National Parks


QLD Outback - Camooweal Caves National Park

On the Barkly Tableland, dry open eucalypt woodland, turpentine wattle shrubland and extensive Mitchell grass plains cover Camooweal Caves National Park. The special beauty of this place lies underground. Here, water has percolated through 500 million years-old layers of soluble dolomite creating an extensive cave system unique in Queensland. Typical limestone cave formations are uncommon here due to the extreme temperatures and sudden flooding during the wet season.

Ghost bats, other insect-eating bats and owls roost in the caves. The ridge-tailed monitor which lives among the park’s rocky outcrops is associated with a Dreaming legend of the local Injilujji and Thethanu people


Camooweal Caves is 24km south of Camooweal. Take the Urandangi Road 8km south of Camooweal

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)