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 drive 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 venture out, take a photo of the Warracoota Circuit Drive map on display at the information centre at the homestead. Remember to set your trip meter to 0km at the yards near Gumhole and bring enough fuel and drinking water for the journey. Explore pastoral relics from a bygone era and learn about the desert landscape and its importance to the Maiawali and Karuwali people.

Keep your eyes alert 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, leave all gates as you find them and do not enter restricted access areas.
  • 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.

For more details see visiting safely.

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.