Elizabeth Springs Conservation Park Outback Queensland

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted in Elizabeth Springs Conservation Park.

    Other accommodation

    See the tourism information links for more information about accommodation in surrounding towns.


    Take extreme care not to walk on the sensitive mounds and adjacent wetlands. The mounds can be very dangerous as bogs are often not visible under the thin, dry crust.

    For your safety, and to protect the unique mound spring habitat, please keep to the marked track.

    Mound Springs walk—700m one-way (allow 10 minutes)

    Grade 3

    Explore Elizabeth Springs by foot on the Mound Springs walk, entrance is via a gate (remember to close it) from the car park off Springvale Road. Follow the marked track until you reach an information sign and viewing point. Take in this unique landscape and spot the mound spring peaks protruding out of the grassy ground cover. Please do not venture off the track.

    The endangered Elizabeth Springs goby fish and companion aquatic snail live exclusively here in this small and very fragile ecosystem. Interestingly they can tolerate water that is 17 times saltier than seawater and at temperatures reaching 41.5°C.

    When walking, wear sun protection and sturdy shoes, carry plenty of water and follow the walk with care guidelines.

    Other activities

    Assisting Science

    Like to become a Citizen Scientist? Help supplement scientific monitoring data by participating in the Spring monitoring in the Great Artesian Basin project. Simply take a photo from the Elizabeth Springs photo point and submit the image. Learn more about the GABSpringNet project.

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