Parks of Central West Queensland
Facilities and activities
Desert sand, Central West Queensland. Photo courtesy of Jo Kurpershoek.
Thirteen parks surround the Central West Queensland town of Longreach—12 are open to visitors, and nine have vehicle access to the park.
The parks of Central West Queensland protect a variety of ecosystems and unspoilt scenery including wetlands, floodplains and channel country, rocky and tree-covered scarp, spinifex-clad sand dunes, Mitchell grass downs, coolibah woodlands, mesas and plateaus. Historical and cultural sites add to the distinctive appeal of these parks.