Nuga Nuga National Park Capricorn

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Visiting Nuga Nuga safely

    Star trails over Lake Nuga Nuga.

    Star trails over Lake Nuga Nuga.

    Photo credit: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

    Getting there and getting around

    From Roma on the Warrego Highway, turn onto Carnarvon Developmental Road and travel north 89km to Injune. Continue north 37km from Injune, then turn right onto Arcadia Valley Access Road. Travel 83km on gravel road (some sections sealed) to the Lake Nuga Nuga Road turnoff.

    From Rolleston, travel south-east on the Dawson Highway for 28km and turn right at Arcadia Valley Access Road. Travel 58km on gravel and turn right at the Lake Nuga Nuga turnoff.

    Neither route is suited to wet weather travel. The last 7km into the national park requires caution in wet weather. 4WD vehicles recommended.


    Staying safe

    Be aware of potential dangers and take care of yourself while exploring Nuga Nuga National Park. By following a few simple steps you can make your visit a safe and enjoyable one.

    • Plan your trip carefully—this is essential.
    • Roads may become impassable during and after rain, so ensure you take extra supplies.
    • Be prepared, even on short walks. Judge your ability and park conditions carefully before setting out. Do not expect to be warned of every possible danger.
    • Stay with children at all times.
    • Carry adequate drinking water. Treat water collected from all sources.
    • Protect yourself from the sun and insect bites. Wear sunscreen, at hat, sunglasses and a long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
    • Wear sturdy footwear.
    • Carry a first-aid kit and know how to use it.
    • When planning remote bushwalking leave a copy of your bushwalking plans with a friend, relative or other reliable adult. This person has the responsibility of contacting police if you are overdue. Your plan should include:
      • your name, address, number of people in you party, ages and any medical conditions;
      • vehicle registration, make, model, colour and parking location; and
      • the route you are taking, and expected times of departure and return.
    • Walk with one or more friends. At least one member of each party should be a competent map-reader and bushwalker.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals—human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive. Keep your food securely packed away when your campsite is not attended.
    • Detour around snakes. Never provoke them.

    The nearest hospital to Nuga Nuga National Park is at Injune, 130km south-west of the park.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    Visitors must be self-sufficient as there are no facilities provided at Nuga Nuga National Park. Be prepared and use sound judgement while visiting and walking in this remote park.

    • Wear sturdy shoes, a hat, protective clothing and sunscreen.
    • Carry adequate supplies of food, water, fuel, vehicle spares and medical supplies.
    • Prepare for an extra four or five days in case you become stranded due to wet weather.
    • Bring warm clothing and camping gear as winter nights can be cool.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Please bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave.
    • Bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.
    • Bring your camera and binoculars for viewing wildlife.

    Opening hours

    Nuga Nuga National Park is open 24 hours a day.

    Permits and fees

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.


    Domestic animals are not permitted in Nuga Nuga National Park.

    Climate and weather

    Temperatures in this region vary widely. Summer days can exceed 35°C. In winter, heavy frosts can be experienced as temperatures sometimes fall below freezing. Rain mostly falls between December and March however storms can occur throughout the year.

    Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    The nearest fuel and supplies to Nuga Nuga National Park is at Rolleston, 75km north-west of the park or Injune, 130km south-west of the park.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.