Carnarvon Gorge and National Park
An oasis in the heart of Queensland, Carnarvon National Park is characterised by towering white sandstone cliffs and pockets of rainforest. It’s also known for its incredible abundance of wildlife, being home to over 180 species of birds, 90 reptiles, 22 frog species and five of our six species of gliders. It’s also a refuge for Australia’s two monotremes, the Platypus and Echidna.
Today, there are numerous guided walks available, depending on your level of fitness. Spot an elusive Platypus on a gentle nature trail or, for the more seasoned walkers, head up the gorge to Moss Garden, where the water seeping out of the limestone supports a lush carpet of mosses and ferns. Your experienced guides will explain each walk and assist you in choosing the right option.
This afternoon there is also the opportunity for scenic helicopter flights to be taken over the park (at own expense). Alternatively, enjoy a chance to relax in your safari cabin and soak up the superb atmosphere of this unique outback environment. (B, L, D)