Idalia National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: John Augusteyn © Queensland Government

About Idalia

    Image of breathtaking views from Emmet Pocket.

    Breathtaking views from Emmet Pocket.

    Photo credit: John Augusteyn © Queensland Government

    Park features

    This 144,000 hectare park protects extensive mulga woodlands, the headwaters of the Bulloo River and threatened wildlife, including a translocated population of bridled nailtail wallabies.

    Explore the gorges and rock formations of Idalia’s Gowan Range tablelands. As you emerge from the dense mulga, catch surprise views of rugged escarpments, home to yellow-footed rock-wallabies. You may also see other macropods grazing along the creek flats.

    Visit innovative stake stockyards built from the 1920s to 1950s to hold up to 300 cattle during muster. Wander among the rusty iron and splintered bush timber relics, imagining the stories behind them.

    Looking after the park

    Everything in Idalia National Park is protected, including plants, animals and heritage sites and artefacts. Please appreciate, respect and help care for Idalia’s outstanding natural and cultural values by leaving things as you find them, and encouraging others to do the same.

    Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.

    Park management

    Each park in the Longreach district has unique attributes. They are managed to conserve their natural condition and protect their cultural resources and values.

    The national park is managed in accordance with the Idalia National Park Management Plan (PDF, 7.4MB) .

    Tourism information links

    Blackall-Tambo Regional Council/Visitor Information Centre
    6 Coronation Drive, Blackall
    ph (07) 07 4657 4637
    fax (07) 4657 4913
    email or

    Longreach Regional Council
    96a Eagle Street, Longreach
    ph (07) 4658 4111
    fax (07) 4658 4116

    For information on road conditions contact:

    RACQ (The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland)
    (search 'road conditions’)
    ph 1300 130 595 for 24-hour road reports

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

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