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.

    In the past, Maiawali and Karuwali Aboriginal people moved through every part of this landscape. Their strong spiritual connections remain today.

    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.

    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. A management plan for Diamantina National Park will be developed in the future.

    Tourism information links

    Waltzing Matilda Centre(contact for Dinosaur Trackways)
    www.matildacentre.com.au
    www.dinosaurtrackways.com.au
    50 Elderslie Street, Winton
    ph (07) 4657 1466 or 1300 665 115
    fax (07) 4657 1886
    email waltzing@matildacentre.com.au

    Diamantina Shire Councilwww.diamantina.qld.gov.au
    506 Herbert Street, Bedourie
    ph (07) 4746 1202
    fax (07) 4746 1272
    email admin@diamantina.qld.gov.au

    Longreach Regional Councilwww.longreach.qld.gov.au
    96A Eagle Street, Longreach
    ph (07) 4658 4111
    fax (07) 4658 4116
    email assist@longreach.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.