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Carnarvon Gorge, Rolleston
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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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  • Go for your walks before 7.00AM and enjoy this paradise on Earth. The Cathedral, the Art Gallery, the Amphitheatre, Moos Garden and the Boolimba Bluff were our favourites. You need a minimum of two fu...  more »
  • This is one of the many beautiful places to visit in Australia, the various walks, hidden valleys, tranquil areas and knock out places all combine to make it a must see. 
  • We had 1.1/2 days to explore the gorge. Our first afternoon was spent tramping to Boolimba Bluff. This involved a walk of 3.2 km each way, about 960 steps and 4 ladders, quite strenuous, but well wort...  more »