Carnarvon Great Walk Capricorn | Outback Queensland

Experience a remote and beautiful landscape along the Carnarvon Great Walk. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Camping in Carnarvon Great Walk

The Carnarvon Great Walk offers remote camping opportunities in some of the wildest country in central Queensland.

The Carnarvon Great Walk offers remote camping opportunities in some of the wildest country in central Queensland. Photo A. Creed, Queensland Government.

Walkers’ camps

There are five camping areas on the Carnarvon Great Walk. These are Big Bend walkers’ camp, Gadd’s walkers’ camp, West Branch walkers’ camp, Consuelo camping zone and Cabbage Tree camping zone.

The maximum group size for your Carnarvon Great Walk, if camping overnight, is six people. You can stay for a maximum of two nights in a row and numbers are limited at each of the walkers’ camps, so advance bookings are essential. Camping permits are required and fees apply.

Carnarvon Gorge Section

Camping is permitted in the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area during the Easter, winter and spring Queensland school holidays. Outside school holiday periods you will need to organise accommodation with the Takarakka Bush Resort or the Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge.

Big Bend camping area, reached by a 19.4km return walk, is open all year.

Bookings for this small camping area and for camping at the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area cannot be made at the visitor centre.

Camping permits are required and fees apply.

Mount Moffatt Section

Mount Moffatt has four camping areas, each with a limited number of campsites. During school holidays, campsites must be booked in advance.

Dargonelly Rock Hole and West Branch camping areas

These camping areas can be reached by conventional vehicles in dry weather. Pit toilets and water are provided.

Rotary Shelter Shed and Top Moffatt camping areas

These areas are accessible by 4WD vehicle only. The small Rotary Shelter Shed camping area has a picnic shelter, toilet and barbecue. Water is available but is limited and should be used for drinking only. The Top Moffatt camping area has a toilet only—no water is available here.

Camping permits are required and fees apply.

Other accommodation

Near Carnarvon Gorge

Commercially operated campsites and holiday accommodation are available all year round, close to the park. Takarakka Bush Resort and Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge are 4km and3 km respectively by road from the Carnarvon Gorge National Park information centre. Both have cabins and Takarakka also offers camping facilities with powered sites.

For more information see the tourism information links.

Near Mount Moffatt

A range of holiday accommodation is available in and near the towns of Injune and Mitchell. For more information see the tourism information links below.

Park-specific conditions

Read more about Walk safely and Walk softly.

  • Recharge after a hard day's walk with a peaceful night beside the creek beneath towering sandstone walls of the gorge.

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camp in amongst shady ironbarks in an area steeped in pastoral history and relax after an adventurous day’s walk.

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camp in this shady camping area with endless views of the surrounding landscape and refresh after a long day’s hike.

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camp high on the ‘Rooftop of Queensland’ in the remote and beautiful landscape of the Consuelo Tableland after a strenuous day’s hike.

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • After an exhilarating day’s walking through the highlands, relax in a lofty eucalypt forest scattered with giant cycads.

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.