Bladensburg National Park

Bladensburg National Park, Winton: Address, Phone Number, Bladensburg National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Bladensburg National Park
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Gandalf321
Brisbane, Australia42 contributions
Aug 2021
While the old station house itself was not too memorable (especially if you've already seen larger old station houses such as Camden Station), the drive out on Scrammy road all the way to Scrammy lookout was incredible. The road takes you up onto a seemingly untouched dry mesa. Out of nowhere there is a billabong (Scrammy creek) atop the mesa. There is also the beautiful scrammy gorge -- no guard rails exist way out here at the top edge of the gorge. A wonderful 'off the beaten path' experience. Atop Scrammy mesa felt about as remote and isolated and 'in the middle of nowhere' as I've ever been.
Written 5 September 2021
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Kevin R
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions
Jul 2021
Make sure you pick up the brochure from the waltzing Matilda centre before you go. Clearly details distances and explains sites on the drive.
Written 31 July 2021
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Lisa J
Capalaba, Australia174 contributions
Jul 2021
Loved this place! We did the Route of the River Gum circuit, then also went to the Homestead and up to Scrammy Gorge and Scrammy Lookout (you need a 4WD for this part) but the rest you could easily do in a normal car (assuming it hasn't been raining). Lots of roos, wallabys and Wallaroos in the park, a few brolgas as well and so much bird life. Engine Hole and Skull Hole were interesting stops as well. A highlight of our trip to Winton.
Written 8 July 2021
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HDStripad
Australia696 contributions
May 2021
Because we were in Winton without ground transport, we booked two tours with Red Dirt Tours. Day 1: the full day tour to the dinosaur fossil stampede and Carrisbrooke Station. Day 2: the half day tour to the Age of Dinosaurs Museum. We were so impressed with these that we immediately booked another half day tour, to Bladensburg National Park.

Jamie, our guide on all three tours, was a welcoming, considerate and courteous host. He had extensive knowledge of the area and the information he shared kept us interested and entertained for the entire tour. He is also a very good “spotter” of wildlife and showed us plenty of the locals. The country we drove through is spectacular, the views from the top of the hills are truly Banjo Patterson’s “vision splendid” and are stunning.

Morning/afternoon teas offered a variety of cold and hot drinks with fruit and sweet treats. Lunch on the full day tour was a delicious salad.

Jamie is a very competent driver on gravel roads and on the steep dirt tracks of Carrisbrooke and the national park. The all wheel drive vehicle, fitted out to carry seventeen people, is well suited to the road conditions which are often bumpy. Seat spacing is economy, not business, but the stops are frequent so legs are stretched. We two travellers, 70+ and arthritic, had no problems after two consecutive days in the back seat which is probably the bumpiest of the bus. Should you have concerns, ask about the seats in the cabin next to the driver.

Written 12 May 2021
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Chris
Gold Coast, Australia23 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
Just a brilliant drive around all the past life generations and how things were back in the day, from sheep stations to homesteads to mining and waterholes its all great fun
Written 4 January 2021
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ready_travellers
Brisbane514 contributions
Aug 2020
We toured the property at our own pace and made some lovely discoveries, including a picturesque gorge, and an old shearing shed. Lots of native wildlife call this place home, so you will also see various birds and abundant kangaroos. A nice way to pass a couple of hours. Recommended for four wheel drive vehicles only.
Written 23 September 2020
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Suzanne2303
Labrador, Australia806 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Only a few km out of Winton is the hidden gem of Bladensburg National Park.
It’s a dirt track and recommends 4WD with high clearance. We were absolutely fine with our AWD Subaru Forester. There are well marked sign posts to the Old Homestead and the Scrammy Gorge and Lookout.
The Old Homestead is worth looking around, with maps,photos and interesting information.
Take the road from there towards the Lookout, through picturesque country with mesas (‘Jumpups’, vegetation and some historic landmarks. We drove as far as Scrammy Gorge. Well worth a look to see how trees cling to life with roots in shallow soil or rock, small casms, and interesting rock layers.
Take your camera, water, sunscreen and maybe your sketchbook.
Written 13 September 2020
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Mon55
Brisbane, Australia1,193 contributions
Aug 2020
Just 8km from Winton you find the turn off to this National Park. The road into the park in gravel. Call in at the Old Homestead and learn about the history of the original station and history of the area. There are also the old shearing sheds. Then 40km track through the park takes you to a Jump Up and views of the area and the Mitchell and Flinders grasslands. Lots of bird and animals life as well as red river gums.
Written 10 September 2020
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Julie N
9 contributions
Jul 2020
I explored the park with a small group on a Red Dirt Tour. The tour guide, Vicki, knows the park well and we explored a huge area.
Written 30 July 2020
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regit1950
Kilcoy53 contributions
Oct 2019
Very dry, but wonderful sights of countryside, trees etc. Climb up the Jump Up to see the views over the National Park.
Written 25 October 2019
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