This is a proper outback adventure that’s within range of a weeklong strike mission for Brisbanites. 700km to the northwest of the Sunny State capital, Carnarvon National Park is a red dirt oasis of sandstone rock formations and gorges.
The park protects an outback wilderness straddling the central Queensland Great Dividing Range, and its crown jewel is Carnarvon Gorge, which boasts magnificent scenery and is very accessible.
Visitors will want to check out a few of the other highlights of the park, including Mount Moffat, Ka Ka Mundi and Salvatore Rosa. Home to some of Queensland’s more unique landscapes, a trip out to Carnarvon National Park is one you’ll remember forever.
STUFF TO DO
4WDING: Long winding tracks need be traversed in order to visit the major landmarks of the park. The terrain is varied and for the most part of gentle to medium difficulty. Expect some corrugations and to need to vary your tyre pressures.
PHOTOGRAPHY seems easy when you’re presented with landscapes like this! Seriously, you could point your camera just about anywhere out here and turn out decent snaps, but the sites looks best cloaked in the soft light of dawn and dusk.
LOCATION: 700km northwest of Brisbane and access is via the Dawson Highway or the Warego Highway.
CAMPING is available within the park’s visitor area during holiday periods and at the walk-in Big Bend campground year round. Bookings need to be made online prior to arrival.
FUEL is available at Rolleston and Injune.
MORE INFO is available at www.npsr.qld.gov.au