Lark Quarry Conservation Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

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Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted at Lark Quarry Conservation Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a variety of accommodation available in and around Winton. See tourism information links for more information.


    It is not just the trackways that will amaze you! Explore the spinifex-dominated jump-up country along two walking tracks through this 400ha park.

    Spinifex circuit—500m (allow 30 minutes)

    Grade 3

    Explore jump-up country via the Spinifex circuit. The walk starts from the trackways building and returns to the car park. A lookout over the surrounding countryside offers excellent views of the Mitchell grass downs to the east and the channel country in the west. The track is steep in places and care must be taken at the lookout’s edges.

    Jump Up loop—3.5km (allow 90 minutes)

    Grade 4

    Branching off the Spinifex Circuit, the Jump Up loop is an unformed cross-country track with subtle track markers showing the way. The loop skirts several gullies, climbs along the western escarpment, then re-joins the Spinifex Circuit before returning to the car park. Look out for wallaroos snoozing under the cliffs and lizards basking (and maybe a snake!) in sunny spots. Experience spectacular views from the top of the jump-ups across the rugged landscape. Only well-prepared, experienced walkers should attempt this track.

    Remember! When walking, wear sun protection and sturdy shoes, carry plenty of water, and follow the walk with care guidelines.

    Picnic area

    Take a mini break from your outback adventure at the parks picnic area, a toilet and a sheltered picnic table is provided.

    Watching wildlife

    Keep an eye out, you may see a number of animals in the park during the day. Commonly seen birds include spinifex pigeons, painted finches, crimson chats, singing honeyeaters, spinifex birds and little woodswallows.

    You may also see ring-tailed dragons sunning themselves on nearby rocks. Wallaroos are also quite common.

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