Balonne Shire has two major National Parks in their area, Thrushton National Park and Culgoa Floodplain National Park.
|Thrushton National Park|
Situated on the northern boundary of Balonne Shire is Thrushton National Park. The park is home to a vast array of native flora and fauna, with a large collection of birds for the avid birdwatcher. The park is accessible by dirt road, and visitors are expected to be totally self sufficient, with water in particular. Visitors wanting to camp at Thrushton National Park should contact the Roma Office of the Queensland Department of Environment on 07 4622 4266 or contact the Park Ranger on 07 4625 0942. all refuse should be removed from the park on leaving and domestic animals and firearms are prohibited.
|Culgoa Floodplain National Park|
Clugoa Floodplain National Park is on the Queensland-New South Wales border, approximately 67km south west of Hebel. Situated where the mulga lands meet a section on the brigalow, the park has diverse habitats and more plant and animal life than you might expect. It is a birdwatcher's haven and home to at least 150 different bird species including some of Australia's most beautiful parrots. See red-winged, red rumped or mulga parrots and Major Mitchell cockatoos. Visitors to this park are expected to be totally self sufficient, with water, food, fuel and camping equipment. All refuse should be removed from the park. A 4WD vehicle is recommended. No domestic animals or firearms are allowed. Visitors wanting to camp at the Culgoa Floodplains National Park should contact the Ranger in Charge on 07 4625 0942.