The park has had a varied history
being once part of three stations and extensively cleared
for cattle grazing and wool production, remnants of this
activity can still be found. This business proved
uneconomical so mining was explored, mainly tin and copper
mining the deposits were of low grade and failed to make
money. Diggings can still be found in different parts of the
park. The old mining treatment plant is closed to the
public, it is contaminated with arsenic.
permitted in the park, some walking tracks are available.
Please apply for camping permits before entering the park.
QLD Parks and Wildlife Service - Sundown National Park
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Wildlife Service or visit the
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contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions,
tours, local maps and other information.