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Central Queensland’s Best Camp Spot…….

Updated: May 21, 2022

Camping Amongst The Kangaroos At Carnarvon!!….This place is Amazing! Don’t be put off that Takarraka Bush Camping has been bought out by Big 4. It’s still a natural bush setting not too far from Carnarvon Gorge visitor centre, where you start the walks through the gorge.


We saw kangaroos everyday, some so tame they let you pat them…. Aaaarrrhhhhh!! There is also a river where you can take a refreshing dip after walking (stay still and small fish nibble away your dead skin lol) and if your lucky you can spot platypuses in certain locations.

Facilities include toilets, showers, laundry, small shop and barbecue areas.


The only downside is if you have an unpowered site you may run low on battery power because there’s so many shady spots. We were ok because we have 2 x 200 amp hour batteries and we just ran out our solar blanket to top up. After 11 nights we still had 75% battery power left. Please note there are powered sites but they get booked out very quickly.


Carnarvon Gorge is a Must Do Destination and highly recommended for people who love wildlife and walking.


Wow! Wow! Wow! The first hike out at Carnarvon gave us the most spectacular views. With 300 metres of steps and short ladders, towering over 200 metres above Carnarvon Creek Boolimba Bluff was worth every step to see such views, (6.4km return trip from visitor centre).


The Wonders Of Carnarvon Gorge…… Aboriginal Artworks…..Towering Sandstone Cliffs…..200 million years in the making.

We couldn’t help ourselves, we just had to complete all the walks at Carnarvon, including walking over continuous rocks at Boowinda Gorge. As we continued through this gorge we found the rock climbing section, taking you up the side of the gorge….. and of course we had to climb it!! Catch all the walks on our YouTube Video…


Hiking at Carnarvon is such a wonderful uplifting experience that makes you feel alive!



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