Astrebla Downs National Park - QLD

National Parks,Reserves 

Position

DEG: -23.997093 140.451904
DMS: 23º 59' 49.54" S 140º 27' 6.86" E
UTM: 54 K 7345987mN 444251mE
Altitude: 139.64m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

997kms SouthWest of Daintree

Address & Contact

Astrebla Downs National Park
Queensland
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Information

Astrebla Downs National Park is approx 1298 km west of Brisbane. Astrebla Downs was known simply as the Store Paddock when it was part of the AMP's sprawling Davenport Downs cattle property. The insurance giant handed it over in 1995 to the Government - which wanted to protect the bilbies in a national park. The park is home to about 350 bilbies, one-third of Queensland's surviving population.

The park received an award in March 2007 by the WWF for being among the top 10 reserves of the decade. Recognition was given for the successful efforts to protect the native bilby.

Astrebla's harshness may be the bilby's saving grace. The plains are so desolate that neither foxes nor rabbits have penetrated them to any extent. Cats do thrive in the park, however, and require constant vigilance. National parks staff shoot them on sight.

The park is home to a number of different animals, not just the bilby, and includes the Collared whipsnake.

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Closest Weather Station

Birdsville at 19/11:30am EST
Distance from Astrebla Downs National Park 238.71km SW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
22.6°C17.6°C16%-4.5°C1016.3hPa0.0mmNNE13km/hr
7knots
17km/hr
9knots

Closest Climatic Station

Bedourie Police Station
Distance from Astrebla Downs National Park 107.25km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C39.038.135.332.026.422.622.925.930.533.936.538.3
Mean Min. °C24.824.221.517.311.58.07.69.213.517.120.723.1
Mean Rain mm32.835.127.29.711.79.511.26.97.914.116.916.9

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