Alton National Park

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Alton National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Alton National Park is located in Queensland
Alton National Park
Alton National Park
Coordinates 27°59′23″S 149°18′48″E / 27.98972°S 149.31333°E / -27.98972; 149.31333Coordinates: 27°59′23″S 149°18′48″E / 27.98972°S 149.31333°E / -27.98972; 149.31333
Established 1973
Area 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Alton is a national park in the Balonne Shire local government area of South West Queensland, Australia.[1]

Geography[edit]

Alton National Park is 371 km west of Brisbane and 75 km east of St George, adjacent to Moonie Highway. It covers 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi) of land within the Brigalow Belt South bioregion. The park is divided by the Moonie Highway and surrounded by grazing properties.[2]

History[edit]

Alton National Park was declared in 1973.[2] The area was preserved because it contains vegetation of limited occurrence, interesting plant species and attractive wildflowers.[2] A total of four rare or threatened species have been identified within Alton.[3]

Amenities[edit]

Alton has tourist potential, although at the moment visitors must be self-reliant.[2] The park has no facilities for campers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alton National Park - Shire of Balonne (entry 39362)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Alton National Park Management Statement 2013" (PDF). Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Alton National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 1 January 2015.