Janets Leap Lookout

Waypoint: -23.69492 , 141.14932 GPS: -23.69002 , 141.12038
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Day Rest AreaWalkingPhoto Opportunity
  • National Park
  • Place of Interest
  • Day Use Area
Winton QLD 4735
Tel: (07) 4657 1466
Freecall: 1300 665 115
Fax: (03) 4657 1886
  • Rare and threatened species, including bilbies,
  • kowaris, plains-wanderers, peregrine falcons,
  • and two rare species of skink.
  • Photography-Capture Diamantina’s rich desert
  • colours, wildlife & beautiful flower displays.
  • Displays in the visitor information room;
  • old homestead explain the park’s heritage.
  • Practise low impact driving and remember to
  • bring extra fuel if undertaking this drive

Driving Directions

The turn-off to the lookout is signed on the road to Winton—the drive to the lookout is 4km from here.

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Janets Leap Lookout provides a bird’s-eye view of Diamantina Gates, where the many braided channels of the Diamantina River converge and push through a narrow gap between the Hamilton and Goyder ranges.
The floodplains, braided channels and waterholes of the Diamantina River and its tributaries are lined with coolibahs, river red gums, lignum, blue bushes and grasses. Beyond the river flats are vast gibber plains and deep, cracking clay soils supporting grasslands dominated by Mitchell grass.

In the south-west, sandhills and claypans are dominated by cane grass communities, while stark limestone ranges in the park's centre support shrubland and grassland communities that are rare in the region.

Two rare Eremophila species—rock fuchsia bush and gypsum bush—are found in the park. To date, the gypsum bush has been recorded in only 10 locations on and around Diamantina.

Trees such as lancewood, mountain yapunyah, Normanton box, red mallee and myall, although more typically found in greater numbers in other climatic regions, are also found here.
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