Diamantina National Park - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -23.564229 140.936669
DMS: 23º 33' 51.22" S 140º 56' 12.03" E
UTM: 54 K 7394017mN 493537mE
Altitude: 116.1m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

930.47kms SouthWest of Daintree

Address & Contact

Diamantina National Park
Queensland
Phone: 137468
Email: N/A
Web: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/diamantina

Information

Diamantina National Park is of great importance to the Maiawali people, generations of families have been connected to this desert landscape for thousands of years. Remnants of settler history include the remains of Mayne Hotel, which closed in 1951 (located just near the eastern park boundary), stone hut ruins near Warracoota Waterhole and cemeteries. The 20 registered graves recorded in the park date from 1884 to 1944.

The park's large permanent waterholes attract many animals and are particularly good for birdwatching at dawn and dusk.

The floodplains, braided channels and waterholes of the Diamantina River and its tributaries are lined with coolabahs, river red gums, lignum, blue bushes and grasses. Beyond the river flats are vast gibber plains and deep, cracking clay soils supporting grasslands dominated by Mitchell grass.

In the south-west, sandhills and claypans are dominated by cane grass communities, while stark limestone ranges in the park's centre support shrubland and grassland communities that are rare in the region.

Explore pastoral relics and learn about the landscapes of the Channel Country on the Warracoota circuit and Janets Leap lookout drive.

Camping is permitted at Hunters Gorge and Gum Hole camping areas. A pit toilet and e-permit camping display are the only facilities provided. Camping permits are required and fees apply.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Bedourie at 14/09:00am EST
Distance from Diamantina National Park 173.06km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
14.6°C14.4°C69%9.1°C1019.3hPa0.0mmCALM0km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Boulia Airport
Distance from Diamantina National Park 127.97km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.537.435.431.426.723.322.925.830.234.236.938.6
Mean Min. °C24.524.021.817.112.58.97.79.513.617.921.323.5
Mean Rain mm48.150.336.713.712.910.29.76.27.514.721.531.3

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