Naturally Beautiful

Looking for a nature-based adventure? With a range of accessible natural areas, nature reserves, and national parks, including the internationally renowned 298,000-hectare Carnarvon National Park, pack your hiking shoes, mountain bike or canoe, and get outdoors in one of our natural playgrounds.

Carnarvon National Park

Follow the boulder strewn Carnarvon Creek as it winds through the towering sandstone cliffs. With narrow, lush side- gorges, Carnarvon Gorge is an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland.

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 Mt Moffatt Section of the Carnarvon National Park.

Enjoy views from the highest plateau in Queensland and see significant Aboriginal rock art sites with sculpted sandstone outcrops rising above tree lines.

For those short on time

If you don’t have enough time or the necessary transport to experience our national parks, there are several natural areas closer to town, ripe for exploring: • Fisherman’s Rest, Mitchell • Judd’s Lagoon, Yuleba • Roma Bush Gardens, Roma • Henrick’s Park, Injune
• Beranga Creek, Surat • Ooline Park, Mungallala • Adungadoo Pathway, Roma • Injune Lagoon Walk, Injune

For anglers up for the challenge of fishing our inland waterways, our region is one where the fish are always biting. Cast off for the chance to reel in yellowbelly, silver perch, cod & dew fish from our river systems and waterholes.

•Surat: Balonne River/Warroo Bridge/Surat Weir/Fisherman’s Park/Cow Paddocks/Green Timbers/Bingi Crossing/ Beldene Waterhole/Pilaway Reserve (Glenmorgan)
•Yuleba: Judds Lagoon/Yuleba Creek/Old Yuleba Fishing Hole
•Mitchell: Maranoa River/ Fishermans Rest/Neil Turner Weir/Womallila Creek/ Mertyville Creek

Every town has a great nature walk suitable for bikes, scooters, prams and skateboards.