Expedition National Park - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -24.975317 148.855438
DMS: 24º 58' 31.14" S 148º 51' 19.58" E
UTM: 55 J 7236505mN 687290mE
Altitude: 567.47m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

499.93kms NorthWest of Brisbane

Address & Contact

Expedition National Park
Queensland
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Expedition National Park has three sections. Access to Robinson Gorge section is via Taroom or Bauhinia Downs, while access to the Lonesome and Beilba sections are via Injune.
It is a 5-6 hour drive between Robinson Gorge section and Lonesome and Beilba sections. There are no roads directly connecting Robinson Gorge section with Lonesome and Beilba sections. Between November and February, wet weather may cause some roads to become unsafe or inaccessible.

Robinson Gorge is 89 km or two hours north-west of Taroom along a gravel road. The last 16 km is suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles only, eventually arriving at the Starkvale camping area. Alternative access is via the Leichhardt Highway and the Bauhinia Downs road. For more definitive driving instructions and more information about the park go to the DERM website: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/expedition/about.html

Roads to the Robinson Gorge section are impassable in wet weather. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology, or listen to ABC radio on AM747 for the weather forecast for the "Central Highlands and Coalfields" district. If rain is forecast, leave the park before the rain starts or remain in the park after rain until the roads dry out.

Lonesome section
Access from Injune, is via the Carnarvon Developmental Road and the Arcadia Valley Access Road Again, use the DERM website for details. Roads leading to this section are suitable for all vehicle types.

Beilba section
Access from Injune, use the Carnarvon Developmental Road, Fairview Road and Beilba Road to the park (30 km gravel road). High clearance vehicles required.

Walking tracks are provided in Robinson Gorge section of Expedition National Park. There are no walking tracks at Lonesome or Beilba sections. Tracks are ‘graded’ to assist walkers:
Robinson Gorge lookout— Class 3: Gorge access track— Class 4: Shepherds Peak circuit— Class 4 & 5

The Lonesome section of Expedition National Park has parking, picnic tables, wood barbecues and fire rings. There are no toilets or drinking water in this section.
Robinson Gorge and Beilba sections have grassed areas surrounding the campsites that are suitable for picnicking. Pit toilets are provided at Robinson Gorge. There are no facilities at Beilba section. Permits are required to camp anywhere in the park and fees apply.

The EO website has excellent Trek Notes for Expedition NP; see:
http://www.exploroz.com/TrekNotes/OutbackQLD/Expedition_National_Park.aspx
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Rolleston Airport at 21/01:30pm EST
Distance from Expedition National Park 61.58km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
33.7°C34.4°C43%19.7°C1009.5hPa0.0mmNNE15km/hr
8knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Rolleston
Distance from Expedition National Park 61.57km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C34.833.732.829.726.123.022.924.828.531.733.034.3
Mean Min. °C21.020.818.414.810.67.15.66.810.615.017.719.8
Mean Rain mm93.294.061.341.135.436.228.923.226.746.063.888.4

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