Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park Capricorn | Outback Queensland

Stop at the information centre in the Carnavon Gorge visitor area to learn more about the park. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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The department is seeking volunteers to act as campground hosts at Carnarvon Gorge section, Carnarvon National Park over the Queensland school holidays. Photo credit: Tourism and Events Queensland

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Carnarvon Gorge visitor area

Start your Carnarvon Gorge adventure at the visitor centre, where you can talk to a Park Ranger for tips on enjoying your visit.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Electric/fuel barbecue (free of charge)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Make the visitor centre your first stop when you arrive at the gorge. Here you'll find answers to all your questions about visiting the gorge and learn about its landscape, plants, animals and cultural history.

Then relax with a picnic in the grassy day-use area, shaded by towering eucalypts and slender fan palms. Look for  eastern grey kangaroos, lazing in the shade.

Use the visitor area as a base for your hike on the Main Gorge track or any of the side tracks. If you’re not quite ready to head into the gorge, stroll along the shady bank of Carnarvon Creek on the nearby Nature trail.

Getting there and getting around

Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Area is in the Carnarvon Gorge section of Carnarvon National Park in central Queensland's Sandstone Wilderness, halfway between Emerald and Roma.

  • Carnarvon Gorge visitor area is 5.9km by road from the park entrance.
  • To reach Carnarvon Gorge from Roma, drive 90km north to Injune then a further 160km along the Carnarvon Highway to the Carnarvon Gorge turn-off. If you are travelling from Emerald, drive 65km south to Springsure then 70km east to Rolleston, and a further 61km along the Carnarvon Highway to the Carnarvon Gorge turn-off.  From here, the 45km road to the park entrance is sealed.

Wheelchair access

Picnic tables in the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area are wheelchair accessible.

Drinking water

Drinking water is provided. Treat all water before use.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Carnarvon Gorge visitor area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Carnarvon Gorge safely.