Porcupine Gorge National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

About Porcupine Gorge

    Park features

    Covering an area of 5410ha, Porcupine Gorge National Park extends for more than 25kms along Porcupine Creek and includes surrounding open woodland and grassland. The creek has carved an impressive canyon that reveals strata of sedimentary rocks spanning hundreds of millions of years.

    In the wider section of the gorge the eroding action of the creek has also created the Pyramid, an isolated monolith of multicoloured sandstone rising from the floor of the gorge, shaped as its name suggests.

    Read more about the natural environment of Porcupine Gorge National Park.

    Looking after the park

    Open fires are not permitted inside the park. Always use fuel or gas stoves for cooking.

    See caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages this park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

    The Porcupine Gorge National Park management plan (PDF, 464.9KB) guides the management of this park.

    Tourism information links

    Flinders Discovery Centre
    www.visithughenden.com.au
    37 Gray Street, Hughenden Qld 4821
    ph (07) 4741 2970
    fax (07) 4741 1029
    email info@flinders.qld.gov.au

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

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