4WD Loop Road
Blackdown Tableland National Park
A fun drive along sandy and rocky tracks through eucalypt forest and past monolithic rock formations, with an incredible lookout along the drive.
The one-way drive involves a mix of sandy and rocky tracks though open eucalypt forests, past hulking sandstone outcrops surrounded by basket ferns and king orchids.
About one-third through the drive, the track passes over the typically dry Spring Creek.
At about the two-thirds mark, the signposted car park for Mitha Boongulla (Charelvue Lookout) is a must-do, with panoramic views past the nearby escarpments, across Arthur’s Bluff, to the plainlands.
As with any 4WD track, caution is recommended. Sections of the track are narrow and steep, however it is typically suitable for beginners.
That said, the track is subject to closures and can turn into bull dust in dry weather and a bog in wet weather.
It is essential to keep to the designated track. Penalties apply for entering unauthorised areas.
The track ends back on Charlevue Road, near the “22” road marker.
Track: The road is a relatively well-maintained mix of sandy and rocky tracks, with occasional boggy spots, especially after rain.
Difficulty: The track includes some narrow and steep sections, but overall is a beginner level track in typical conditions. That said, the track can turn into bull dust in dry weather and a bog in wet weather and is subject to road closures.
Direction: This is a one-way track that must be completed starting at the southern end and finishing at the northern end.
The trailhead is located at a gate on Charlevue Road, near the Yaddamen Dhina lookout, approximately 2.75 kms prior to the Guddo Gumoo car park, 9 hours drive north-west of Brisbane and 5 hours drive north-west of Bundaberg.
It is recommended to break up the drive to the park and consider the impact of fatigue on driving safety. Many of the roads leading to the park are rural roads prone to wildlife, especially at dawn and dusk.
Parking at the day-use area is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.
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The drive can be completed year-round, however is subject to closures. The track can turn into bull dust in dry weather and a bog in wet weather. Check the Queensland Parks website for updates.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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