Combo Waterhole Trail
  • Length: 2.6km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Landsborough Hwy, Kynuna

  • End: Landsborough Hwy, Kynuna

  • Location: Combo Waterhole Conservation Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1,519 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -21.57843268

  • Longitude: 141.9241333

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Combo Waterhole Trail is a 2.6km, grade 3 return hike, located in Combo Waterhole Conservation Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

"Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, under the shade of a coolibah tree..." As Australia's adopted national anthem, this tail of the unfortunate but reckless swagman will be impossible not to hum as you traverse the guided 2.6 kilometre walk into the Combo Waterholes. This place is, after all, the supposed billabong that inspired Banjo Patterson's timeless tale, and the swagman's "ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong" today.

About the region

Combo Waterhole Regional Park is part of the Diamantina catchment area. To help you plan your visit, go to the Parks of Central West Queensland.

Combo Waterhole Regional Park is just south of Kynuna and 132 km north-west of Winton. Turn south off the Landsborough Highway 13 km south of Kynuna and follow the short drive to the park. You can access the park with a conventional vehicle, however four-wheel drive is recommended. Vehicles are not permitted beyond the car park. Follow the self-guided walking track to Combo Waterhole on foot, discovering the story of Waltzing Matilda.

Even small amounts of rain can make roads impassable so always be prepared and have at least a week’s worth of extra supplies in case of stranding. Check with Queensland Transport or local council offices for current road conditions before your trip.

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