A day’s drive from Brisbane lies the majestic, iconic Carnarvon Gorge stretching out over 330,000 hectares of rugged high mountain ranges descending down into lush, serene rainforests and pristine meandering river systems carved out by massive glacial flows a very, very long time ago.
An ideal sole destination for your holiday or part of an extended tour of the Queensland outback or your Aussie adventure.
How to find us
It’s a scenic 40km drive in from the A7 Carnarvon Highway between our nearest towns of Rolleston (100km to the north) and Injune (150km to the south). We strongly recommend that our guests refuel/top up at either of these towns prior to arrival as fuel is not available in Carnarvon Gorge.
Approximate town distances are as follows:
This is classed as an all-vehicle road and is accessible for all cars. You certainly don’t need four-wheel drive or off-road vehicles under normal conditions, simply travel at an appropriate speed and drive to the conditions.
The good news is that the entire road in to the national park is now fully sealed – bitumen all the way, and this greatly improves access in all weather.
You need to be very aware of wildlife, particularly if driving early morning or late afternoon. Kangaroos and wallabies can jump out at any time, and much of the road is unfenced, so watch out as the local cattle are often unwilling to move from the road!
When to visit
The best time to visit Carnarvon Gorge is between April to October when the weather is cooler and generally dryer. Those lower temperatures are perfect for walking, although in winter the nights can be a bit chilly, so bring a jacket.
Below are average temperatures (Celsius) for Carnarvon Gorge and please remember these are guidelines only, as of course mother nature does what she will with the weather!
Autumn – Daily averages 25 – 30, overnight minimum 8 – 14
Winter – Daily averages 19 – 24, overnight minimum 3 – 5 (can drop to freezing)
Spring – Daily averages 28 – 35, overnight minimum 8 – 16
Summer – Daily averages 31 – 36, overnight minimum 14 – 19