Over time, Porcupine Creek has carved sculptures and potholes in the natural rock, the most famous of which is the Pyramid, an isolated monolith of multicoloured sandstone rising from the floor of the gorge. Pyramid Campground, with 22 sites for self-sufficient campers, is in the upper level of the gorge at the starting point for the 2.4 km return Pyramid track that leads down into the gorge. It is 500 m from the park entrance and 2.5 km from Mt Emu Plains Rd. Bring drinking water. Note: open fires and generators are not permitted. Half of the sites can be booked in advance; the other half are first-come, first-served.
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required Camping fees: if you have not booked ahead, fees can be paid and permits acquired at the self-registration station
This campsite is located in Porcupine Gorge National Park
Appearing like an oasis in the dry, flat plains north of Hughenden, Porcupine Gorge National Park features towering sandstone cliffs and a ribbon of greenery lining Porcupine Creek. Over millions of years, this stream has eroded the surrounding basalt-capped sandstone into the deep gorge we see today; it changes from a string of pools in winter to a cascade in the wet season. The best time to visit this national park is in the cooler months of the year, as the summers can be extremely hot. Come with a 4WD in wet weather. Advance bookings are recommended for camping.
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