White Mountains National Park is characterised by white sandstone formations and complex gorge systems and covers 108,000ha of rugged terrain. For much of the year this vast area is an arid landscape but during the wet season it becomes a catchment for streams, eventually feeding into Lake Eyre in South Australia.
White Mountains encompasses a total of fourteen different regional ecosystems. During winter and early spring the park is transformed as native plants of all shapes, sizes and colour bloom across the landscape. Included are golden-orange, cream and red Grevilleas, Wattles of all shades of yellow, white clustered flowers of Ironbark and ground dwelling plants in shades of purple, white, yellow and red. The Park is also home to a variety of fauna.
White Mountains National Park is very remote and undeveloped and is only suitable for well-equipped, experienced bushwalkers. Before bushwalking you must contact the Ranger at Hughenden or Charters Towers and complete a Remote Bushwalking Form with details of your proposed trip plan and emergency contact details.
White Mountains National Park is 80km north-east of Hughenden and 140km south-west of Charters Towers. Visitor access at the south-eastern section of the park is from the Flinders Highway at Burra Range Lookout, where it crosses the Great Dividing Range.
Camp Site Bookings: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/ or 13 QGOV (13 74 68). Bookings can also be made in person at QPWS Agents or the Flinders Discovery Centre. There is NO self registration at this camp area.