Culgoa Floodplain National Park

An important floodplain in the Murray-Darling Basin, Aboriginal cultural sites and diverse woodland vegetation are preserved in Culgoa Floodplain National Park. Coolibahs, black box and grasses flourish on the floodplains, brigalow and gidgee are found on the flat plains, and mulga and western bloodwood grow on red earth and stony ridges. The park is a birdwatcher’s haven with more than 150 species including 10 honeyeaters, Australia’s six species of woodswallow and beautiful parrots. Stone tool scatters and cooking sites remind visitors that Aboriginal people have had a long association with this place. Relics of the pastoral and grazing industries are found throughout the park, which was formerly Byra Station.

Exploring Culgoa Floodplain

Bush camping is allowed at several sites. Visitors must be self-sufficient. Take a first aid kit, vehicle spare parts and extra supplies of drinking water, food, and fuel. Take your rubbish from the park when you leave.

Go birdwatching early morning at creeks and waterholes. The park is also good for wildlife watching. See kangaroos, sand goannas, shingleback lizards and bearded dragons.

Take your camera and try to capture the subtle shades of green reflected in the many different plants which grow in the park.

Walking

The park has no tracks. Ask the Ranger for a detailed park map before exploring.

Getting there

Culgoa Floodplain is on the Queensland-New South Wales border 130km south-west of Dirranbandi. From St George, travel 160km south to Hebel on a sealed road then 45km south to Goodooga along an unsealed road which becomes impassable after rain. From Goodooga, turn right into Brenda Road then take the left fork after the cattle grid and follow the “Byra 7km” sign. Four-wheel-drive is recommended.


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Further Information
Culgoa Floodplain National Park
PO Box 52 Goodooga NSW 2831
ph (07) 4625 0942
fax (07) 4625 0956

QPWS Charleville
Park Street, Charleville
PO Box 149, Charleville QLD 4470
ph (07) 4654 1255
fax (07) 4654 1418

Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

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