Idalia National Park

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Idalia
IUCN category II (national park)
Location South West Queensland, Australia
Nearest city Blackall
Coordinates 24°57′31″S 144°41′50″E / 24.95861°S 144.69722°E / -24.95861; 144.69722Coordinates: 24°57′31″S 144°41′50″E / 24.95861°S 144.69722°E / -24.95861; 144.69722
Established 1990
Governing body Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/idalia/index.html

Idalia is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 893 km west of Brisbane. Idalia National Park is located near the town of Blackall in the Queensland outback. The park protects 144,000 hectares of mulga lands with conservation value.[1] Idalia National Park was opened in 1990 by Prince Phillip.[1]

The national park is home to many distinctly Australian species of flora and fauna, including wallaroos, red and grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies, black-striped wallabies, yellow-footed rock-wallabies and endangered bridled nailtail wallabies. Contained within the park are a number of Aboriginal heritage sites, including artefact scatters, stone arrangements and camp sites. Also found in the park are the ruins of two historic homesteads; Idalia and Collabara.[1]

Facilities[edit]

There is no accommodation available onsite however camping is allowed at designated sites.

Access[edit]

Access to the park is only available via four-wheel drive. In times of heavy rainfall access into and out of the park is not possible.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2002). Heritage Trails of the Queensland Outback. State of Queensland. pp. 162–163. ISBN 0-7345-1040-3.