Lochern has 20km of Thomson River frontage. The park protects 24,300ha of important habitat, with many lagoons and waterholes providing refuge for birds and other wildlife.
The people of Lochern also adapted to the cycles of wet and dry. First Nations people enjoyed the bounties on offer from seasonal transformations of the land. Pastoralists built dams with long wings and stone-pitched ends to catch extra rainwater, and set the hen-house and motor room high and dry.
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Everything in Lochern National Park is protected, including plants, animals and heritage sites and artefacts. Please appreciate, respect and help care for Lochern’s outstanding natural and cultural values by leaving things as you find them, and encouraging others to do the same.
Please read looking after parks in Central West Queensland.
Each park in Central West Queensland has unique attributes. They are managed to conserve their natural condition and protect their cultural resources and values.
The national park will be managed in accordance with the Lochern National Park Management Plan .
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- Eastern section of the Tourist Drive in Lochern National Park temporarily closed 23 June to 22 July 2022