Lake Wyara - QLD

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DEG: -28.70205115 144.23058367
DMS: 28º 42' 7.38" S 144º 13' 50.13" E
UTM: 55 J 6821882mN 229432mE
Altitude: 119m


Place Type

Geography - Lake,River,Creek


37.09kms NorthWest of Hungerford
158.89kms SouthWest of Cunnamulla
230.92kms East of Tibooburra
231.47kms South of Quilpie

Address & Contact

Lake Wyara
Currawinya National Park
Phone: 13 74 68
Email: N/A


Currawinya National Park offers shady areas beside a number of waterholes along the Paroo River, where you can go camping, swimming, fishing, canoeing, birdwatching and bushwalking. Camping is not permitted at Currawinya's lakes Numalla and Wyara as they are breeding and refuge sites for a significant variety of waterbirds and wildlife.

Lake Wyara is a saline lake few kilometres west, and regularly dries out to become a claypan. Lake Numalla is a permanent (usually) fresh water feature feeding from the Paroo River. Each lake supports different bird communities at different times. Permitted activities are signposted - no powered vessels permitted.

Access to the lakes, north west of the QPWS Headquarters near Ourimperee Waterhole, is recommended by 4WD in dry weather only. The round trip is 85km. The closest campsites are along Ourimperee Waterhole.

These campsites are open areas, many shaded, without separately defined sites. Facilities include cold bush showers, flushing toilets nearby at the woolshed. Generators are prohibited but open fires are permitted (except when fire bans apply). Bring your own untreated, clean mill off-cuts (i.e. no nails, screws, chemically treated stuff, etc.) for firewood or better still, use a fuel stove. Local water is NOT suitable for drinking. Bring rubbish bags, and take all recyclables and rubbish with you when you leave. Bins are not provided. There is no mobile phone coverage and visitors must book or self-register and pay before setting up camp. The current overnight camping fee is $5.45/person/night (Oct 2013). See website for all details.
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Closest Weather Station

Thargomindah at 03/12:30pm EST
Distance from Lake Wyara 89.28km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Thargomindah Airport
Distance from Lake Wyara 89.28km NW
Mean Max. °C38.536.033.529.523.820.020.122.927.831.133.836.4
Mean Min. °C25.524.021.216.610.
Mean Rain mm39.147.945.616.216.815.913.68.09.814.140.730.3

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