Monks Tank camping area (bush camping)
Monks Tank has a clearing for self-sufficient, camping with permits available from a self-registration station. To reach Idalia National Park, follow Isisford Rd from Blackall for 42 km then turn left onto Yaraka Rd. At the Benlidi siding, turn left and follow the ldalia–Benlidi Rd for 34 km to the park boundary. The park has several easy walks through rocky gorges and tablelands. Bring water and a gas/fuel stove.
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required Camping fees: if you have not booked ahead, fees can be paid and permits acquired at the self-registration station
This campsite is located in Idalia National Park
Set in the Gowan Range in central western Qld, Idalia National Park is a dry, remote wilderness. Although the park encompasses the headwaters of the Bulloo River and the tributaries of the Barcoo River, the waterways have wide, sandy beds that are usually dry, except following big rains. There are a number of pastoral relics, including Old Idalia, the site of an abandoned musterer’s hut and stockyards. Visitors must be self-reliant. Advance bookings are recommended for camping.
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