Things to do
Discover one of Queensland's remote outback parks through walks, photography or camping.
Bush camping and camping in designated camping areas is permitted in all three sections of Expedition National Park.
Camping permits are required and fees apply.
- Find out more about camping in Expedition National Park.
- Book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Note, there is no longer any onsite self-registration available.
There are motels, hotels, caravan parks and farm stays offering accommodation in and around both Injune and Taroom. For more information see the tourism information links.
Walking tracks are provided in Robinson Gorge section of Expedition National Park. There are no walking tracks at Lonesome or Beilba sections.
Expedition National Park's walking tracks have been classified to help you select a walk that matches your bushwalking experience and fitness. Take time to read the track grades before walking in the park. If you intend to bushwalk away from the tracks described below, obtain a topographic map, compass, Emergency Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and GPS, and ask for advice before setting off. Ensure you carry adequate drinking water.
Key to track standards
The classification system is based on Australian Standards. Please note that while each track is graded according to its most difficult section, other sections may be easier.
Grade 4 track
- Rough track. May be long and very steep with few directional signs.
- For experienced bushwalkers.
- Caution needed at creek crossings, cliff edges and naturally occurring lookouts.
Robinson Gorge section
Tracks in this section are signposted. Most tracks are best suited to experienced, well-equipped bushwalkers while some rough, ungraded walking tracks are suitable for fit family groups.
DANGER: Unfenced cliff edges. One slip could be fatal—serious injury or death may result from walking near the edge. Keep to the track. Supervise children closely.
Robinson Gorge lookout—4km return (allow 1 hour)
From Starkvale, this track leads to an unfenced lookout over Robinson gorge. There are numerous natural cliffs in the area and parents need to supervise children closely.
Gorge access track—6km return (allow 2 hours)
From Starkvale, this track leads to an unfenced lookout over Robinson gorge. There are numerous natural cliffs in the area and creeks can contain deep waterholes with very cold water. Parents need to supervise children closely.
Shepherds Peak track—3.6km return (allow 1 hour 30 minutes)
This trail leads 1.8km from Starkvale camping area to a sandstone plateau, Shepherds Peak, with views over the surrounding peaks and creeks. Take extreme care on top of Shepherds Peak as there are crevasses and unguarded cliffs.
Cattle Dip track—1.2km return (allow 1 hour)
The cattle dip car park is located 2.7km from the Starkvale Creek campsite via a sign-posted track which passes the location of an old shepherd’s hut (no visible trace remains). Walk 600m south from the car park to the 'Cattle Dip'—a spectacular permanent waterhole.
The Lonesome section of Expedition National Park has parking, picnic tables, wood barbecues and fire rings. There are no toilets or drinking water in this section.
Robinson Gorge and Beilba sections have grassed areas surrounding the camping areas that are suitable for picnicking. There are no facilities at Beilba section. Pit toilets are provided at Robinson Gorge. Come prepared with a fuel stove and seating if picnicking in either section. No cooking facilities are provided.
There are no rubbish bins throughout Expedition National Park, so please take all of your rubbish (including food scraps) with you.
Expedition National Park supports a wide variety of birdlife. Listen for the metallic 'chink' of king parrots feeding in the gorge on eucalypt flowers, fruits of cabbage palms, figs and insects. Pale-headed rosellas, lorikeets and many different types of honeyeaters are regularly seen at Starkvale camping area in the Robinson Gorge section. Several species of wallabies including the whiptail wallaby also inhabit the gorge.
Platypus and five species of turtle use permanent waterholes along the Dawson River. Look for golden-tailed geckoes in the woodlands and thick-tailed geckoes on the roads when venturing out at night.
Squatter pigeons occur in open woodlands and wallaroos are commonly seen on basalt hills in the middle of the Beilba section.