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About Rungulla National Park
Rungulla National Park boasts a wide range of sandstone formations, including outcrops of large sculpted caves and pagoda-like sandstone features. In the drier months, the sandy bed of the wide Gilbert River can be used as a walking path to explore the park. The tracks of wildlife can be seen in the sand and overhanging riparian trees provide welcome shade. The Gilbert River, and its spring-fed ecosystems and permanent waterholes provide many opportunities for observing wildlife.
- Do not enter private property without the owner’s permission and leave gates as you found them.
- No dirt bikes or quad bikes are permitted for use within the park.
- Everything in the park is protected; leave everything as you found it.
- Respect cultural sites.
- Leave pets at home; domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.
- Take rubbish home as bins are not provided.
- Use the toilet facilities where provided, and do not place any rubbish in the toilets.
- Where toilets are not provided, bury human waste and toilet paper at least 20cm deep and 50m from water bodies and camp sites to guard against pollution and the spread of disease.
- Protect creeks and lakes. Do not allow your waste or any chemicals or detergents to enter the watercourse.
- Limit the spread of weeds by ensuring clothes, shoes, gear and vehicles are clean and free of seeds before arriving at the park and reserve. Remove, wrap and place seeds in your rubbish.
- Drive on formed roads as shown on the map . Driving off-road damages the environment.
- Avoid driving on unsealed roads during and after heavy rains.
- The use of firearms is not permitted in national parks.
- Fossicking is not permitted in the national park.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the protected area to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
- Upcoming wet season closure: Rungulla National Park 1 November 2020 to 31 March 2021