Visiting White Blow safely
Getting there and getting around
Turn off the Flinders Highway at Mingela, 87km south-west of Townsville. Travel south for 35km and turn left at the Ravenswood/Ayr road, approximately 5km 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.
White Blow Conservation Park has no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
- Keep to designated roads and tracks, and drive with caution as road conditions can change quickly. Watch out for animals, they can appear on roads at any time of day though are generally more active at dusk and dawn.
- Stay with your vehicle if it breaks down. A vehicle is much easier to find than a person.
- Carry drinking water, whether driving or walking. Boil, filter or treat water from streams, rivers or waterholes before drinking.
- Never jump or dive into water. It may be shallow or hide submerged objects.
- Watch your step on escarpments. Edges can be unstable due to natural weathering, so stay away from the edge and take care where you walk. Heed all safety advice and warnings.
- Wear protective clothing. Put on a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear sturdy footwear, not thongs.
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times and be on the lookout for animals and insects that could scratch, sting or bite.
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 a national park or forest. Download the Triple Zero emergency app to help identify your location. Important: if there is no mobile coverage on any network, you will not be able to reach the Emergency Call Service via a mobile phone.
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.
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
Various activities in Queensland parks and forests require a permit. Activities include commercial tours, social events, organised group visits, school excursions, scientific research, professional photography and the sale of photographs or vision of the park. See Permits and fees for further information.
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.