Features of Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park
The major attractions of this park are Blanche Cup and The Bubbler mound springs. These are both excellent examples of natural artesian springs. Hamilton Hill, a large hill in an otherwise flat landscape, is a large extinct mound spring that indicates much higher flows from mound springs in the geological past.
Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park was established in 1996, with additional areas added to the Park in 2000. Prior to 1996, the land was part of the Stuart Creek pastoral lease. However, the particular importance of Blanche Cup and the Bubbler has long been recognised, and protective fencing was established around these springs in the mid-1980s through a partnership between the Stuart Creek lessees and the State Environment Department.
Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park also contains many other lower-flow mound springs, but they are not accessible by vehicle. Elizabeth Springs, in the northern section of the Park, contains many small springs or seeps that support small wetland areas. Springs other than Blanche Cup and the Bubbler are best accessed with the assistance of a guide who is familiar with the Park.
Wabma Kadarbu Mound Springs Conservation Park is a day visitor area only. Camping is available at nearby Coward Springs. This privately run camping area, located next to the old railway bore, provides toilets and showers.