Lochern National Park

Lochern National Park is located approximately 120km south-west of Longreach and just north of Stonehenge. It is 24 600ha in size and has a 20km frontage to the Thomson River.


Access Travel 100km south of Longreach along the Longreach-Jundah road to the Lochern signpost. To reach the park office, follow the unsealed road for approximately 40km to the park boundary at the Thomson River and then travel another 10km further into the park.


Vegetation Formerly a grazing property, the landscape of the Lochern National Park range from Thomson River frontage to open gidgee country, Mitchell grass downs, thick mulga to eastern dead finish communities.


Animals Many animals inhabit Lochern National Park. During the spring and summer periods you will see large flocks of red-tailed cockatoos along the Thomson River. Emus, brolgas, lizards, red kangaroos, eastern grey kangaroos and nocturnal mice are also common on the park.


Facilities Bush camping is available at several sites throughout the park and visitors can stay at the old shearers' quarters at certain times of the year. Please contact the Ranger for more information and camping permits. Fees apply.


The park has several sites of cultural significance including shepherd's yards and shearer's quarters. Aboriginal habitation sites can also be found within the park.


Other activities that visitors can partake in include scenic driving, birdwatching and fishing.


Visitor information The best time to visit the park is during the cooler months from April to September when the temperatures range from 0°C to 25°C.


All visitors must be self-sufficient in food, water, fuel, vehicle spares and medical supplies.


For further information:
The Ranger
Lochern National Park
LONGREACH QLD 4730 Phone: +61 7 4658 5959 UHF channel 2
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Longreach District Office
Plover St PO Box 202 LONGREACH QLD 4730 Phone:
+61 7 4658 1761 Fax: + 61 7 4658 1778



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