Currawinya National Park is an oasis in the Outback with red sandplains and mulga scrubs beside long, dusty roads. There are lakes, rivers and wetlands that make Currawinya one of Australia’s most important inland waterbird habitats.
There’s plenty to do and here. Explore old ruins, swim, fish, canoe, spot the birds and bush walk. Bush camping is also available.
Currawinya hosts protected Aboriginal cultural heritage, thousands of years old. Also 19th and 20th century pastoral history as well as threatened wildlife.
Lake Wyara and Lake Numalla
Lake Wyara and Lake Numalla are the main features of the park. They are two large lakes, separated by only a few kilometres of sand dunes. These are the centre-pieces of a fascinating mosaic of habitats across the park. Lake Numalla is freshwater while the slightly larger Lake Wyara is saline.
Travel on the Beefwood Road and pass 100-year-old gidgee fence posts. Here you can see mulga and gidgee shrub, remnant stock yards and an old station hut.
Wildlife can often be seen along creek beds and clay plans on the Werewilka Creek Circuit drive.
Heritage enthusiasts can visit the old Caiwarro Homestead site at the eastern end of the park. Or walk through the once bustling Currawinya Woolshed and Boorara Woolshed.
The Bilby Fence
25 square kilometres makes up the predator proof Bilby Fence, funded by community donations. Captive-bred bilbies have been reintroduced to this fenced area of the park, as part of a national strategy to protect this endangered species. The greater bilby has disappeared from much of its home range in inland Australia, but was once found at Currawinya.
Please note: there is no public access to the bilby enclosure.
Currawinya is located on the Queensland-NSW border near Hungerford. All roads are unsealed and may become impassable when wet. 4WD is highly recommended.
Basic shower, toilet, camp kitchen, barbecues and laundry facilities are available.