Visiting Lark Quarry safely
Lark Quarry Conservation Park is part of the Diamantina catchment. To help you plan your outback adventure download the Central West Queensland visitor guide .
Lark Quarry is 110km south-west of Winton. It is possible to reach the park in a conventional vehicle, however a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended. Stop in Winton for directions and the latest road conditions. Allow two hours to travel the partly unsealed road to the park.
Even small amounts of rain can make roads impassable so always be prepared and have at least a week’s worth of extra supplies in case of stranding. Check Queensland Traffic or local council offices for current road conditions before your trip.
Entry to the park and its two walking tracks is free, but access to Lark Quarry’s dinosaur trackways is by guided tour only and a fee applies. For details on tours and bookings visit dinosaurtrackways.
The trackways building is wheelchair accessible.
This park is semi remote, and rangers may not be on park to help you. You must be self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies. It is vitally important that you read staying safe in Parks of Central West Queensland.
In an emergency
In an emergency, phone Triple Zero (000). Mobile phone coverage is poor in the park. Consider taking a satellite phone, personal locator beacon (PLB) or another form of communication.
We recommend you visit the Triple Zero website before visiting the national park. You can also download the free emergency+ app before you leave home, the GPS functionality can provide critical location details to emergency services.
Lark Quarry Conservation Park is some distance from Winton and you must be self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies.
Essentials to bring
Although not as remote as other Central West Queensland parks, unexpected rain and associated flooding can cut road access. We strongly suggest you take the following:
- Adequate water, food and emergency supplies. Carry at least seven litres of water per person per day and enough emergency food and water for at least seven days in case of stranding.
- Complete first-aid kit. Include sun and insect protection in your kit.
- UHF, satellite phone and/or a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).
- Extra fuel and vehicle repairs. Frequent low gear and four-wheel-drive travel will use fuel more quickly. You should also bring a vehicle repair kit, extra spare tyres, oil and engine coolant.
- Fuel stove. No fires are permitted in Lark Quarry Conservation Park.
Lark Quarry Conservation Park is open all year round. The park may be closed at times due to extreme weather or management operations, check park alerts for the latest information on national park access, closures and conditions.
See the getting there and getting around section above for information about dinosaur trackways tour times.
Permits and fees
Commercial photography permits may be required if you intend to sell any photographs taken of Queensland’s parks and forests. Organised event permits may be required for organised group activities that may interfere with general public use. Contact us for further information.
Domestic animals are not permitted in Lark Quarry Conservation Park.
Climate and weather
Visiting is recommended from April to September as summer temperatures reach over 40°C during the day, and summer rains often cause flooding. Rain can fall at any time of year and flooding can occur up to two weeks after rain elsewhere in the catchment, resulting in unexpected creek rises and road closures.
- Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fuel and supplies
The nearest fuel and supplies are in Winton, 110km away.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.