Carnarvon Gorge section, Carnarvon National Park - a spectacular gorge system with towering white cliffs and lush side gorges - is Queensland's central highlands' most popular attraction. Carnarvon Creek meanders through eucalypt and cabbage palm forest and attracts 170 bird species. Explore creeks, mossy gorges and cool rainforests on 21 kilometres of walking track. Walk deep into the gorge, stroll the nature trail, or head for nearby Mickey Creek, the Rock Pool or climb Boolimba Bluff. Discover Aboriginal art at Baloon Cave, the Art Gallery and Cathedral Cave. Spot whiptail wallabies and fairy-wrens, and watch platypus in the creek in the early morning.... more
A large grassy picnic area is situated at the entrance to the gorge. Enjoy camping in the visitor area during the Queensland school holidays: Easter, June to July and September to October. Bookings are essential. Privately run accommodation is available just outside the gorge at all times of the year.... less
Children are welcome. Keep to tracks and supervise children closely - especially near cliffs and water courses.
The Carnarvon Gorge visitor area has wheelchair-accessible toilets, picnic tables and disability car parking.
Permits are required for camping in the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area, and fees apply. Book in advance.
How To Get There
Carnarvon Gorge is 246 kilometres north of Roma or 240 kilometres south of Emerald. The final 15 kilometres is gravel road and is normally suitable for conventional vehicles and caravans in dry weather only. The road can become impassable after rain.
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