Opalton

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Opalton is a rural locality in the Shire of Winton, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Opalton had a population of 64 people.[1]

Opalton
Queensland
Opalton is located in Queensland
Opalton
Opalton
Coordinates23°01′11″S 142°21′07″E / 23.0198°S 142.3520°E / -23.0198; 142.3520 (Opalton (centre of locality))Coordinates: 23°01′11″S 142°21′07″E / 23.0198°S 142.3520°E / -23.0198; 142.3520 (Opalton (centre of locality))
Population64 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density0.003780/km2 (0.00979/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4735
Area16,932.3 km2 (6,537.6 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Shire of Winton
State electorate(s)Gregory
Federal division(s)Maranoa
Suburbs around Opalton:
Middleton Middleton Corfield
Winton
Middleton Opalton Longreach
Diamantina Lakes Stonehenge Longreach

GeographyEdit

There are two protected areas within the locality:[3]

Apart from the protected areas, the land use is grazing on native vegetation.[3]

HistoryEdit

In the 2016 census Opalton had a population of 64 people.[1]

AttractionsEdit

Lark Quarry Conservation Park is at the end of Lark Quarry Access Road (23°00′55″S 142°24′40″E / 23.0154°S 142.4110°E / -23.0154; 142.4110 (tourist attraction)).[4] It has the world’s only known dinosaur stampede site.[5]

Scrammy Lookout is in Bladensburg National Park (22°33′19″S 143°08′15″E / 22.5554°S 143.1374°E / -22.5554; 143.1374 (Scrammy Lookout)).[4][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Opalton (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.  
  2. ^ "Opalton – locality in Shire of Winton (entry 41495)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Tourist points - Queensland". Queensland Open Data. Queensland Government. 18 November 2020. Archived from the original on 24 November 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Lark Quarry Conservation Park". Parks and forests. Queensland Government. 21 October 2009. Archived from the original on 25 October 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Things to do: Bladensburg National Park". Parks and forests. Queensland Government. 11 December 2009. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 25 January 2021.