Directions Near Rookwood, Queensland
Take Capricorn Highway
towards Emerald. Turn right about 60 kilometers from Rockhampton,
just past Gogango Creek.
Goodedulla National Park itself is easily accessible, but you should note that you need to be in contact with the local landowner whose property you must enter first.
Rookwood’s landowner is named Eustie King, best to phone before going. You must pass through several of Eustie’s pastures, to enter Goodedulla National Park.
Main entrance of the park is well signed, and the main road is well graded. Even the secondary roads are fairly well graded, and if not graged, there is sparse vegetation that is easily traversable.
There are several camping areas, with “huts” and yard areas. Twenty mile hut is the nicest accommodation, with a fire pit where wood fires can be built, and there is accessible running water (probably not drinkable, unless purified). Eight mile hut could not be found, and Wadlow Yards has a tent area, not sure if it was occupied at the time, but there is also a caravan there. The camping facilities are very nice and are easily accessible. Twenty mile hut and wadlow yards are both located near two of the main water sources in the park.
Brigalow scrub, Python scrub, and Rosewood areas in the hills, as well as other scrub areas and tall open woodland areas.
The palms area has open tall woodlands, with several gum tree species, better quality soils and water present in the small creek.
The waterways (creeks) are ephemeral and seasonal, with very little water remaining during the “winter” months.
A koala was heard on 28 May 2006 around 10 or 1030 P.M.
on gum trees.
Other Faunal Present
Ten eastern grey kangaroos, early 27 May 2006.
Several gliders sighted during spotlighting.
One greater glider and two squirrel gliders.
Black-striped wallaby also sighted during spot lighting.
Dingos heard both at night and during the early morning.
Bird species that I was able to identify, but there were several other small woodland species that I am not able to identify without referencing: