Remote hiking in White Mountains National Park

The best parts of White Mountains National Park are hidden deep within the national park and best accessed via private property. The area is home to Flinders River, massive sandstone gorges and the Warang sandstone ridges.

Remote hiking in White Mountains National Park
Cover photo by Keith Dyson

Location - Charters Towers region, North Queensland, Australia

Inland from Townsville is the North Queensland Highlands, a remote and heavily dissected plateau rising to about 700 metres. The best parts of White Mountains National Park are hidden deep within the national park and best accessed via private property. The area is characterised by white sandstone formations and complex gorge systems that cover 108000 ha of rugged terrain. It's home to Flinders River, massive sandstone cliffs, gorges, deep ravines, overhangs, caves, arches and columns, and the rocky Warang sandstone ridges. It's rarely visited and offers some real exploratory walking and canyoning in this remote part of North Queensland.

See also the general White Mountains National Park articles which covers the official national park lookouts and the camping area. This remote area is accessed via private property and prior permission is required. The Townsville Bushwalking Club organise club trips to this national park and can provide information about remote hiking in this National Park.