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About Mazeppa

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Getting there and getting around

Mazeppa National Park is 75km north-west of Clermont. Take the Peak Downs Highway out of Clermont, turn left onto Gregory Developmental Road and travel for 75km to Mazeppa National Park entrance. To help minimise the spread of parthenium the park is accessible to pedestrians only.

Wheelchair accessibility

This park has no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Park features

Mazeppa National Park contains a small, undisturbed stand of gidgee scrub interspersed with brigalow scrub and open eucalypt woodland. The stand is a remnant of a once widespread vegetation type and is significant both as a representative of that vegetation type and for its research potential. Other plant species found in this community include sandalwood and blackcurrant bush.

Camping and accommodation

Camping

Informal bush camping is allowed in the park.

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

Other accommodation

A range of accommodation including hotels, camping and caravan parks can be found at Clermont and Belyando Crossing. For more information see the tourism information links below.

Things to do

Walking

There are no constructed walking tracks in this park. Boundary and internal tracks are accessible to walkers. Please take care after rain.

Viewing wildlife

The gidgee scrub in Mazeppa National Park provides a refuge for a variety of bird species including native finches and the vulnerable squatter pigeon.

Things to know before you go

Essentials to bring

  • first-aid kit
  • fresh water—no drinking water is available
  • sealable container for rubbish. Bins are not provided—please take your rubbish home with you
  • hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • shovel to bury all toilet waste.

Opening hours

Mazeppa National Park is open 24 hours a day.

Pets

Domestic animals are not permitted in Mazeppa National Park.

Climate and weather

Days can be very hot between October and March, reaching an average temperature of 31°C to 35°C. At times summer days exceed 40°C. Wet periods occur during this time and can often make access difficult to impossible. It is preferable to visit in the cooler months, from April to September, when daily temperatures average a more pleasant 27°C. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available at Clermont or Belyando Crossing.

Staying safe

  • Carry adequate drinking water. Treat water collected from creeks.
  • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
  • Wear insect repellent, clothing and sturdy footwear to protect yourself from stings, scratches and bites.
  • Detour around snakes. Never provoke them.

For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

Looking after the park

  • Fires are not permitted—use only a fuel stove.
  • Pack sturdy rubbish bags and take all rubbish home with you. Carry a container for cigarette butts.
  • Do not feed any native animals. Feeding can make them sick or aggressive.

See the guidelines on caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

Park management

Mazeppa National Park was gazetted in 1972. Its remnant gidgee scrub is fire sensitive. Encroachment by buffel grass from neighbouring properties and wildfires increases the risk of further fire and research is being carried out to control the buffel grass. The Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing manages the protected area to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values.

The national park is managed in accordance with the Mazeppa National Park Management Plan (PDF, 500K)*.

Tourism information links

Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre
www.centralhighlands.com.au
Clermont St, Emerald Qld 4720
ph (07) 4982 4142
fax (07) 4982 1211
email: chtourism@bigpond.com

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see www.queenslandholidays.com.au.

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Last updated
24 May 2013