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Boolimba Bluff
Injune, Maranoa Area

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13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au

Description

Those walkers enthusiastic enough to organise an early morning visit to Boolimba Bluff in Carnarvon Gorge National Park will experience panoramic views of the gorge entrance and approach area, emphasised by the changing light of sunrise as they push along the steep 3.2 kilometres climb to the northern cliff top that rises 200 metres above Carnarvon Creek.

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Towering white sandstone cliffs form a spectacular steep-sided gorge with narrow, vibrantly coloured and lush side gorges. Boulder-strewn Carnarvon Creek winds through the gorge, while endemic Livistona nitida cabbage tree palms, ancient cycads, ferns, flowering shrubs and gums add to the local flora inventory. The parks creeks attract a wide variety of animals including more than 173 species of birds.

Aboriginal rock art on the sandstone overhangs is a fragile reminder of the Aboriginal people who used the gorge for thousands of years.

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About the Walk

6.4 kilometres
2-3 hours
Half Day Walk
Hard
Return
Once across the first creek crossing from the National Park visitor area, turn right onto a signposted track.

Walk Highlights

  • Unobstructed outlook
  • Panoramic views of lush gorges
  • Towering sandstone cliffs
  • Remnant rainforest
  • Ancient cycads

Walk Hints

Take care if swimming at the Rock Pool, never dive or jump into the water.

Take all rubbish out of the park, there are no bins provided. Basic groceries, ice and gas for cooking are available every day from Takarakka Bush Resort and Carnarvon Wilderness Lodge. The closest service stations are Rolleston and Injune.

In summer, daytime temperatures can exceed 40 degrees. Winter daytime temperatures average around 20 degrees but can drop to a frosty zero degrees overnight.

Best Time To Go

The cooler months of the year from April to October are the best times to visit.

Property Details

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
The best time to visit Carnarvon Gorge National park is in the cooler months of the year from April to October. Highlights of the Boolimba Bluff walking trail include: unobstructed outlook, panoramic views of lush gorges, towering sandstone cliffs, remnant rainforests and ancient cycads. The trek is approximately 6.4 kilometres long and takes approximately two to three hours. The track has a hard classification and therefore you should be physically fit to attempt it.
Once across the first creek crossing from the National Park visitor area, turn right onto a signposted track. Take care if swimming at the Rock Pool, never dive or jump into the water. Take all rubbish out of the park, there are no bins provided. Basic groceries, ice and gas for cooking are available every day from Takarakka Bush Resort and Carnarvon Wilderness Lodge.

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


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Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Injune
Queensland 4454 Australia

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13 7468

 

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