Lark Quarry Conservation Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    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.

    Walking

    Apart from viewing the trackways, you can have a picnic and explore the spinifex-dominated jump-up country along a short walking track through this 400ha park.

    When walking, wear sun protection and sturdy shoes, carry plenty of water, and follow other safety advice.

    Spinifex Circuit—500m (allow 30 minutes) Grade: easy-moderate

    Explore jump-up country via this circuit, which starts at the trackways shelter 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: difficult

    Branching off the Spinifex Circuit, this unformed cross-country track has subtle track markers showing the way. It skirts several gullies, climbs along the western escarpment, then rejoins the Spinifex Circuit before returning to the car park. Look out for wallaroos snoozing under the cliffs and lizards basking. Experience spectacular views from the top of the jump-ups across the rugged landscape. Only well-prepared, experienced walkers should attempt this track.

    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, spinifexbirds and little woodswallows.

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

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