Lake Bindegolly National Park

Address: Dynevor QLD 4492
Lake Bindegolly is half an hour or 40km east of Thargomindah on the Bulloo Developmental Road. A string of salt and freshwater wetlands at Lake Bindegolly National Park form an important wildlife refuge in the arid zone. The park is home to more than 195 species of birds, 80 other kinds of animals and 300 species of plants. Saline Lakes Bindegolly and Toomaroo and freshwater Lake Hutchinson attract more than 60 species of waterbirds including pelicans, swans and the rare freckled duck. The lakes are dry about once a decade. This diverse 14,000ha park has samphire flats, claypans, sand dunes, hard and soft red mulga country, gidgee woodlands, and Eremophila shrublands. The park was established in 1991 to protect the Acacia ammophila tree which grows along the sand dunes fringing the eastern side of the lakes. This is one of only two known populations of this gnarled tree which is threatened with extinction. Mulga-studded gibber plains rise to a ridge on the western side of the lake known locally as Mt Bindegolly.

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