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In the dry heart of Australia, Munga-Thirri National Park contains part of the world’s largest and youngest parallel sand dune deserts. This is Queensland’s largest national park.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Please camp with minimum impact and take all rubbish with you when you leave. Read more about looking after the park.

Park-specific conditions

Munga-Thirri National Park is closed from 1 December to 15 March due to extreme summer temperatures that can exceed 50 °C.

Visitors must be well-equipped to cope with the harsh environment in Australia’s driest place. Munga-Thirri National Park is very remote and help can be days away. It is critical that you are self-sufficient and prepared for emergencies.

It is vitally important that you read things to know before you go and staying safe.

Sand driving experience is essential.

Features: camp among rolling sand dunes under starry outback skies.

Location: camping is permitted within 500 m of the QAA Line only. There are no designated campgrounds or facilities.

Access: Munga-Thirri National Park can be reached by high-clearance 4WD only.

Number of sites: undefined, camping only permitted within 500 m of the QAA line.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping only.

Camp site surface: sand/dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit, reliable torch. Sufficient fuel and vehicle spares. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: none. UHF or HF radios and satellite phones are essential.

Last updated
21 May 2015