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Budelah Nature Reserve

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Budelah Nature Reserve was created in June 2005. It covers an area of 4045ha. View the detailed park and fire management documents.

This former grazing property 40 km north-east of Mungindi, near the Queensland border, protects remnant vegetation in a region that has been highly modified by agriculture.

Budelah Nature Reserve is dominated by floodplains of heavy clay soils with small hills of sand. It contains four watercourses and fronts onto the Macintyre and Boomi Rivers.

The floodplains are made up of riverine forests of river red gums and coolibah, natural grasslands of Mitchell grass and Queensland blue grass, and woodlands of coolibah and belah. Sandy areas contain poplar box and carbeen. The endangered ecological communities of Coolibah-black box woodlands, carbeen open forest and Brigalow community are found on the reserve.

The nature reserve provides habitat for a variety of native animals, including red and eastern grey kangaroos and the elusive swamp wallaby. Over one hundred bird species have been recorded on the reserve, including threatened species such as the barking owl and glossy black cockatoo.

Access is limited and walking, nature appreciation and study are the only permitted activities. You will need to contact the ranger when planning your visit.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.