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Lochern NP
 
Australian Bustard
Australian Bustard
Information Centre
Information Centre
Red Kangaroos
Red Kangaroos
Leopard Tree
Leopard Tree
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Mitchell Grassland
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Feral Pigs
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Woodland
Bloodwood buds
Bloodwood Buds
Black Cormorants
Black Cormorants
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Lochern National Park is a former pastoral property which was declared a national park in 1993. The park has a frontage on the Thomson River and is across the boundary of the Desert Channels and Mitchell Grass Plains bioregions; it was established to preserve gidgee, bloodwood and mulga woodlands as well as Mitchell grasslands. A former homestead has been converted into a visitor information centre and a 30-35 kilometre scenic drive (also called a heritage drive) has been established. Camping is available at Broadwater Waterhole. The scenic drive visits a variety of tree and grass types and should be taken slowly (about 20 kph) to get the most benefit and to see more kangaroos and birds; the scenic drive passes Bluebush Lagoon used by a variety of waterbirds.