Ka Ka Mundi is a remote section of the Carnarvon National Park
and is suited to people wanting to get away from it all. With more than 30km of sandstone
cliffs and escarpments, rocky outcrops there is plenty for the experience walker to enjoy.
Overlooking the campsite is cave-pocked sandstone
hills that are worth exploring, but remember that spirits live in these caves and will cause illness if you come into contact with them, according to Aboriginal legend.
Also close to the camp site is the Bunduncundoo Springs with their lush growths of mosses and ferns, the waters of these springs are cool, crystal clear and a good source of drinking water. The Aborigines also believed these waters had great healing powers and would immerse their children into them to cure bone problems.
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No permits are required for any section of Carnarvon
NP, but camping permits are required to camp anywhere in the park. Camping permits for Ka Ka Mundi can be obtained from Queensland
Parks and Wildlife Service or from the self-registration station located at the entrance. Camping fees average $4 per adult per night.
Things to See & Do
Wills Grave - QLD
Horatio Spencer Howe Wills (Horace Wills) was an Australian pastoralist and politician. In 1861, Horatio moved north to Queensland, at Cullin-La-Ringo in the Nogoa region near Rockhampton.
Approx 12km west of Springsure
is a turn north leading to ‘Wills Grave
’ approx.20km. Horace Wills was an Australian pastoralist and politician who, after moving to Queensland
was murdered, along with 18 others by Aborigines. His son, Thomas Wills was credited as one of the inventors of Australian rules football (he is the umpire in the statue outside the MCG).
You need to be totally self-sufficient. Take sufficient drinking water, food, fuel, and spare parts plus a reserve in case you get stuck.
Make sure someone responsible knows where you are going and knows your itinerary. There is no mobile phone coverage and it is quite possible to be the only one in the park, even on a weekend. A good first kit should be part of your camping equipment. The longest distances with no fuel is 130km to Springsure.
Before embarking, please consider reading our articles on communications, navigation and spare parts and tools
. Supplementary articles that can also be read include: first aid
, food & water
and camp cooking
Fuel Supplies & Usage
||Diesel||4cyl 35 litres
||ULP||4cyl 40 litres
||LPG||4cyl 50 litres|
|6cyl 38 litres||6cyl 45 litres||6cyl 44 litres|
|8cyl 38 litres||8cyl 41 litres|
Services & Supplies
The following locations have various services and supplies: Rolleston
Small supermarkets in Springsure
and Tambo have most of the food supplies you would need.
Camp Sites & Accommodation
Go exploring around the beautiful Bunduncundoo Springs, looking for the tiny fig birds and frogs.
Enjoy walking around the rocky outcrops and dry creek beds near the camping area.
Ka Ka Mundi was used as grazing land for over a century, with old cattle yards near the springs as evidence, before becoming a national park in 1974. The waters of the Bunbuncundoo Springs
, which are located near the camp site, were believed to have healing powers by the Aboriginal people of the area, they also believed harmful spirits lived in the caves around the Springs.