Minerva Hills National Park Capricorn

Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Things to do

    Image of the view from Fred's Gorge lookout.

    View from Fred's Gorge lookout.

    Photo credit: John Augusteyn © Queensland Government

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted in Minerva Hills National Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around the nearby township of Springsure. For more information, see the tourism information links.


    When walking, wear insect repellent, a hat and sunscreen, and carry drinking water.

    Skyline Lookout—1.6km return (40–55 minutes) Grade: Easy
    From the car park a fairly level track leads to two viewing platforms that look south to Virgin Rock on Mount Zamia and the Springsure township, and north to the rich farming country beyond Eclipse Gap.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding countryside from lookouts in Minerva Hills National Park.

    Fred’s Gorge Lookout

    Follow Dendle Drive up Mount Zamia to Fred’s Gorge day-use area. Have a bush picnic with a view from the top of the mountain. This site offers shelter sheds, toilets and drinking water.

    Eclipse Gap Lookout

    At the end of Dendle Drive, a short walk from the Eclipse Gap car park leads to a look out. This takes in Dillies Knob, a remnant basalt column from the region’s volcanic past, and vast tracts of farming lands.

    Springsure Lookout

    Take the first right off Dendle Drive down a dirt track to reach Springsure Lookout, just a short stroll from the car park. Enjoy the scenery of the south-eastern section of Springsure township. This track is recommended for four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

    Norwood Creek Picnic Area

    Pack a picnic and drive to Norwood Creek Picnic Area, take the first left off Dendle Drive, and see if you can spy the elusive koalas. This track is recommended for four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

    Viewing wildlife

    Minerva Hills is home to many unusual species of wildlife including eastern pebble-mound mice and fawn-footed melomys. Go wildlife watching during the day with your camera and binoculars to see grazing kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies. You may even spot a koala. Go spotlighting at night to see sugar gliders and greater gliders.

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