Arcadia Valley

Nestled between the Expedition and Carnarvon Ranges, Arcadia Valley lives up to the Greek origins of its name, Ideal Paradise.

Things to Experience

Lake Nuga Nuga is inside Nuga Nuga National Park and is the largest natural body of water in the Central Queensland Highlands. The Karingbal people’s belief is that the lake was created by a pair of Mundagurri (Rainbow Serpents) that now reside under the two dominating peaks at the northern shoreline of the lake.

You can camp on the banks of the lake but there are no visitor facilities so come prepared! Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has some great advice here.

Explore the serenity of the lake by canoe, taking in the spectacular display of waterlillies which flower at times during the year – generally between November and April. The lake provides a valuable habitat for water birds, making it a twitcher’s delight.

We highly recommend you travel to this national park only in a 4WD, and a 4WD becomes essential after rain.

Expedition National Park The Lonesome section of the park can be accessed from Arcadia Valley. Stop at the lookout and take in the spectacular views.


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