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The Pyramid, Porcupine Gorge
Porcupine Creek and gorge
Porcupine Gorge canyon in flat landscape
Porcupine gorge and surrounding landscape
Map of Porcupine Gorge National Park
Kennedy Developmental Road
Hughenden
Queensland 4821 Australia

Porcupine Gorge National Park
Hughenden, North West

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/porcupine-gorge/index.html

Description

In this park, towering sandstone cliffs and lush vine-forest fringing Porcupine Creek provide a striking contrast with surrounding flat plains. Porcupine Gorge is an impressive canyon that has been carved into the landscape by the eroding action of Porcupine Creek, revealing strata of sedimentary rocks spanning hundreds of millions of years. In the wider section of the gorge the creek has also created the Pyramid, an isolated monolith of multicoloured sandstone rising from the floor of the gorge, shaped as its name suggests.

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The gorge is a great place for viewing wildlife, especially birds. Take the 2.4 kilometre return walk along the track to the base of the gorge, to explore the sculpted sandstone and deep pools of the gorge floor. Enjoy the bird calls and look for wallaroos and red kangaroos. Take an easy walk through sparse open woodland to the Pyramid lookout for scenic views over the gorge. Set up camp in the camping area and enjoy the solitude of the outback.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Walking
    Walking

Open Times

Public Holidays: After storms access to the park may be closed as the road may be temporarily inaccessible to conventional vehicles and caravans.

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

Disabled:
There is access for guests with a disability. The Pyramid campground has wheelchair-accessible toilets and some campsites have wheelchair-accessible picnic tables. The Gorge lookout is wheelchair accessible with assistance.

How To Get There

The park extends for 25 kilometres along the unsealed Kennedy Developmental Road, which runs from Hughenden to Lynd Junction. Porcupine Gorge lookout is about 60 kilometres north of Hughenden and the Pyramid camping area and gorge walk are 11 kilometres further north. When dry, the park is accessible to all vehicle types with care. Travellers should expect to encounter bulldust, corrugations, exposed rocks, creek crossings, other vehicles, native wildlife, cattle and road trains


Free Entry


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