IDALIA NATIONAL PARK, QLD -
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The Idalia National Park is located in central Queensland ( about 100 km
south-west of Blackall) and covers 144,000 hectares. The park is a rugged wilderness.
The park, in the Gowan Ranges, covers the headwaters of Bulloo River and its tributaries. The watercourses are lined with river red gums.
Bush camping only. 4WD access. Campers need to be totally self-sufficient. Winter and spring are the best times to visit the park.
The park is home of yellow-footed rock wallabies. Western grey kangaroos, red kangaroos, wallaroos, and black striped wallabies are also found here.
The bridled nail tailed wallabies are an endangered species in Queensland. They are so-named due to the distinctive 'bridle' marking on its shoulders and a 'nail' at the end of their tails. This small wallaby was once common along the eastern coastal regions, but numbers have dropped to around 500 in two or three areas in Queensland. The wallaby was, in fact, believed to be extinct until its rediscovery in the mid-1970s. Sixty of these animals have been released in the park recently, following a successful captive breeding program. Some of the animals have been fitted with radio collars, to enable rangers to track them.
Australian National Parks
Australian National Parks - Queensland