Porcupine Gorge National Park Outback Queensland

Photo credit: John Augusteyn © Queensland Government

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Things to do

    Pyramid walking track

    Pyramid walking track

    Photo credit: Queensland Government

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is available at the Pyramid camping area. All bookings for camp sites must be made online prior to visiting the park, and well in advance during peak season (April to October).

    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 walking track (Grade: moderate)

    Distance: 2.4kms return
    Time: allow 1.5hrs

    Details: Starting from the Pyramid camping area the walking track descends to the bottom of the gorge. And offers the opportunity to explore the surrounds of the gorge floor and Porcupine Creek. The return journey up to the camping area is back along the same track. Remember to allow for frequent breaks to admire the landscape, take adequate drinking water, wear sun protection and sturdy ankle-supporting footwear. This walk requires a reasonable level of fitness as the track has steep sections and steps. Please heed all safety advice.

    Pyramid lookout (Grade: easy)

    Distance: 400m return
    Time: Allow 20mins walking

    Details: This walk starts and finishes from the Pyramid day-use area carpark. A easy walk through open woodland leads to the Pyramid lookout. Catch a stunning view of the surrounding landscape and marvel at the parks’ ancient geology.

    Gorge lookout (Grade: easy, wheelchair accessible with assistance)

    Distance: 200m return
    Time: 40mins

    Details: Located 1.5km from the Kennedy Development Road and 11km from the Pyramid camping area, this short walk starts and finishes from the Gorge lookout carpark. Enjoy sweeping views across the gorge and down into Porcupine Creek and learn about the parks’ geology. Please heed all safety advice.

    Flock of red-tailed black cockatooOpen larger image

    Flocks for red-tailed black cockatoos are often seen in the woodlands surrounding the gorge.

    Photo credit: Linda Thompson © Queensland Government

    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 many permanent waterholes, provides an important refuge for and attracts a wide variety of  animals. Some are permanent residents but others only appear in the dry season. Birds are 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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