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Sundown National Park

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Published March 2nd 2011
From the moment you drive through the gates to Sundown National Park, you are struck by the rugged beauty of the steep sided gorges and peaks, the streams and permanent waterholes.

Located on the Queensland-New South Wales border, three to four hours drive from Brisbane, Sundown is neither outback nor even particularly remote. It is, however, a wilderness area!

Rugged beauty of Sundown National Park

Whilst there are few defined trails within the park, which adds to its rugged beauty, the areas around the waterholes are relatively accessible and very rewarding there are over 150 recorded bird species in the park along with grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, swamp wallabies and wallaroos.

The Broadwater

There are two main campgrounds within the park. Burrows Waterhole is only accessible via a grueling four wheel drive track from Ballandean, just south of Stanthorpe (allow 2 hours to travel 20 kilometres). The Broadwater is accessible by conventional vehicle either from Stanthorpe or Tenterfield.

Remnants of Sundown's pastoral and mining history are scattered throughout the park.

Facilities are basic, but at $5.15 per adult per night, well worth it! As with any national park, take in what you need and leave only footprints. Further information and camp bookings are available from DERM Website.
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Why? Escape from it all
When: Anytime
Where: Sundown National Park, on the Qld/NSW Border near Stanthorpe
Cost: Camping Fees Apply
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