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Great Basalt Wall National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities
This park protecting some 35200 ha is home to the Kudjala Aboriginal people and is one of the most inaccessible parks of western Queensland.

Named after a massive basalt flow that occurred some 13000 years ago called the Toomba basalt flow. A basalt flow occurs when highly fluidic lava bursts through a fracture in the earths crust and flows across the landscape. The Toomba flow extends for some 120 km and can be as wide as 8 km. It is not accessible to the public.

The park is a haven for many birds and animals, a large colony of flying foxes inhabit the park and sweep out from their roosts each night to forage for fruit and nectar giving trees. The park is divided into two sections the Red Falls section in the east covering some 5000ha can be visited by day trippers. The larger western section (volcano section) is rugged and mostly inaccessible to visitors. Access is by 4WD only there are no visitor facilities within either section of the park. All campers must be self sufficient.
 

Access
There is no public access to Great Basalt Wall National Park as the park boundaries are surrounded by freehold or leasehold properties, through which access is not permitted. The broken basalt terrain of the park is not traversable by vehicles and  there are no roads, walking tracks, campgrounds or facilities.

Visitors can view basalt flows and camp along the banks of the Burdekin River at Dalrymple National Park. Located 42 km north of Charters Towers, access is via the Gregory Developmental Road. Free campsites are also provided at the nearby council camping reserve at Fletcher Creek.

See the Queensland National Parks website for information about the Great Basalt Wall National Park and any possible tour operators.

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 Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
24-26 Hodgkinson Street
PO Box 1017
CHARTERS TOWERS QLD 4820
Ph: 07 4787 3388
Web: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/great-basalt-wall/index.html
 
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