Carnarvon Gorge Revealed

Hidden in the rugged ranges of Outback Queensland just north of Injune QLD, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art. Whether you enjoy a guided tour experience or take one of the many self- guided walks, you will be captivated by the abundance of native wildlife and the rare wilderness on offer at Carnarvon Gorge.

What To Do

Experience breathtaking views from the highest plateau in Queensland and discover significant Aboriginal rock art sites amidst sculpted sandstone outcrops that ascend above the tree lines.

Embark on a 19.4km round trip (7–8 hours) to find a serene natural pool in the bend of Carnarvon Creek, beneath towering sandstone walls. Rest in the shade of large spotted gums, observing catfish and turtles in the tranquil waters. Amenities include a composting toilet and a picnic table.

Embark on an 18.4km round trip (5–6 hours) to explore a sculpted side-gorge, located just 100m upstream of Cathedral Cave. The initial kilometer of this boulder-strewn gorge is particularly breathtaking.

Embark on an 18.2km round trip (5–6 hours) to discover a massive, wind-eroded overhang that served as a shelter for Aboriginal people for millennia. Witness a panorama of rock art, reflecting the rich cultural life of those who gathered in this historic space.

Embark on a 10.8km round trip (3–4 hours) to encounter a significant Aboriginal site where over two thousand engravings, ochre stencils, and freehand paintings adorn the 62m-long sandstone walls.

9.2km return (3–4 hours) –  a cool place to visit on a hot day, this walk offers a short, steep rise up through spotted gums leads to the lower falls and then further into the shaded canyon.

Take an 8.6km round trip (3–4 hours) to discover a hidden 60m deep chamber inside the gorge walls, carved by running water. Marvel at the towering sandstone walls and natural skylight, creating an awe-inspiring atmosphere within.

Embark on a 7km round trip (2–3 hours) to experience the Moss Garden, where water constantly drips from the sandstone walls, nurturing a lush carpet of mosses, ferns, and liverworts. Beneath towering tree ferns reaching for sunlight, a small waterfall gracefully cascades over a rock ledge into an icy pool.

Take a 6.4km round trip (2–3 hours) to discover the vistas above the cliff line at Boolimba Bluff, soaring 200m above Carnarvon Creek. This exclusive lookout track in the gorge provides panoramic views of distant ranges. The walk, featuring steps, steep sections, and one very steep section with 300m of steps and short ladders, offers a diverse journey through various habitats. Opt for an early morning stroll for the best experience.

Discover a unique facet of the Carnarvon Ranges by joining a Boobook Ecotour. Explore hidden wonders, secluded gorges, Aboriginal rock art, dinosaur plants, and enchanting wildlife with exclusive access to a 72,000-acre working cattle station.

With over two decades of experience, this locally owned tour company provides a variety of tours unveiling the hidden wonders of Carnarvon Gorge’s landscapes and wildlife.

If you’ve done the short walks around the main gorge, tackle the challenge of the full distance (87km). This six or seven-day circuit links both the Carnarvon Gorge and Mount Moffatt Section of the Carnarvon National Park.

Experience stunning vistas from Queensland’s highest plateau and discover significant Aboriginal rock art sites featuring sculpted sandstone outcrops rising above the tree lines.

Navigate Carnarvon Gorge effortlessly with clearly marked tracks, guiding you from the main access road to the park visitor center or from the primary walking track in the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area. For efficient planning of your walking adventure, we recommend visiting the QPWS website.


Mickey Creek Gorge—3km return (1.5 hours) Wander along Mickey Creek and into narrow side gorges where the walking track becomes a rock-hopping adventure. Swamp wallabies are often seen resting here. Rocky sections of this track are slippery and caution is needed on creek crossings.

Rock Pool—600m return (30 minutes) The Rock Pool has been carved from the bed of Carnarvon Creek by the turbulent water of past floods. Rest in the shade of fig and casuarina trees and watch for platypus and turtles. The picnic area includes toilets and picnic tables. This is the only place in Carnarvon Gorge designated for swimming.

Nature trail—1.5km return (1 hour)This short stroll along the shady banks of Carnarvon Creek provides a snapshot of the plant life on the gorge floor. You can see turtles basking in the sun, and if you’re quiet enough you may see the elusive platypus. Dusk and dawn provide the best opportunities for watching wildlife.

There’s more than meets the eye in Roma – come and visit and let us reveal the treasures of Roma and the surrounding region.

Where to Stay

Farm Stays

Kenniff’s Gang Bush Camp

Mt Moffatt QLD 4465

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10km from Mt Moffatt National Park

Cabins, Caravan Parks & Camping

Carnarvon Gorge – Breeze Holiday Park

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(07) 4984 4535

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Carnarvon Gorge Camping Area

Carnarvon Gorge O’Brien’s Road, Carnarvon Park QLD 4702

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Available during the Easter, June-July and September-October Queensland school holidays.

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Mount Moffatt

Mount Moffatt National Park

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Mount Moffatt has four camping areas catering for a range of experiences from walk-in camping to camper trailers and off-road caravans.

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National Park Camping

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13 7468

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Sandstone Park

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1800 874 444

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Carnarvon Gorge – Wilderness Lodge

4034 Obriens Road, Carnarvon Park QLD 4702

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07 4984 4503