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Carnarvon Gorge

Carnarvon Gorge is an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland.

Here, 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.

A wealth of cultural and natural heritage lies within this special place. The gorge is home to a range of significant plant and animal species, many of them relics of cooler, wetter times.


Carnarvon Gorge is located about 700 northwest of Brisbane.

Gorge is primarily created by water erosion and it is around 30 kilometres long, 600 metres deep at the mouth. It is the most visited feature within Carnarvon National Park due to the diversity of experiences it contains and the ease with which it can be accessed.

The closest towns are Injune and Rolleston.


From National Park campground, a 10km track leads to many side gorges and site-seeing places.


The main track criss-cross over Carnarvon Creek several times.








Entry to Amphitheater.


Inside Amphitheater.




Art gallery with many Aborginal arts & paintings.






View from Battleship Spur looking over Carnarvon Gorge towards east. It is 16km from the campground.


View from Boolimba Bluff vieweing Platform - looking east.




Moonrise from Boolimba Bluff.


Sunset at Boolimba Bluff - looking west.


Sunset at Boolimba Bluff - looking east.


Lime stone cliff on the way to Boolimba Bluff.


Cathedral Cave - another Aboriginal painting place to visit. It is about 9km from campground on the main track.


Ward's Canyon. It is quite cool in summer.


A local at the campground.


Happy Hour in the evening.


10 Downing Street, Caranarvon Gorge National Park camping ground.


Couple of years ago, came across Fig Tail Lizard on a night track to Boolimba Bluff - considered a rare species in this part.

Dakota Plane- In 1943 the aircraft broke up in mid-air in a violent storm over Rewan Station south of Springsure (about 200 miles south west of Rockhampton, and about 400 miles south of Mackay) at 1500K hours killing the crew of four and all fifteen passengers on board


Names of personnel killed in the unfortunate crash.




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