Idalia National park

This 144 000 ha park, 113 km south west of Blackall, protects mulga woodlands, the headwaters of the Bulloo River and has a wide variety of wildlife and fauna including the bridled nailtail wallabies.

The roads are unsealed making access to Idalia is suitable for four-wheel-drive only.

To get there you take the Isisford Road from Blackall for 42km then turn left into the Yaraka Road. At the Benlidi siding, turn left and follow the ldalia-Benlidi Road for about 34km to the park boundary.

Once there, you can explore the gorges and rock formations of Idalia’s Gowan Range tablelands. As you emerge from the dense mulga, catch surprise views of rugged escarpments, home to yellow-footed rock-wallabies.

Bushwalking along tracks through the rugged, rocky gorges and tablelands at different times of day allows you to discover Idalia at its best.

Visit innovative stake stockyards built from the 1920’s -30’s and wander among the rusty iron and splintered bush timer relics.

Camping is permitted at Monks Tank and activities include bird-watching, bush walking, scenic driving and watching wildlife.

Location: Blackall