Darling Downs South West


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Council Areas:

  1. Bulloo Shire
  2. Quilpie Shire
  3. Paroo Shire
  4. Murweh Shire
  5. Balonne Shire
  6. Maranoa Regional
  7. Goondiwindi Gegional
  8. Western Downs Regional
  9. Toowoomba Regional
  10. Souther Downs Regional

Contact details

See QLD National Parks

1 km return
30 mins

Adjinbilly: Cascades

Adjinbilly Cascades are reached by a short 2 minute walk from the Ruby campfire area. It is a beautiful place, deserving to be called the ‘heart’ of Adjinbilly. It is a ‘must’ to visit early in your stay, with the small cascading waterfalls and enveloping rainforest creating a unique, secluded setting. You can walk up to the falls (beware of slippery rocks), get wet or sit and enjoy the special feeling of just being there.

There is a table and chairs where you can share a meal (perhaps a candlelight dinner for a special occasion).

1 km return
30 mins

Baldy Top Quilpie

Located 7.4 kilometres from Quilpie on the Toompine Road rests a red rocky formation, aptly named Baldy Top Lookout. Part of the Grey Range, Baldy Top is one of the most elevated points in South West Queensland.

Explore caves and crevices, untouched by civilisation whilst traversing this magnificent boulder formation which was created naturally over millions of years.

A climb to the summit of Baldy Top is a relatively easy ten minute scramble. Although Baldy Top appears quite small in its surroundings, once atop this hill, one is amazed by the breathtaking panoramic landscapes that stretch as far as your imagination.

As ancient as time itself, Baldy Top offers visitors stunning sunsets whilst experiencing the serenity and solitude of the Outback.

6.2 km return
2 hrs

Bauraba Creek

This walk travels down hill to Bauraba Creek, Ravensbourne National Park. Bauraba Creek is a small stream with Piccabeen Palms over the other side. It is spring fed, so there really isn't much water.

9.2 km return
3 hrs

Bindegolly National Park

This is only a good walk when there's actually water in the Lake. The lake does dry up making for a sandy experience. When full with water it should be an amazing experience as it attracts various wildlife. Ideal for birdwatching with a bird viewing site 4.5 km from car park

4.8 km return
2.5 hrs

Buaraba falls

There are two decent sized waterfalls along Buaraba creek plus a pretty cascade.

2 km return
40 mins

Bulloo River Quilpie

Easy stroll along the Bulloo river just before entering Quilpie.Great for birdwatchers and even fishing ( when river flowing).

3 km return
45 mins

Bulloo River Walk

In Dowling Street head to caravan park and follow track to the river. This is a nice walk along the river ( where some of the locals may swim ) that ends back to the other side of Downling Street past the old Cobb & Co Crossing.

500 m return
15 mins

Cedar Block Circuit

A short walk in Ravensbourne National Park through rainforest with information boards about Indigenous culture and also timber.

500 m return
20 mins

Donnelly’s Castle

A nice little walk around the rock formation features of Donnelly’s Castle Loins Park with the lookout above and the caves below

1.5 m return
45 mins

Meat Ant Park

Good for a stop and stretch your legs, when travelling on the Landsborough (Matilda) Highway between Barcaldine and Charleville or Roma, with a short strollalong the levee.