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Lake Wyara, Currawinya National Park. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government

Currawinya National Park

Hear the stories where they happened

Currawinya National Park is part of Queensland’s rich heritage. Thousands of years of Aboriginal history, teeming wildlife and Australia’s 19th and 20th century pastoral heritage make this park well worth a visit. The saltwater Lake Wyara, freshwater Lake Numulla or the Paroo River are home to abundant birdlife, and the beautiful surroundings make this a popular camping spot. Learn about the endangered bilby, being given a ‘second chance’.

Location and getting there

170km SW of Cunnamulla. Access from Cunnamulla is via Eulo and the Hungerford Road.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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Pastoral heritage remains

Pastoral heritage remains. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

Get a glimpse of Queensland’s pastoral history

Queensland’s settlement took off in the 1800s, as pastoralists claimed large tracts of land for grazing. Currawinya National Park encompasses two of the oldest pastoral properties on the Paroo River and the ruin of the old Caiwarra Homestead, built in 1891, is of particular interest to heritage enthusiasts. The remains of numerous buildings, machinery and a levee bank hint at a prosperous pastoral heritage ‘on the sheep’s back’.