Lake Bindegolly National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Adam Creed © Qld Govt

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted in the national park. However, nearby camping is permitted on the southern side of the Bulloo Development Road (Adventure Way), but there are no facilities.

    Other accommodation

    Holiday accommodation is available at nearby Thargomindah. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Drive to the park entrance and read about the park’s wildlife and history at the display in the picnic shelter. Have a picnic or walk to the lake. Take your binoculars and go birdwatching. See wildflowers in spring.

    Walking

    Rest spot and sign on Lake Bindegolly circuit walk. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    Rest spot and sign on Lake Bindegolly circuit walk. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    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 walking trackGrade 4 track

    • May be extensively overgrown; hazards such as fallen trees, holes and rocks likely to be present.
    • Moderate level of fitness required.
    • Ankle-supporting footwear strongly recommended.

    Grade 4 walking trackLake Bindegolly Circuit—9.2km return (allow 3 hours)

    Explore around Lake Bindegolly, skirting the lake edge then returning via scrub-covered sandhills. Follow the markers and stay on the sandy track to protect the park’s fragile vegetation. Wear a hat and sunscreen and take water. Note: sections of the walking track may be covered by water when the lake is full.

    Viewing wildlife

    Huge numbers of waterbirds can be seen on the lakes. Image courtesy of Robert Ashdown

    Huge numbers of waterbirds can be seen on the lakes. Image courtesy of Robert Ashdown

    Extensive lakes and wetlands make Lake Bindegolly ideal for birdwatching. At times thousands of waterbirds flock to the lake to feed and breed. Birds commonly seen on the lake include pelicans, swans and a variety of waders. Wedge-tailed eagles, blue bonnets, pink cockatoos and mulga parrots are birds of the shrublands. Watch for reptiles and for red and grey kangaroos which come to drink at the lakes.

    Walk rather than drive near the lakes and you will see more birds and preserve fragile ecosystems. A bird viewing site is 4.5km from the car park. Early mornings are best for seeing and photographing arid zone wildlife. See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about Lake Bindegolly’s diverse wildlife.

    Fishing

    Fishing and boating are not permitted.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.