Location: Mt Moffatt Road, Mitchell, QLD
About Mount Moffatt, Carnarvon National Park
Revel in the wild and diverse landscapes of Mount Moffatt, a section of Carnarvon National Park. Broad, sandy valleys of the Maranoa River are covered with open, grassy woodlands. Striking outcrops of sculpted sandstone rise above the trees.
In the north-east of the park, sandstone cliffs lead up to the basalt-topped ridges of the Great Dividing Range. At more than 1000 metres above sea level, the Consuelo Tableland is the highest plateau in Queensland. Spectacular views reveal a sweeping landscape of mountain ranges, rugged peaks, escarpments and gorges.
Mount Moffatt’s rich mosaic of open woodlands, forests and plains is home to a huge variety of plant and animal species.
This is also a place rich in human history. Aboriginal rock art is evidence of people’s connection with the land that stretches back for at least 19,000 years. Stockyards and fences are a reminder of the area’s history as a cattle station.