Camooweal Caves National Park
Turn south at the Post Office Hotel, onto Urandangi Road, Travel for 15km, following the signs, to the park turn-off on the left. From here, the Nowranie Waterhole day-use area is 6 km and the Nowranie Caves car park is 8 km.
Access by conventional vehicle is possible in dry weather although some difficulties may be experienced at creek crossings or on rocky sections. The road is not suitable for conventional vehicles towing caravans. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended.
The 13,800 ha of semi-arid Barkly Tablelands that make up Camooweal Caves National Park are characterised by open eucalypt woodland, spinifex, turpentine wattle shrubland and extensive areas of Mitchell grass plains. A variety of birds including waterbirds and woodland species can be seen in the park at different times of the year.
The park features caves and sinkholes that were formed when water percolated through 500 million year-old layers of soluble dolomite creating caverns linked by vertical shafts up to 75 metres deep.
Relax and refresh at this pleasant stopover on the Barkly Highway. Take the short 70 metre return walk to the Little Nowranie Cave entrance or the 220 metre return track to the Great Nowranie Cave. Be extremely cautious around the edges of the sinkholes. The caves are not accessible to visitors.
Camp in a remote bush setting at Nowranie Waterhole camping area. Look for a variety of birds including waterbirds and woodland species at different times of the year. Ride your mountain bike or trail bike on the park’s internal roads and firebreaks.