Idalia National Park

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IUCN category II (national park)
Idalia is located in Queensland
Nearest town or cityBlackall
Coordinates24°57′31″S 144°41′50″E / 24.95861°S 144.69722°E / -24.95861; 144.69722Coordinates: 24°57′31″S 144°41′50″E / 24.95861°S 144.69722°E / -24.95861; 144.69722
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Idalia is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 893 km west of Brisbane. Idalia National Park is located near the town of Blackall in the Queensland outback; the park protects 144,000 hectares of mulga lands with conservation value.[1] Idalia National Park was opened in 1990 by Prince Philip.[1]

The national park is home to many distinctly Australian species of flora and fauna, including wallaroos, red and grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies, black-striped wallabies, yellow-footed rock-wallabies and endangered bridled nailtail wallabies. Contained within the park are a number of Aboriginal heritage sites, including artefact scatters, stone arrangements and camp sites; also found in the park are the ruins of two historic homesteads; Idalia and Collabara.[1]


There is no accommodation available onsite however camping is allowed at designated sites.


Access to the park is only available via four-wheel drive. In times of heavy rainfall access into and out of the park is not possible.

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  1. ^ a b c Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2002). Heritage Trails of the Queensland Outback. State of Queensland. pp. 162–163. ISBN 0-7345-1040-3.