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Lake Murphy Conservation Park

Nestled beneath the low Murphy’s Range in the central highlands, Lake Murphy remains largely unchanged from the days when Europeans first passed this way. This perched lake is a seasonal refuge for waterbirds and only fills when nearby Robinson Creek overflows. It has been dry five times in the past two centuries. The shaded, grassy […]

Expedition National Park

Rugged gorges with towering sandstone cliffs, spectacular views of the Carnarvon ranges, and colourful wildflowers in late winter and spring, are highlights of this rugged outback park, which includes Robinson Gorge, Lonesome and Beilba sections. Expedition National Park is part of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. Most of the park is covered by dry eucalypt […]

Gilberts Lookout, Taroom

This pleasant lookout is located less than a kilometre from the town of Taroom. Enjoy a picnic lunch in an undercover area overlooking the Dawson River, the town of Taroom and the surrounding countryside. Gilbert’s lookout was built in honour of the late John Gilbert (1812-1845 – just 33 years old!). Gilbert’s profession was an […]

Camp at Chain Lagoons, Taroom

Chain Lagoons is a free camping area not far from Taroom. Located off the Leichhardt Way on Chain Lagoons Road, the camping area is very basic, level ground, dirt underfoot with limited spaces available. The campground has 10 unpowered free sites. Mostly shady spots available and if your lucky enough to be there after some […]

Isla Gorge National Park 4WD

A 200km 4WD track that encompasses series of natural lakes near Theodore.