Carnarvon Gorge, Rolleston
Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
Nestled in Queensland’s rugged central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge is noted for its towering sandstone cliffs, colorful side gorges, indigenous rock art sites, and diverse plant and animal life. Created by water erosion, this gorge is around 30 km (19 mi) long and 600 m (1,968 ft) deep. Easily accessible and offering a variety of activities, the gorge is arguably the most visited feature within the Carnarvon National Park. Explore the lower section of the gorge, where you can visit a number of aboriginal cultural sites, narrow sandstone canyons, extensive cliffs, basalt tablelands, and mountain ranges. Discover numerous hiking trails around the gorge, or tackle several remote tracks enjoyed by the more experienced hikers. Eco-friendly accommodations and guided tours, lasting several days, are also available. Work out when and for how long to visit Carnarvon Gorge and other Rolleston attractions using our handy Rolleston trip generator.
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What an amazing place! # We did the hike to Boolimba Bluff on our first afternoon there! It is 1km from visitors centre to turnoff and then 4.4 kms to top & back ,plus another 1km back to visitors cen... read more »
We spent 4 days trekking around the gorge and it was so beautiful. It had a little bit of everything with aboriginal artwork, scenic canyons, magnificent gorges, creek crossings, for a and flora. What... read more »
This is a very special port of Australia with magnificent scenery and fascinating Aboriginal history.
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