For the serious bush campers and four-wheel drive enthusiasts, this is nature at its best. There are no facilities, so prepare to be totally self-sufficient and well-equipped. Thrushton National Park is approximately 40km northeast of Bollon and accessible via dirt roads (dry weather only).
On arrival to the 4WD camping area, you will discover the ruins of the Thrushton homestead and woolshed which serve as a reminder of the area’s previous life as a sheep property. The homestead was originally part of Dunkeld Inn, near Thallon and was relocated via 40 horse-drawn carts in 1921. There is a diverse range of plants and animals that thrive within Thrushton and over 100 species of birds have been recorded in the area. During spring, the wildflowers bloom and they become a special feature of this park. If you are a keen bush walker and like to use your compass, you will enjoy navigating yourself around the park as there are no designated walking tracks.
To get to Thrushton National Park from St George, drive 51km west along the Balonne Highway towards Bollon. When you reach the Boolba tennis courts, take the next right and follow the road for 36.3km (which eventually becomes Cypress Tank Road) until you reach the Rutherglen Road turnoff. Follow Rutherglen Road for 14.5km until you reach the eastern corner of the park. For those travelling from Bollon, drive 14km east along the Balonne Highway towards St George, turn left at the Mourilyan Road and travel 17km north to reach the southern boundary of the park. If you open any gates on your travels then please remember to close them.
Thrushton National Park Gallery
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