A trip to Carnarvon Gorge in Carnarvon NP is a memorable off-road adventure which starts as soon as you enter the park.
Numerous creek crossings have to be navigated while the white towering cliffs in the distance whet your appetite for a true bush camping experience.
Bushwalking is the only way to explore this rugged landscape. The 10km return walk to the majestic Amphitheatre is a must − hidden inside the walls of the gorge is a 60m deep chamber, gouged from the rock by running water.
Shorter walks are the 3km return walk to Mickey Gorge and the one-kilometre return walk to Baloon Cave where you’ll be treated to Aboriginal art.
Carnarvon Gorge is 241km south-east of Emerald and 244 km north-east of Roma, in south-east Queensland.
The National Park campground provides unpowered sites and is only open during Easter, winter and spring Qld school holidays. Facilities include coin-operated hot showers and flush toilets. Sites must be pre-booked ($6.15 person/night or $24.60 per family/night).
Visit www.npsr.qld.gov.au or phone 13 74 68 for more information.