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Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Map of Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park
via the Carnarvon Highway
61 kilometres south of Rolleston
Rolleston
Queensland 4702 Australia

Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park
Rolleston, Central Highlands Area

Free Entry

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

Description

Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland's central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art. This spectacular gorge system, an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland, is the central highlands' most popular attraction. Here, the boulder-strewn Carnarvon Creek winds through the gorge, through eucalypt and cabbage palm forests, which attract 170 bird species.

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Explore creeks, mossy gorges and cool rainforests on 21 kilometres of walking tracks. Walk to Mickey Creek Gorge and look for swamp wallabies or climb up the Boolimba Bluff walk to the top of the bluff, 200 metres above Carnarvon Creek. Be rewarded by the discovery of over 2,000 engravings, ochre stencils and freehand paintings adorning sandstone walls on the longer Art Gallery walk. Spot whiptail wallabies and fairy-wrens, and watch platypus in the creek in the early morning. Have a picnic on the large grassy picnic area near 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.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

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

Open Times

Daylight hours for day visitors
24 hours for campers.The visitor centre is open from 0800 to 1600, seven days a week.
Public Holidays: Carnarvon Gorge day-use area is only open for camping during the Easter, winter and spring Queensland school holiday periods.

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. Keep to tracks and supervise children closely - especially near cliffs and water courses.

Disabled:
The Carnarvon Gorge visitor area has wheelchair-accessible toilets, picnic tables and disability car parking.

General Comments

Permits are required for camping in the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area, and fees apply. Book in advance.

How To Get There

Carnarvon Gorge is between Roma and Emerald. From Emerald, drive 65 kilometres south to Springsure then 70 kilometres east to Rolleston, and a further 61 kilometres south on the Carnarvon Highway to the Carnarvon Gorge turnoff. From Roma, drive 90 kilometres north to Injune then a further 160 kilometres along the Carnarvon Highway to the park turnoff.


Free Entry


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