Main Range National Park - QLD

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Position

DEG: -28.133499 152.437927
DMS: 28º 08' 0.6" S 152º 26' 16.54" E
UTM: 56 J 6887881mN 444803mE
Altitude: 908.89m
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Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

93.42kms SouthWest of Brisbane
645.86kms North of Sydney

Address & Contact

Main Range National Park
Queensland
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Information

Cunningham's Gap section
Main Range National Park is 116km south-west of Brisbane and 50km east of Warwick. The Cunningham Highway crosses the park at Cunningham's Gap. The eastern approach to Spicer's Gap is suitable for conventional vehicles and is reached via Lake Moogerah Road, which leaves the Cunningham Highway 5km west of Aratula, then Spicer's Gap Road. Spicer's Gap Road ends at Governor's Chair carpark. The western approach towards Spicer's Gap is suitable only for high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles and should be avoided in wet weather. The road leaves the southern side of the Cunningham Highway 1.5km west of the Main Range National Park office. The road ends at the Mount Mathieson carpark. Gates must be left as found. Vehicles are to remain on the Spicer's Gap Road at all times. Rugged mountain ranges, spectacular lookouts and rare wildlife feature in this prestigious World Heritage-listed park. Main Range National Park covers 29,730ha. A mosaic of vegetation types occurs in the park. Rainforests grow in moist or sheltered locations, with open eucalypt forest occurring on the drier ridges and valleys. Montane heath vegetation grows on the cliffs and rocky outcrops.These diverse habitats shelter much wildlife including the seldom seen Albert's lyrebird, the eastern bristlebird and the black-breasted button-quail. Populations of these birds and other wildlife have been threatened by land clearing and fire. A restricted plant species, the giant spear lily Doryanthes palmeri,also occurs in the park. Careful management is essential for the continued survival of the park's habitats and the wildlife that lives in them.
Spicer's Gap campground
This small campground is set in a clearing on the eastern side of the Gap. Composting toilets and picnic tables are provided. Boil or chemically treat all tap water before drinking. Fuel stoves are required for cooking, as barbecues are not provided in the campground. No bins are provided; visitors are asked to take their rubbish with them.
Goomburra section campgrounds
Poplar Flat and Manna Gum camping areas are two open, grassy camping areas that hug Dalrymple Creek. Each has composting toilets, tap water and barbecues. Boil or chemically treat all tap water before drinking. Please supply your own firewood for barbecues or use a fuel stove. Firewood must not be collected from the park or roadside — fines apply. No bins are provided; visitors are asked to take their rubbish with them.
Further information and booking centres:
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Main Range Management Unit
9105 Cunningham Highway
Cunninghams Gap QLD 4370
Phone: (07) 4666 1133





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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Warwick
Distance from Main Range National Park 34.04km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C30.029.327.624.921.118.417.919.923.525.727.529.1
Mean Min. °C17.017.014.911.46.74.82.93.27.110.413.715.9
Mean Rain mm88.067.560.333.240.336.526.523.936.175.789.9105.8

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