Goodedulla National Park Capricorn

About Goodedulla National Park

    Park features

    Covering 26,025ha, Goodedulla National Park is centred on the Melaleuca Creek catchment of the Boomer Range. The vegetation is diverse and includes rosewood and large patches of semi-evergreen vine thicket. The park conserves the only land zone of granites, acid volcanics and Permian sediments within the central Brigalow Belt.

    The national park features picturesque meandering semi-permanent creeks within a hilly and mountainous landscape—ideal for birdwatching.

    Looking after the park

    Everything in Goodedulla National Park is protected, including plants, animals, heritage sites and artefacts. Please appreciate, respect and help care for the parks’ natural and cultural values by leaving things as you find them, and following these guidelines.

    • Keep food away from wildlife. Accidental or intentional feeding upsets the balance of nature and can make animals sick and/or aggressive.
    • Manage your waste. Take rubbish home with you as no bins are provided. Pack food away immediately after meals and secure rubbish in sealed containers to avoid attracting insects and larger animals. Do not bury rubbish. Dingoes or other animals will dig it up.
    • Bury your toilet waste (and paper) 15cm deep and at least 100m from creeks. There are no toilets in this park.
    • Stop the spread of weeds and pathogens. New introductions can spread and displace resident species and alter the local ecology. Soil from your camping gear and boots can contain weed seeds and foreign plant pathogens. Before you arrive clean all vehicles (especially tyres and the underside of your vehicle), camping and walking gear.
    • Domestic animals are not permitted in the park. Please observe the before you visit guidelines for dog and pets.
    • Camp fires are permitted in areas more than 2m from flammable material—bring your own clean, milled timber. Use a previous camp fire site, rather than starting a new one. Gas and fuel stoves are preferred and recommended. Please follow the Queensland Parks and forest camp fires and cooking guidelines.
    • Keep to designated tracks. Driving off-track damages vegetation, causes erosion and creates confusing new tracks.
    • Protect watercourses. Wash your cooking gear at least 50m away from waterways.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Goodedulla National Park is managed in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    Tourism information links

    Explore Rockhampton Visitor Information Centre
    176 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton Qld 4700
    ph: (07) 4936 8000

    Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre
    3 Clermont St, Emerald Qld 4720
    Ph: (07) 4982 4142

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.