Wave Rock Trail
  • Length: 1.2km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Unnamed Road, Blackall

  • End: Unnamed Road, Blackall

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Idalia National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 1,059 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -24.78486436

  • Longitude: 144.8046112


Wave Rock Trail is a 1.2km, grade 2 Return hike located in Idalia National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.


Wave Rock Trail is located within Idalia National Park. This 144,000 hectare park, in Central Western Queensland protects extensive mulga woodlands, the headwaters of the Bulloo River and threatened wildlife, including a translocated population of bridled nailtail wallabies. Explore the gorges and rock formations of Idalia’s Gowan Range tablelands. As you emerge from the dense mulga, catch surprise views of rugged escarpments, home to yellow-footed rock-wallabies. You may also see other macropods grazing along the creek flats.

About the region

Idalia is a national park in South West Queensland, Australia, 893 km west of Brisbane. Idalia National Park is located near the town of Blackall in the Queensland outback. The park protects 144,000 hectares of mulga lands with conservation value. Idalia National Park was opened in 1990 by Prince Phillip.

The national park is home to many distinctly Australian species of flora and fauna, including wallaroos, red and grey kangaroos, swamp wallabies, black-striped wallabies, yellow-footed rock-wallabies and endangered bridled nailtail wallabies. Contained within the park are a number of Aboriginal heritage sites, including artefact scatters, stone arrangements and camp sites. Also found in the park are the ruins of two historic homesteads; Idalia and Collabara.

Access to the park is only available via four-wheel drive. In times of heavy rainfall access into and out of the park is not possible.

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