Homevale National Park

Eucalypt woodland and open grasslands are bordered by dramatically rugged cliffs, peaks and mountain ranges. This vast, dry landscape contains unique ecological values and spectacular landscape features.

 

Access

 

50km from Nebo township and 80km south of Eungella township. Only small sections of the road from Nebo are sealed and the road from Eungella is mostly unsealed gravel surface.

 

Park features

Cliffs, peaks and spires are prominent here. Thirty million years ago a series of eruptions covered older basalt rocks with lava, creating hard granite formations. Over time, basalt eroded away more easily leaving the spectacular Diamond Cliffs, Marling Spikes and Sydney Heads you see today.

 

Forming along the Bowen Basin, these volcanoes also produced gold deposits and fertile basalt soils now supporting diverse plant life. Plant communities growing in Homevale include open grassy woodlands, notophyll vine forests, dry softwood scrub, open eucalypt forests and brigalow-belah communities.

 

Important fossil localities are also present with fossils dating from the Permian period (280–225 million years ago).

 

Looking after the park

 

Parks and forests protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Please help keep these places special during your stay.

 

>> Stay on the walking tracks. Taking shortcuts causes erosion and damages vegetation.
>> Leave your pets at home — you will protect your pet and native wildlife, and come across more animals on your walk.
>> Never feed or leave food for animals — you might be bitten or scratched. Let animals find their own food. Our foods can be harmful.
>> Pack strong rubbish bags for storing rubbish during your journey. Take all rubbish home with you. Carry a small container for cigarette butts.
>> Always use a fuel stove to reduce fire danger.
>> Carry a trowel and toilet paper to use where there are no facilities. Bury toilet waste at least 15cm below the ground and 100m from water. >> Clip-seal bags are handy for carrying sanitary items to dispose of after your walk.

 

Further information

 

QPWS Eungella National Park
c/- Post Office
Dalrymple Heights QLD 4757
ph (07) 4958 4753

 

 

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