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Address: Carnarvon National Park, Queensland, Australia
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Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk

This place is absolutely amazing! It is well worth the visit. We did the Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk - a 5 night multi day hike covering over 87 kms. The entire place is stunning... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kara-and-Dylan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely amazing! It is well worth the visit. We did the Carnarvon Gorge Great Walk - a 5 night multi day hike covering over 87 kms. The entire place is stunning. Tough walk. Don't attempt if you aren't experienced or fit.

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Caloundra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 5 nights staying in this area and visited the gorge over a couple of days. Most locations are an easy walk, even with children. Must sees are the Moss Garden, Art Gallery, Amphitheatre and Ward's Canyon. For the more adventurous and if you have plenty of time, several hours are needed to travel further to Cathedral Cave and beyond.... More 

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Crows Nest, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We camped at the National Park for 4 nights and spent a day walking to the first four sites, had our picnic and plenty of stops along the way to rest and to soak in the beauty and enjoy just being there. What a stunning place, we were there just as the roads reopened after storms, and so the gorge... More 

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Thank Carolyn A
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The Gorge is beautiful! The main walkway is well maintained and relatively flat the whole way. To see the main sights it is at least 15km, allow 5 hours. It was very hot, take as much water as you expect to use then double it! Thankfully, we also took electrolyte replacements. Ok, that's the bad stuff! The scenery will blow... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The walk up the gorge is an easy 7-8 kms to the Art Gallery with its magnificent ancient Aboriginal rock paintings, but don't do it in summer. From the gorge there are numerous side trips and the Art Gallery plus the Amphitheatre, possibly also Wards Gorge are all "must sees". Unfortunately, because it is a box canyon you have to... More 

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Toowoomba Queensland
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This place is ancient - just look at the height of the cliffs bordering what poses as a small creek - until the rains come. The moss gardens, the aboriginal art, the scenery, everything makes the trip worthwhile. Probably about 3 hours from Roma. Roads are being improved all the time.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

30 degrees plus. Left 7am with x2 4yo girls and a 1 yo strapped to my chest. I'm fit. Did the walk to the art gallery, stopped in at Moss Garden on the way back. Girls were starting the 'are we there yet' in the last km - but did victory dances at the Ranger hut. They truly loved it.... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

day 1 hubby and i walked to cathedral cave. well worth the trip. Day 2 we went to the bluff. 900 steps up a steep grade and the 750 m walk across the top to the most amazing view. Day three we did the small walks and then Day 4 we did baloon cave and excellent place for the disabled... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Go for your walks before 7.00AM and enjoy this paradise on Earth. The Cathedral, the Art Gallery, the Amphitheatre, Moos Garden and the Boolimba Bluff were our favourites. You need a minimum of two full days @ the Gorge.

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Macksville, Australia
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is one of the many beautiful places to visit in Australia, the various walks, hidden valleys, tranquil areas and knock out places all combine to make it a must see.

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