Blackdown Tableland National Park

via Blackwater
S 23’44.906, E 149’06.561

At the north-eastern edge of the Central Queensland sandstone belt, the spectacular gorges of Blackdown Tableland National Park rise boldly above the plains. This magnificent site is the northern apex of a great downward buckle in the rocks. The steep escarpments offer a dramatic sight and protect a beautiful National Park adorned with waterfalls and aboriginal rock art.

Blackdown Tableland National Park protects a sandstone plateau rising abruptly above Central Queensland’s flat plains. Bordered by high rugged cliffs, this is the traditional home of the Ghungalu people. Rock art across the park reminds us of their connection with this country. Dissected by deep gorges, the park offers spectacular lookouts and scenic waterfalls.

Unique plant communities thrive in the cooler, elevated climate. Several short tracks take in creeks, lookouts and interesting relics from the past. Go spotlighting at night or relax in the peaceful Munall campground. Enjoy the views from Horseshoe lookout. In a four wheel drive, explore the 19 kilometre loop road.

For more information
For more information about Blackdown Tableland National Park visit Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (Phone: 1300 130 372).

Heading West
Stop at Blackwater, the Coal Capital of Queensland and home to the International Coal Centre. Enter the Central Highlands and see Emerald’s fossilised tree trunk estimated to be 250 million years old, and then carry on to the Sapphire Gemfields.Your next geo-stop, heading west:
Blackwater International Coal Centre
Heading East
Fossick for 120 million year old thundereggs or ‘volcanic birthstones’ at Mt Hay. Take a short detour to Mount Morgan, once Australia’s greatest gold mining town.Your next geo-stop, heading east:
Mount Hay Thunder Eggs