Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Carnarvon Gorge

The approach to Carnarvon Gorge.

This is the lawn surrounding the visitors center at the gorge. The very tame kangaroos are grazing all around.
We stayed at the Takarakka Bush Resort which was very nice with a great camp kitchen. There is also the Wilderness Lodge which seems to be the ex-national park campground but there is no camping there now only cabins to rent.

The first crossing of Carnarvon Creek on one of the numerous walks.

Carnarvon Gorge is a very steep sided gorge flanked by white sandstone cliffs. There are over 20 walks through rainforest, waterfalls and caves. There is Aboriginal rock are at the Art Gallery and at Cathedral Cave.

We only got as far as the Art Gallery as the crossings after it to Cathedral Cave are very washed out after the floods. As it was, with all the side trips the walk was 15 kms so I was quite happy.

The view from Boolimba Bluff one of the shorter - 6 kms walk.

Just look at those cliffs.

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