Shirley Shearing Shed - Moorrinya National Park

National Park - Queensland

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Moorrinya National Park was initially established as the sheep grazing property, Shirley Station. In the late 1970s, cattle replaced sheep and grazing continued until the park was established in 1993. Much of the sheep station infrastructure, dating back to the late 1940s, remains as a reminder of the spirit and hard work of the people who lived in this remote part of Queensland.


Features: camp near the old shearing shed.


Location: access to the Shirley Shearing Shed camping area is marked by directional signs. From the entrance on the Aramac Torrens Creek Road, the track crosses Bullock Creek and travels for 6.5km through acacia and bluegrass communities. Turn right, just past the Shirley Homestead and travel 4.5km to a Y intersection. The camping area is 4.3km along the right-hand side road.


Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive only. It is accessible for four-wheel-drive caravans, buses and camper trailers driven with care.


Number of sites: seven separate and numbered sites.


Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, camper trailers and large groups.


Camp site surface: dirt.


Facilities: composting toilet.


Open fires: prohibited. Bring a gas or fuel stove.


Generators: not permitted.


Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about things to know before you go.


Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.


Mobile phone coverage: not available.


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