Salvator Rosa section - Carnarvon National Park - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -24.80477 147.203598
DMS: 24º 48' 17.17" S 147º 12' 12.95" E
UTM: 55 J 7256654mN 520577mE
Altitude: 426m


Address & Contact

Tambo Information Centre Arthur Street Tambo Qld 4478
Phone: (07) 4654 6408
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


From Springsure, head 144 km west along the Dawson Developmental Road to the park turnoff at 24 27 38.1 S 147 09 50.8 E. A small green NP sign points left and there is a picnic table and monument to Major Mitchell 100 m along.
From Tambo there are 2 routes To take route one, head 42 km north on the Dawson Developmental Road then turn east towards Springsure and drive 102 km to the same Salvator Rosa turnoff as above. At the turnoff, drive southeast for 50 km via 'Cungelella' to the park boundary and a further 4 km to the camping area.
Route two is for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. Drive 8 km south of Tambo, on the Landsborough Highway, turn east onto Mt Playfair Road ('Wilderness Way'). The first 15 km is single lane tar. Then it is gravelly and corrugated in places. It passes through the Goodcliffe section of the NP with some nice sandstone rock formations. After 75 km turn south and travel 30 km via 'Cungelella', to the park boundary. The access roads become impassable after rain. Please respect the rights of property owners and leave all gates as you find them. Watch for wildlife and livestock on roads.
Crystal clear springs add more than ten million litres of water a day to peaceful Louisa Creek and the Nogoa River as they meander beneath a backdrop of rocky sandstone crags and spires. Named by explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846, Salvator Rosa is at the western edge of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. The coarse-grained sandstones of Salvator Rosa are very crumbly. Erosion of the sandstone has left behind many interesting features that dominate the skyline, including Spyglass Peak and the Sentinel.
Wildflowers add colour to the landscape in spring. Large white flannel flowers and cream sprays of narrow-leaved logania contrasts with the pink flowers hanging from the shrubby Homoranthus. Of the more than 300 plant species recorded in the park, at least ten are considered rare or threatened.
Camping and accommodation
A bush camping area is situated on the broad sand bank of the Nogoa River, 2.4 km from the park entrance.
Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.
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Closest Weather Station

Tambo at 11/09:00am EST
Distance from Salvator Rosa section - Carnarvon National Park 95.9km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Tambo Post Office
Distance from Salvator Rosa section - Carnarvon National Park 95.9km W
Mean Max. °C34.933.832.429.124.921.621.223.527.430.933.234.8
Mean Min. °C20.419.917.512.
Mean Rain mm81.077.558.236.934.428.427.118.721.334.647.070.1

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