Diamantina National Park Outback Queensland

Travel the Warracoota circuit drive to explore pastoral relics and Diamantina's diverse landscapes. Photo credit: © Peter Scott

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

Warracoota circuit drive

Go on a self-guided tour to discover the park's fascinating cultural and natural histories on the Warracoota circuit drive.

Journey type
90km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 4–5hrs driving time.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Journey facilities

  • Scenic drive

Before you head out on this tour—and to truly appreciate this area's historical significance—grab a copy of the park guide from the visitor information room or camping areas.

Explore pastoral relics from a bygone era and learn about the sacred and cultural significance that Diamantina has for the land's Traditional owners, the Majuli and Garuwali people.

Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife along the way, and stop for a rest at Lake Constance and Warracoota Waterhole, where waterbirds come to forage.

Getting there and getting around

The Warracoota Circuit drive is in Diamantina National Park, south-west of Winton in South West Queensland.

The drive starts 20km from the Ranger Base on Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road.

  • Not all roads and tracks shown on commercially-available maps, including GPS maps, actually exist, and those that do may not be open to the public.
  • Do not trespass on private land and leave all gates as you find them.
  • A 4WD is required for this drive is the track is very rough and remote.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
  • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.

From Winton

  • Travel south from Winton on the Jundah (Lark Quarry) Road.
  • After 95km turn right onto Cork Connection Road.
  • Drive 18km and turn left onto Old Cork Mail Road
  • The park boundary is about 170km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 42km from the boundary.

From Boulia

  • Travel east from Boulia on Kennedy Development Road (Min Min Byway).
  • After 22km turn right onto Springvale Road.
  • The park boundary is about 135km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 36km from the boundary.

From Windorah

  • Travel north-west from Windorah on Diamantina Development Road.
  • After 151km, turn right onto Davenport Road.
  • The park boundary is about 150km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 31km from the boundary.

From Bedourie

  • Travel south from Bedourie on Eyre Developmental Road.
  • After 22.5km, turn left onto Diamantina Development Road.
  • Travel 50km and turn left onto Coorabulka Road.
  • After 101km, turn right onto Springvale Road (at the Coorabulka Homestead).
  • Travel 47km and turn right onto Springvale Diamantina Lakes Road.
  • The park boundary is 20km along this road.
  • The Ranger Base is a further 31.5km from the boundary.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Warracoota circuit drive is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Seasonal closures

The road may be closed during periods of wet weather.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Diamantina safely and Four-wheel drive with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.