Discover Queensland's sandstone wilderness

Natural beauty and dramatic scenery a must-see attraction.

The Sandstone Country in Central Queensland is of outstanding natural beauty, featuring unique sandstone gorges, water sculptured formations and significant Aboriginal art sites. The wild dramatic scenery and evidence of an ancient, yet ongoing, culture will lift your spirits and capture your imagination. 

Discover the Tablelands

High above the surrounding plains of Central Queensland lies the inland oasis of Blackdown Tableland National Park. Home to a deep gorge that dissects the landscape and provides avenues for cascading rockpools, scenic waterfalls and swimming holes, this landscape is one of Queensland’s best kept natural secrets. 

Where to stay? National Park camping is available for tents, campers and small motor homes. Motel and caravan accommodation is available in the nearby towns of Dingo and Duaringa. 

Gorge-ous Carnarvon 

Carnarvon Gorge is an icon of Queensland’s Sandstone Country and its magnificence and grandeur is sure to leave an impact. The marvellous narrow-sided gorges, cliffs, moss gardens, Aboriginal rock art sites and abundant plant life are in stark contrast to the surrounding brigalow country. The gorge is a hiker’s paradise and a great place to see wildlife, with more than 173 bird species inhabiting or visiting the park. 

Where to stay? Accommodation is located within a short drive from the main walking track offering caravan, tent, cabin and boutique retreat style accommodation. 

A Captivating Moonscape 

Minerva Hills is one of the lesser-known National Parks in Central Queensland but its quieter days are numbered. Born of blazing volcanic eruptions more than 30 million years ago, you will be in awe of Minerva Hill’s myriad colours, peaks, gorges, plateaus and wildlife – you my even see a snoozing koala. A visit is not complete without a wander along the Skyline lookout track for close-up views of Virgin Rock. 

Where to stay? Camping is not permitted at this park. Motels and caravan park are available four kilometres west in the nearby town of Springsure. 

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