New route makes access to Kroombit Tops easier
TWO decades in the making, Kroombit Tops National Park has had its beauty unlocked from another access point. The official announcement and opening of the East-West Razorback Rd at the national park occurred at noon on Tuesday. The access road is in the beautiful rural heartland of Banana Shire, through Kroombit Farmstay on Lochenbar Station.
GAPDL chief executive Glenn Churchill said the announcement was exciting and would enhance guests' experience in the national park. "This exciting and welcome announcement today by the Queensland Government is another successful outcome from the Kroombit Tops Feasibility Study," he said.
"This is an opportunity to offer to the community and visitors to the region prescribed 4WD public roadways that allow for the exploration and appreciation of the national park and outlying areas.
Carol Sandiland, of Lochenbar Station, said the opening was the realisation of a long-awaited goal. "We are located at the gateway to Kroombit Tops," she said.
"We hold a great passion for the national park and all of its beauty and it is great to see the Razorback Rd open." How to get there:
• 4WD high-clearance vehicles only.
• The western entrance to Razorback Rd can be accessed from Valentine Plains Rd, Biloela.
(thanks from http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au)