Porcupine Gorge National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

Things to do

    Pyramid track. Photo: Queensland Government.

    Pyramid track. Photo: Queensland Government.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is available at the Pyramid camping areas. To ensure a site during holiday periods you will need to book a camp sites several weeks in advance online. Campers should bring their own drinking water, as the water supply is unreliable.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    Other accommodation

    There are motels and caravan parks at Hughenden. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    Pyramid track (Grade: moderate)

    Distance: 2.4kms return
    Time: allow 1.5hrs

    Details: Starting from the Pyramid campground a gradually descending walking track leads to the bottom of the gorge, allowing exploration of the gorge floor. The return journey to the campground, back along the same track, requires a moderate level of fitness as the track is relatively steep.

    Pyramid lookout (Grade: easy)

    Distance: 400m return
    Time: Allow 20mins walking

    Details: Starting from the second day-use area carpark this easy walk through sparse open woodland leads to the Pyramid lookout and finishes at the day-use area ring road.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    There is a day-use area at the Pyramid camping area providing wheelchair-accessible toilets, and sheltered picnic tables.

    Viewing wildlife

    The gorge, with its water source, attracts many animals. Some are permanent residents but others only appear in the dry season. Birds abound so remember to bring your binoculars.

    See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about the wildlife of Porcupine Gorge.

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