Alton National Park

Coordinates: 27°59′23″S 149°18′48″E / 27.98972°S 149.31333°E / -27.98972; 149.31333
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Alton National Park
Alton National Park is located in Queensland
Alton National Park
Alton National Park
Coordinates27°59′23″S 149°18′48″E / 27.98972°S 149.31333°E / -27.98972; 149.31333
Area5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Alton is a national park in the Balonne Shire local government area of South West Queensland, Australia.[1]


Alton National Park is 371 km west of Brisbane and 75 km east of St George, adjacent to Moonie Highway. It covers 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi) of land within the Brigalow Belt South bioregion. The park is divided by the Moonie Highway and surrounded by grazing properties.[2] The average elevation of the terrain is 225 metres.[3]


Alton National Park was declared in 1973.[2] The area was preserved because it contains vegetation of limited occurrence, interesting plant species and attractive wildflowers.[2] A total of four rare or threatened species have been identified within Alton.[4] It is also home to 191 different species of animals.[5]


Alton has tourist potential, although at the moment visitors must be self-reliant.[2] The park has no facilities for campers.

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  1. ^ "Alton National Park – Shire of Balonne (entry 39362)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Alton National Park Management Statement 2013" (PDF). Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Alton National Park topographic map, elevation, relief". Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Alton National Park". WetlandInfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. ^ Science, jurisdiction=Queensland; sector=government; corporateName=Department of Environment and. "Alton National Park — facts and maps". Retrieved 23 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)