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Carnarvon Gorge

Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 4984 4535
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Carnarvon Gorge - Takarakka Bush Resort & Caravan Park

Stayed at Takarakka Bush Resort & Caravan Park, absolutely fantastic. Only a short drive to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allan M
Geelong, Australia
So much to see, so spiritual, so beautiful

A wonderous place, good for the soul. Plan to stay about a week to full enjoy it all at a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Celia D
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“art gallery” (87 reviews)
“moss garden” (71 reviews)
“creek crossings” (32 reviews)
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Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Takarakka Bush Resort & Caravan Park, absolutely fantastic. Only a short drive to Carnarvon Gorge. We had an unpowered site that was quite generous. The camp kitchen and toilets were great, very clean and fresh. Firewood provided daily for the open fire pit....More

Thank Allan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderous place, good for the soul. Plan to stay about a week to full enjoy it all at a reasonable pace. Every walk is a highlight, especially the art at Cathedral Cave. The moss garden is hard to leave.

Thank Celia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unlike some national park experiences, the ability to experience the environment is not limited to the super fit. There is even a short walk here that is wheelchair accessible which is not often found. If you are an avid and experienced hiker there are still...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did a couple of the walks, the area is beautiful and the walks well marked. If you are really energetic the longer walks have the best scenery

Thank alemap22
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Carnarvon Gorge is an ancient place of amazing beauty. The walking tracks are well maintained and well marked. The creek crossings are safe with well placed stepping stones. Take your time to stop frequently and look up and across at the wonders of the Gorge....More

Thank MazdaAnne
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were unable to leave the campground so when we tried to leave for the gorge we were trapped at the camp

1  Thank Sam L
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

After hearing so much about it we booked at Takarakka Resort. The original plan was to camp, but rain caused us to book a cabin instead. Not only is Takarakka just great, staff are fabulous, but the Gorge is just beautiful. Leave a few days...More

Thank Geoff H
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was a wonderful place to visit, we were only here in the gorge a half day and we did a guided hike to a waterfall. But there were other trails that would have been nice to explore. THe guided hike was very good and...More

Thank River_diva_mary
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Considered ourselves moderately fit late 60 year old city types and the walks, although tiring, were easy enough with only a little climbing. The Queensland Parks have done a fantastic job in setting up and maintaining the park

Thank DACLes
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed walking through Carnarvon Gorge, travelling in October. I would recommend starting early (6:30 am) as the heat can become intolerable by early afternoon. These trails are very well-marked and only require a normal level of fitness. Trips up to Battleship and Boolimba...More

Thank Chris T
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James H
6 May 2017|
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Response from Rosemary P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we stayed in an onsite safari style van. You will have to go to their website as all my material on Carnarvon is at home and I am across the other side of the world. Sorry I can't help.
26 April 2017|
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Response from blakbul | Reviewed this property |
just FYI...if it's wet, the upgraded roads before Takarakka become a deep rich clay. We saw one traveler (motorbike) attempt the road and have to turn back - however we found the pass ok (4x4). not sure if the bitumen has... More
13 October 2016|
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Response from Janine B | Reviewed this property |
you don't need a 4WD you can only get to the entrance and then you are on foot. you cannot drive into the gorge.