Heading to Salvator Rosa National Park from Tambo, you travel through productive grazing country with magnificent views of the rugged sandstone cliffs of the Great Dividing Range.
Salvator Rosa is a great place to camp and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the bush.
Named by explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846, Salvator Rosa is at the western edge of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. The course-grained sandstones of Salvator Rosa are very crumbly, natural erosion has left behind many interesting features that dominate the skyline, including Spyglass Peak and the Sentinel.
A self-guided drive directs you to the park’s most outstanding features, including flowing crystal clear springs and towering sandstone formations.
Wildflowers add colour to the landscape in spring. There are plenty of opportunities for birdwatching, photography and bush walks.
The park is accessible by 4WD only and at times travel can be unexpectedly slow on the unsealed roads.
Salvator Rosa is 135 km from Tambo via Mt Playfair Road.
Drive 8 km south of Tambo, on the Landsborough Highway, turn east onto Mt Playfair Road (‘Wilderness Way’). After approximately 90 km this road intersects the Cungelella Road. Turn south and travel 30 km via ‘Cungelella’, to the park boundary. The access roads become impassable after rain. Please respect the rights of property owners and leave all gates as you find them.
Be aware of bull dust, sand and changing conditions—roads can become impassable after rain.