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Outback - Diamantina National Park
Vast open plains stretching towards the horizon are broken only by the coolibah-lined channels of meandering rivers and creeks in Diamantina National Park. This large, remote park in Queensland’s Channel Country features sand dunes, claypans, ragged red-capped ranges, and the broad floodplains and braided channels of the Diamantina River, one of the state’s longest rivers.
Beyond the river flats are vast gibber plains and Mitchell grasslands. Trees at the western limit of their range include mountain yapunyah, Normanton box and red mallee. Myall Eremophila tetraptera, a native fuschia which grows in the park, is considered vulnerable to extinction.
Diamantina National Park is home to many rare and threatened species such as the greater bilby, kowari, dusky hopping-mouse, kultarr, plains wanderer, peregrine falcon and two rare skinks
Head south from Winton or Boulia or north from Windorah and Bedourie. Access is suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles only and roads may become impassable or flooded after rain.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)