Currawinya National Park - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves

Position

DEG: -28.79293072 144.48389073
DMS: 28º 47' 34.55" S 144º 29' 1.99" E
UTM: 55 J 6812357mN 254402mE
Altitude: 173.5m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

842.2kms NorthWest of Canberra - Driving 961 km (12 hours 14 mins)
851.11kms NorthWest of Sydney - Driving 998 km (13 hours 8 mins)

Address & Contact

Currawinya National Park
Queensland
Phone: 13 74 68
Email: N/A
Web: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/currawinya

Information

Currawinya National Park is part of the mulga lands bioregion. Most of the park lies within the Paroo Floodplain and includes two large bodies of water - Lake Numalla, freshwater, and Lake Wyara, a salt lake.

Gazetted as a National Park in 1992, it was previously pastoral land. In 1991, the Government of Queensland purchased two properties, Currawinya and Caiwarro Homestead. Relics of the pastoral occupation since the 1860s are scattered throughout the park. The park also contains many sites of cultural significance, which indicate a long period of Aboriginal occupation and use of the wetlands within the park.

An ambitious project to re-introduce the bilby is being conducted within the park, with a 25 square km bilby enclosure surrounded by a predator proof fence. The enclosure was opened in 2001.

Visitors can bush camp at a number of sites within the park. Sites are located at Ourimperee Waterhole behind the Woolshed or at several sites on the Paroo River near Caiwarro; namely Caiwaroo Waterhole bush camping area, Corni Paroo Waterhole bush camping area & Pump Hole bush camping area. Camping permits are required and fees apply. See website for latest fees. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Fishing, canoeing and swimming are popular recreational activities in the park and of course birdwatching.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Wanaaring at 21/09:00am EDT
Distance from Currawinya National Park 106.22km S
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
20.2°C19.6°C49%9.1°ChPa0.0mmSSW2km/hr
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Closest Climatic Station

Wanaaring Post Office
Distance from Currawinya National Park 106.22km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C36.935.132.327.922.619.118.621.325.529.232.534.8
Mean Min. °C21.921.017.512.88.45.44.25.39.113.116.919.7
Mean Rain mm35.034.727.015.623.819.517.814.814.421.025.529.0

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