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Diamantina National Park Diamantina National Park was formerly a pastoral holding and became a national park in 1992. It sweeps across highly weathered sandstone ranges in the east, down to the floodplains of the Diamantina River and its tributaries, then across Mitchell grass plains to dunefields reminiscent of deserts further west. This 507,000ha park is home to many rare and threatened species. Lake Constance and Hunters Gorge are important wetlands and support breeding populations of many resident and migratory birds.

Things to do Diamantina National Park’s rich colours will delight photographers. Canoe, birdwatch or take the scenic drive (pick up the drive guide brochure in the park). Remember to carry plenty of extra fuel for driving throughout the park. Learn of the lives of traditional owners before settlement and consider how things changed. Visit pastoral relics like the Mayne Hotel remains and the station homestead. Walking: Warracoota Ruins - 400m return. Driving: The Warracoota Circuit Drive is around 150km. Fishing: Fishing in the waterholes is

permitted and you can catch yellow-belly and Welsh’s grunter in Mundewerra Waterhole. Size and bag limits apply. See Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries for more information. Wildlife: Diamantina’s wildlife is highly diverse for arid Queensland, and animals found here include a number of rare and threatened species. Diamantina National Park can be reached by heading south from Winton or Boulia, north from Windorah or east from Bedourie. Obtain a Sunmap or RACQ map for details. Four-wheel-drive is recommended and wheel ruts can be deep, so a vehicle with high clearance will offer the best ride. Remember to take extra fuel as the closest supplies are at Boulia (183km), Winton (306km) or Windorah (350km). Remember to carry extra fuel for driving within the park. Many outback roads are unsealed and impassable when wet. Even small amounts of rain can make roads impassable so always be prepared and have at least a week’s worth of extra supplies in case of stranding. Check with QPWS Longreach, the RACQ or local council offices for current road conditions before your trip.

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