This 144,000 hectare park protects extensive mulga woodlands, the headwaters of the Bulloo River and threatened wildlife.
Explore the gorges and rock formations of Idalia’s Gowan Range tablelands. Emerge from the dense mulga to 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.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of the Parks of Central West Queensland.
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.
- 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 with you as no bins are provided. Pack food away immediately after meals and secure rubbish in strong sealed containers to avoid attracting insects and larger animals. Do not bury rubbish. Dingoes or other animals will dig it up.
- Use toilets where provided. Do not throw rubbish or contents of chemical toilet tanks into pit toilets. Where toilets are not available—bury toilet waste (and paper) at least 15cm deep and 100m away from camp sites, tracks and watercourses.
- 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 the tyres and undercarriage), all camping equipment and walking gear. If available, use a washdown facility provided in a local town.
- Domestic animals are not permitted in the parks. Please observe the before you visit guidelines for dog and pets.
Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.
Each park in Central West Queensland has unique attributes. Idalia is managed to conserve the natural condition and protect the cultural resources and values of the park.
The national park is managed in accordance with the Idalia National Park Management Plan .
Tourism information links
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
6 Coronation Drive, Blackall
ph (07) 4621 6600
Blackall Visitor Information Centre
108A Shamrock Street, Blackall
ph (07) 4657 4637
Longreach Regional Council
96a Eagle Street, Longreach
ph (07) 4658 4111
Longreach Visitor Information Centre
99a Eagle Street, Longreach
ph (07) 4658 4141
For information on road conditions see Queensland Traffic.
Phone 13 19 40 for 24-hour road reports.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.