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.
In the past, Maiawali and Karuwali Aboriginal people moved through every part of this landscape. Their strong spiritual connections remain today.
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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.
Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.
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. A management plan for Diamantina National Park will be developed in the future.
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The natural, cultural and historical significance of Diamantina