White Blow Conservation Park Townsville

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

Visiting White Blow safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Turn off the Flinders Highway at Mingela, 87 km south-west of Townsville. Travel south for 35km and turn left at the Ravenswood/Ayr road, approximately 5 km from the township of Ravenswood. From here, follow the signs to the park.

    During the wet season (December to April) access to the park may be unavailable, contact Department of Transport and Main Roads to enquire about local road conditions and the Bureau of Meteorology for updated weather reports.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    White Blow Conservation Park has no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

    Staying safe

    • Carry adequate drinking water.
    • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
    • Wear insect repellent, clothing and sturdy footwear to protect yourself from stings, scratches and bites.
    • Never feed or provoke wild animals.
    • Be observant for snakes all year round. Detour around snakes and never provoke them.

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

    In an emergency

    For all emergencies call Triple Zero (000).

    We highly recommend you visit the Triple Zero website before visiting the national park. You can also download the free emergencyplus app before you leave home, the GPS functionality can provide critical location details to emergency services.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit make sure you bring:

    • a first aid kit
    • fresh water, as water facilities are not provided
    • a sealable container for rubbish—bins are not provided
    • a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
    • a shovel to bury all toilet waste.

    Opening hours

    White Blow Conservation Park is open 24 hours a day (camping is not permitted). The park may be closed at times due to extreme weather or management operations, check park alerts for the latest information on national park access, closures and conditions.

    Permits and fees

    Special permits are required for commercial or organised events within the park.

    Pets

    Domestic animals are not permitted in White Blow Regional Park.

    Climate and weather

    Day time temperatures and humidity can be high at any time of the year and nights can be very cool. Please carry suitable clothing to accommodate all extremes. July to October is generally the driest period and the best time to visit. In the wet season (December to April) local flooding may close roads to the park. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and basic supplies are available at Ravenswood, 5km south-west of the park. For a complete range of supplies, travel 88km north-west of the park to Charters Towers. For more information see the tourism information links below.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.