Nuga Nuga National Park Capricorn

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

About Nuga Nuga

    Park features

    Nuga Nuga National park preserves remnants of endangered bonewood Macropteranthes leichhardtii scrub and the vulnerable ooline Cadellia pentastylis, which are significant values of the Southern Brigalow Belt.

    Lake Nuga Nuga is the largest natural water body within the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt and provides valuable habitat for water birds in an otherwise arid sandstone landscape. Water lillies on the lake flower at certain times of the year and the lake is dappled with colour providing visitors with photographic opportunities. The lake completely dries up at certain times.

    Looking after the park

    Parks and forests protect wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Help keep these places special by following these guidelines.

    • Preferably use a fuel stove. Open fires are allowed in fire rings (only). Bring your own clean-milled firewood. Please observe any fire bans.
    • Leave domestic animals at home. Pets disturb native wildlife and other campers.
    • Leave all plants and animals undisturbed.
    • Ensure all faecal matter and toilet paper are properly buried (15cm deep) well away from tracks, campsites, watercourses and drainage channels (at least 100m away). Take disposable nappies and sanitary products out of the park and dispose of appropriately.
    • When washing cooking equipment, always wash at least 100m from streams and lakes. Waterways should be kept free of all pollutants including soap, detergents, sunscreens and food scraps.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave. This includes cigarette butts, which do not decompose.
    • Do not bring firearms or other weapons into the park.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages Nuga Nuga National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    Tourism information links

    Injune Visitor Information Centre
    Hutton Street, Injune Qld 4454
    ph (07) 4626 0503
    fax (07) 4626 0591

    Roma Visitor Information Centre
    2 Riggers Road, Roma Qld 4455
    ph (07) 4622 8676
    fax (07) 4622 8687

    Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre Emerald
    3 Clemont Street, Emerald Qld 4720
    ph (07) 4982 4142

    For information on road conditions contact:

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.