Permanent Waterhole Track
  • Length: 2km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Unnamed Road, Sundown

  • End: Unnamed Road, Sundown

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  • Location: Sundown National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 299 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -28.914993

  • Longitude: 151.585873

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Trail Features

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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Permanent Waterhole Track is a 2km, grade 3 Return hike located in Sundown National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

Permanent Waterhole is an easy walk upstream from the Broadwater camping area in Sundown National Park. As its name suggests, this waterhole on the Severn River is permanent even in the driest of times and is ideal for bird watching in early morning or late afternoon. See ducks, herons, cormorants and tiny azure kingfishers along the river. Watch eastern grey kangaroos browsing on the grassy flats around The Broadwater and camping area.

About the region

Sundown is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 198 km south west of Brisbane. The park contains spectacular gorge country and a number of peaks higher than 1,000 m.

Access to the park from New South Wales is via a turn-off into Mingoola Station Road at the Mingoola School, along the Bruxner Highway. Then turn right into Glenyon Dam Road and then another right into Permanents Road, which promptly enters the park. This section is the most developed with the Broadwater Camping Area providing toilets, boil-your-own hot showers (boiler on site), short walking tracks, sheltered tables and taps with river and rain water provided at the ranger station. this section is easily accessible for 2WD and motorhomes/caravans/campertrailers under 5 meters.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com