Dis­cover and visit the beau­ti­ful Carnar­von Gorge

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With ma­jes­tic rock for­ma­tions and spec­tac­u­lar scenery, this world-class wilder­ness des­ti­na­tion should be on ev­ery Queenslander’s travel bucket list.

But it’s not for the faint-hearted. This is an en­er­getic hol­i­day so be­fore you pack the car you’ll need to do some se­ri­ous re­search and be pre­pared.

TIME

Al­low at least a week to fully ap­pre­ci­ate the beauty of this in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed na­tional park. April to Septem­ber is the best time to visit – cer­tainly not the sum­mer months.

GET­TING THERE FROM TOOWOOMBA

Carnar­van Na­tional Park is a good 11-hour drive from Toowoomba. The quick­est route is via Miles but you could also travel via Roma – or maybe on the way home.

WALKS

Carnar­von Gorge is fa­mous for its var­ied and beau­ti­ful walks – 23 in fact. There are walks through gorges, walks with an­cient rock art and walks with sweep­ing views. The eas­i­est is prob­a­bly the Moss Gar­den at just three hours and the most ad­vanced is the Carnar­von Great Walk, which takes a solid seven days. You’ll need to be an ex­pe­ri­enced bush­walker and camper for this one.

WHERE TO STAY

There are 13 camp­ing grounds through­out the na­tional park. If you pre­fer crea­ture com­forts then check out the Takarakka Bush Re­sort’s cot­tages, stu­dios, cab­ins and camp sites. For the “glam­pers” check out the safari cab­ins at Carnar­von Gorge Wilder­ness Lodge.

WHAT TO PACK

Visit your lo­cal out­door/camp­ing store and kit your­self out with all the gear that will keep you safe on the trail. Get pro­fes­sional ad­vice on the right shoes for your feet and back­pack for your abil­ity.

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