Little Boomerang Waterhole Camping Area - Welford National Park

National Park - Queensland


Welford National Park is part of the Cooper Creek catchment. To help you plan your visit to this remote area, go to the Parks of Central West Queensland web page.Welford National Park's northern boundary is 30 km south-east of Jundah and the park has a northern and southern entrance. 

Lying on the Barcoo River, this 124,000 ha park can be accessed from either Jundah, Windorah, Blackall or Quilpie.Access roads are unsealed and a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended.Even small amounts of rain can make roads impassable so always be prepared and have at least a week’s worth of extra supplies in case of stranding. 

Check with Queensland Transport or local council offices for current road conditions before your trip. 

Southern entrance—accessible via Blackall, Quilpie or WindorahFrom Blackall, travel south-west on the Yaraka-Retreat Road for 255 km to the Jundah-Quilpie Road, turn right and travel 3 km to the park's entrance. 

  • From Quilpie, travel north-west for 195 km along the Diamantina Developmental Road towards Windorah. Turn right onto the Jundah-Quilpie Road, and travel 60 km to the park entrance. 
  • From Windorah, head south-east towards Quilpie for 50 km, then turn left onto the Jundah-Quilpie Road and head north-east for 60 km, to the park's entrance. 

Once you've reached the park's southern boundary, travel 500 m north and turn right to the park office, Trafalgar Waterhole and the Mulga Drive, or travel a further 500 m north and turn left to access Little Boomerang Waterhole, the River Drive and the Desert Drive. 

Northern entrance—accessible via Longreach or Jundah 

  • If departing from Longreach, travel south 210 km to Jundah. 
  • From Jundah, follow the Jundah-Quilpie Road for about 30 km to the park's northern boundary. Travel a further 20 km south for the right turn to Little Boomerang Waterhole, the River Drive and the Desert Drive. Continue south for 500 m and turn left to reach the park office, Trafalgar Waterhole and the Mulga Drive.

Camping area features: on the banks of the Barcoo River under the shade of river red gums and tea-trees.

Location: turn west off the Jundah–Quilpie road. The camping area is approximately 10 km from the turn-off. Follow the signs.

Access: the camping area can only be reached by conventional vehicles in dry weather. 4WD vehicles are recommended.

Number of sites: open area without defined sites.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping beside your vehicle; camper trailers.Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: pit toilet.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit, reliable torch. 

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. If you have not booked a permit before arriving, self-registration is available at the camping area. 

Mobile phone coverage: unavailable; satellite phones and UHF radios (local channel 3 duplex—emergency only) recommended.

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Camping Fee $6.65
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Camping Fee - Family $26.60
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