Sundown National Park Southern Queensland Country

Sundown National Park is a rugged and remote wilderness on the Queensland–New South Wales border. Photo credit: Brett Roberts © Queensland Government

Frequently asked questions

Can I drive right through the park?

No, there is no gazetted road through the park, even though a track may be shown on some old maps. The best way to travel between the north-eastern and southern sections is via the Bruxner Highway to the south.

Is the 4WD track very difficult?

No. It is rough and rocky but only requires care and very slow speeds. Both good clearance and low range are recommended. Do not over-inflate tyres.

Do you have hot showers and flushing toilets?

Showers at The Broadwater campground have a donkey boiler to heat water.

All toilets in the park are pit toilets.

Do you have powered sites?

There are no powered sites and generators are not allowed. Privately owned caravan parks close by do have powered sites.Yes, to The Broadwater and Nundubbermere camping areas. Is there four-wheel driving in the park?

Is it two-wheel-drive access into the park?

No, not as a recreational activity. A 4WD vehicle is needed to reach some camping areas. Four-wheel driving is a high impact activity that causes erosion and is therefore restricted to the one access track.

Can we ride motor or push bikes on the firetrails?

Definitely not, only on the designated access roads. Motorbikes must be registered and ridden by licensed riders.

Are there ranger-guided activities?


Can we have a fire?

Fires are allowed only in the fireplaces provided.

Can we collect firewood in the park?

No, bring your own firewood. Milled timber is best as it reduces the risk of introducing diseases.

Can we get mobile reception in the park?

It is variable and not to be relied on.