Diamantina National Park, covering some 507,000 ha of open plains
in the far west Queensland channel country, has the Diamantina
River and its tributaries flow through this country, providing a
welcome break in across the flat plains that surround
you wherever you go.
The country, is home to many rare and threatened species,
and supports a
surprising variety of wildlife, including a colony of the
rare and endangered Bilby. Many birds call the park home
especially during the wet season although you might like to
visit at this time access to the park during the wet is
almost impossible. There are no sealed roads out here and
only suitable for 4WD.
The landscape of the park varies in
the east, as it sweeps down from sandstone ranges, down to the Diamantina floodplains, then across the Mitchell
grasslands to dune country in the far west. The park is rich
in Aboriginal heritage.