Combo Conservation Park protects a string of semi-permanent waterholes along the Diamantina River in Queensland’s outback. They are said to have been the poet A B (Banjo) Paterson''s inspiration for Waltzing Matilda, Australia''s most popular folk song. The waterholes marked one of seven Cobb & Co stops on the Winton to Kynuna route.
Today, Combo offers visitors the opportunity to relax in a picturesque, quiet area, relatively unchanged since Paterson visited in 1895. The holes along the river are a refuge for wildlife, especially numerous bird species. Enjoy a bush picnic under the coolibah trees that grace the banks of the river. See the stone-pitched overshot weir built by Chinese labourers more than 100 years ago.Visit Website
Access With Assistance for the Disabled, BBQ Facilities, Car park, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Viewing Platform
Animal Viewing, Birdwatching, Camping, Cycling, Self-Guided
Fishing, Flora/Fauna, Historic/Heritage, Nature based, Outback, Wildlife