Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park Capricorn | Outback Queensland

Photo © Queensland Government

Like to become a campground host?

The department is seeking volunteers to act as campground hosts at Carnarvon Gorge section, Carnarvon National Park over the Queensland school holidays.

Camping in Carnarvon Gorge

Camping in the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area is only available during the Easter, June-July and September-October Queensland school holidays. Big Bend camping area, reached by a 19.4km return walk, is open all year.

Accommodation is available just outside the national park all year round at Takarakka Bush Resort and seasonally at the Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge and Sandstone Park.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite.

Carnarvon National Park offers many opportunities for great camping. Photo Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Carnarvon National Park offers many opportunities for great camping. Photo Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Like to become a campground host?

Help rangers greet visitors and maintain visitor facilities in return for free camping in one of Queensland’s most iconic national parks.

Enjoy talking to people, love camping, are self-sufficient and equipped to camp in all weather conditions—campground hosting could be for you!

The department is seeking volunteers to act as campground hosts at Carnarvon Gorge section, Carnarvon National Park over the Queensland school holidays.

For details on how to apply simply download the Carnarvon Gorge campground host information pack (PDF, 706.6KB) .

Park-specific conditions

  • Bookings for Big Bend camping area and for seasonal camping at the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area must be made in advance.
  • You’ll be on the doorstep of Carnarvon Gorge when you set up camp in this well-equipped and shady camping area.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Enjoy the tranquillity in this cool retreat beside Carnarvon Creek with a scenic backdrop of sheer sandstone cliffs.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted