White Blow Conservation Park Townsville

'White Blow' is a unique quartz rock outcrop. Photo credit: Queensland Government

About White Blow

    Park features

    The park, covering almost 2ha, was gazetted in 1974 to conserve its unique quartz outcrop. The White Blow is the largest of several irregular masses of quartz (silicon dioxide) in the area. Standing 15m high with a diameter of 45m, it is an outstanding and unusual geological formation.

    Looking after the park

    Parks and forests protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Please help to look after this park by following these guidelines.

    • Remember plants and animals are protected.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave.
    • Toilets are not provided. Bury human waste and toilet paper at least 15cm deep and 100m from the car park to guard against pollution and the spread of disease.
    • If boiling the billy, use a fuel stove—fires are not permitted.
    • Do not bring firearms or other weapons into the park.
    • Vehicles are not allowed beyond the car park.

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

    Park management

    White Blow Conservation Park was gazetted in 1974. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the protected area to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values.

    A management plan for White Blow Conservation Park (PDF, 880.6KB) has been prepared and implemented.

    Tourism information links

    Charters Towers Visitor Information Centre
    www.visitcharterstowers.com.au
    74 Mosman Street, Charters Towers QLD 4820
    phone (07) 4761 5533
    email tourinfo@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.