Thursday, April 5, 2012

Carnarvon Gorge....

Hi All....
We have had a wonderful few days camping at Carnarvon Gorge.

It is 40kms in off the main road, and worth every creek crossing and scary road to go and see. Remembering that this time 2 weeks ago Queensland was in flood and all this area was flooded, you can imagine the state of the roads.

Coming in I new it would be spectacular, look at the palms growing along the side of the road.

 CG is a National park with about 30kms of walking tracks following creeks like this (above) Our first walk was to Baloon Cave which had  amazing Aboriginal art work like the hand and axe prints below. The paintings where made by chewing the red ochre rock then placing your object on the rock and spraying the mixture with your mouth ....This was only a 3km walk

Next is was a walk 5kms to  Mickey Creek and Warrambah Gorge. Below is the entrance to Warrambah Gorge.

 There was moss every where which made walking tricky....Cassie has a few action shots of me on my bum hahaha. Below is Cassie climbing here way to the end of the gorge.

 Robbie showing us how it is done, I'm sure he took us on the hardest route...

 Time to walk on to the next place. The grass as you can see is high in most of the walks.
 Below we found this cleft in the rock with the Morton Bay fig growing to the side. It was so cool once we walked into here a natural air con after the heat of walking.
 There was so many walks to do and discover, but you can only do so many with little ones. Will sat under this tree yawning and it was hard to get him going again.

At the end of the day we walked into the Rock pool and all had a well deserved swim.

Below I have a map for my overseas readers  of Queensland, if you click on the picture you can see where we have been and where we are going.

Yesterday we left Carnarvon at 8am and drove through to Charters Towers, it was a long trip but the kids were so good. We had a few stops along the way at Emerald  and Belyando crossing where we had a late lunch. We arrived in the Towers about 5.30pm tired but happy to see David and Karen.

We are here for about a week before we head home along the coast road.


  1. Great photos and glad you are having a great time.

  2. Gee, this a real adventure trip for you guys! Bet the kids were all tuckered out each night, looks like fun!

    Happy Easter to you!

    Cheers - Joolz