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Surrounded by semi arid landscapes and rocky ranges this inland area of Queensland near the NSW-QLD border is one of Australia's most important inland bird breeding habitats. With two large lakes and a myriad of water holes and flood channels from the Paroo river the area is also home to many native mammals and has a long cultural association with Australia's original inhabitants the Aboriginals.

A large park covering some 151,000 ha, Currawinya National Park is a recent park acquisition being declared a national park in 1991. Before that the area was a large pastoral property. Lake Numalla (freshwater) and Lake Wyara (saline) are separated only by a few sand dunes however they are vastly different in the types of water birds they attract.

The grazing property homestead 'Caiwarro' is a fascinating relic to heritage enthusiasts because of the many old buildings and machinery on site here. Please do not remove items from this location. Aboriginal artefacts can be found throughout the park many locations where they are found are of significant cultural importance again please leave these sites as you find them.

Camping is permitted in several locations however facilities are almost non existent, you will need to bring in your own water and supplies. Canoeing and kayaking are permitted on Lake Numalla, motorised craft are banned from all waterways in the park to preserve the fragile habitats of the bird and animal species that live here.

Fishing is permitted but only with bait found within the parks or nearby areas. Some of the bird species that can be found here include Royal Spoonbills, Straw Necked Ibis, Great Egrets, pelicans, herons, cormorants, pluvers, and brolga's can all be found here. Many species of cockatoo and dry land birds also make the park home all these birds make for a great bird watching park especially during the wet seasons.

Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre QPWS Ranger in Charge - Currawinya National Park
CUNNAMULLA QLD 4490
Ph: 07 4655 400

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service - Ranger in Charge
Park Street
CHARLEVILLE QLD 4470
Ph: 07 4654 1255

Web: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/currawinya/index.html

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service

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