QNC long excursion 2020  Expedition National Park
Lonesome Section, via Injune

Sunday 5th April to Monday 13th April, 2020

Our plan is:

to explore the sandstone country and Dawson River in the Acadia Valley via Injune, including Lonesome Holdings and Lonesome National Park, Bielba National Park (4WD access only), and Lake Nuga Nuga.
Camping will be near the Rangers Hut at Lonesome Holdings, which is adjacent to Lonesome Camping area and which is managed by National Park Rangers. 
If the drought continues, those camping will need to be self-sufficient with water. Updates about water will be provided closer to the time of the excursion.  
Club toilets will be set up.
Limited accommodation (3 rooms with 2 people in each) in the Rangers Hut is likely to be available, and hut facilities (including tank water) will be for use only by those staying in the hut. If interested, please apply for the hut accommodation early, and this accommodation will be issued to those deemed to have greatest need, as well as a first come basis. Those who can are encouraged to camp. 
National Parks and QNC camping fees will apply. 
QNC member, Craig Eddie of ‘Boobook’, Roma, runs a number of ecological tours, including tours of Coal-seam gas(CSG) facilities in the Arcadia Valley that show both sides of the story for this activity. If you are interested in going on a tour of the CSG facilities, please email excursion@qnc.org.au as soon as possible, arrangements for this tour can be made with Craig. The date and cost of this activity will be advised as soon as it is known. 
Application will be made for the QNC collecting and research Permit to be amended to include the abovementioned park

Directions: Head west from Brisbane from Roma (580 km), then head north from Roma towards Injune along the Carnarvon Development Road (90 km). From Injune continue north for a further 37 km, then turn right into  Arcadia Valley Access Road. Lonesome National Park is 18 km (4km gravel) along this road.  More detailed directions will be provided closer to the excursion.
•The long excursion is being held in April as we don’t want to conflict with the Australian Naturalists Network in Stanthorpe in September 2020.
If you would like to participate in this excursion, please email excursion@qnc.org.au with your name and contact details, and the number in your party, as soon as possible.  You will then receive all updates about this excursion. 
Excursion leader: Barney Hines excursion@qnc.org.au, with assistance from Sally Johnsen (M: 0449517627) in the planning phase

Click here for the NP map.