Carnarvon Gorge National Park

Do not let the long drive in or the 20 kilometres of gravel road (impassable to 2WDs in the Wet) put you off this priceless national park. It has remnant rainforest, cabbage tree palms, ancient cycads, rare king ferns, moss gardens, countless eucalypts, Aboriginal art, towering multi-coloured cliffs, and some of the best bushwalking in the state. Camping is permitted in the Carnarvon Gorge day-use area during the Easter, winter and spring Queensland school holidays. Big Bend camping area, reached by a 10-kilometre walk, is open all year (for bookings, see below). The two closest accommodation options, just outside the park, are the eco-accredited Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge and Takarakka Bush Resort, which both have simple cabins. They also offer guided walking tours.

Contact Info

Camp bookings: 13 1304

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