Salvator Rosa section - Carnarvon National Park - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -24.80477 147.183598
DMS: 24º 48' 17.17" S 147º 11' 0.94" E
UTM: 55 J 7256657mN 518556mE
Altitude: 426m


Address & Contact

Tambo Information Centre Arthur Street Tambo Qld 4478
Phone: (07) 4654 6408
Email: N/A
Web: N/A


Part of Carnarvon National Park
Salvator Rosa is a remote park which lies between Springsure and Tambo. From Springsure, head 114km west along the Dawson Developmental Road to the park turnoff. From Tambo head 42km north then east 64km on the Dawson Developmental Road. Turn right at the park notice and drive south via "Cungelella" to the park boundary.
A self-guided drive takes you to the park's most outstanding features.
* Spyglass Peak - A 500m walking track leads to an area where you can view a 10m hole that is just below the summit.
* Belinda Spring - A stream of cool, clear water runs from the rocks in an area that is sheltered by clusters of ferns.
* Louisa Creek Junction - This small day-use area has a shelter shed and picnic table. The flow of the water from Louise Creek into the Nogoa River has been measured at approximately ten million litres a day.
* Homoranthus Hill - Walk a short distance from the carpark to a lookout with 360 degree views.
* Major Mitchell Springs - On 5 July 1846, Mitchell and his party camped near here.
The Camping Area
Situated beside the Nogoa River. This bush camping area has a modern pit toilet.

Crystal clear springs add more than ten million litres of water a day to peaceful Louisa Creek and the Nogoa River as they meander beneath a backdrop of rocky sandstone crags and spires. Named by explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846, Salvator Rosa is at the western edge of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. The coarse-grained sandstones of Salvator Rosa are very crumbly. Erosion of the sandstone has left behind many interesting features that dominate the skyline, including Spyglass Peak and the Sentinel.
Wildflowers add colour to the landscape in spring. Large white flannel flowers and cream sprays of narrow-leaved logania contrasts with the pink flowers hanging from the shrubby Homoranthus. Of the more than 300 plant species recorded in the park, at least ten are considered rare or threatened.

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Closest Weather Station

Tambo at 25/09:00am EST
Distance from Salvator Rosa section - Carnarvon National Park 93.89km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Tambo Post Office
Distance from Salvator Rosa section - Carnarvon National Park 93.89km W
Mean Max. °C34.933.832.429.124.921.621.223.527.430.933.234.8
Mean Min. °C20.419.917.512.
Mean Rain mm81.077.558.236.934.428.427.118.721.334.647.070.1

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