information links

    Waltzing Matilda Centre(contact for Dinosaur Trackways)
    50 Elderslie Street, Winton
    ph (07) 4657 1466
    email waltzing@matildacentre.com.au

    Diamantina Shire Council
    17 Herbert Street, Bedourie
    ph (07) 4746 1600
    email admin@diamantina.qld.gov.au

    Longreach Regional Council
    96A Eagle Street, Longreach
    ph (07) 4658 4111
    email assist@longreach.qld.gov.au or experience@longreach.qld.gov.au

    Windorah Visitor Information Centre
    Maryborough Street, Windorah
    ph (07) 4656 3063
    email windorahinfo@barcoo.qld.gov.au

    For information on road conditions see Queensland Traffic.

    Phone 13 19 40 for 24-hour road reports.

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.