In Porcupine Gorge National Park, towering sandstone cliffs and lush vine-forest fringing Porcupine Creek provide a striking contrast with surrounding flat plains. This impressive canyon reveals layers of sedimentary rocks spanning millions of years. The gorge is a great place for viewing wildlife, especially birds. Take a 2.4 kilometre walk along a track to the base of the gorge. Listen for the calls of currawongs, parrots and soaring birds of prey. Look closely to see black ducks, red-winged parrots, pardalotes and honeyeaters. You may also see common wallaroos and rock-wallabies.
Children are welcome.
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 Porcupine Gorge lookout is about 60 kilometres north of Hughenden. The Pyramid campground and gorge walk are another 11 kilometres further north along the unsealed Kennedy Developmental Road. This road from Hughenden to Lynd Junction runs parallel to the western edge of the gorge and, when dry, 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. After storms the road may be temporarily closed or inaccessible to conventional vehicles and caravans.
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