Porcupine Gorge National Park
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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.
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.
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 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
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Kennedy Developmental Road
Queensland 4821 Australia
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