via Rolleston, QLD
It’s happening, a club trip to Carnarvon Gorge next year. Hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands, Carnarvon Gorge features towering sandstone cliffs, vibrantly coloured side gorges, diverse flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art. A walking path extends the length of the gorge with side paths leading to various areas of interest such as the Moss Garden, Wards Canyon, The Amphitheatre and more. Further information on Carnarvon Gorge may be found here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/carnarvon-gorge/about.
The walking tracks in Carnarvon Gorge are Grade 3 or 4. A moderate or higher standard of fitness is required. Information on walking track grades can be found here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/164104/track-trail-classification.pdf.
Accommodation will be at Takarakka. Per night prices are; Powered sites from $48, Safari Tents from $125, Ensuite Safari Tents from $165 with other more luxurious options from $248. More information on Takarakka can be found here: https://www.takarakka.com.au/.
The distance to Carnarvon Gorge is approximately 700 kms so it is preferable for a relaxed trip to split the journey over 2 days. Leaving April 29th we will arrive at our accommodation on the 30th. Staying 5 nights we will leave on May 5th and return home on May 6th. That allows 4 full days to explore the gorge.
April 29th, 1 night at the Big Rig CP Roma. They have a range of sites and cabins available. Please make your own booking. http://www.bigrig.net.au/.
April 30th to May 4th, departing May 5th at Takarakka Bush Resort, 5 nights. Please make your own booking. https://www.takarakka.com.au/accommodation/.
May 5th, please plan your own journey home, plan an overnight stay, travel safely and enjoy.
Those who do not wish to explore the Gorge should bear in mind there is not much by way of alternative, low energy activities in the area.
If you wish to part of this trip, please book your accommodation directly with Takarakka ASAP. This is important as it is peak season for them and with the current travel restrictions Queenslanders are out there in big numbers and accommodation at popular attractions fills fast. When the borders with NSW open it may increase demand further. Also, Roma is a base for mine & gas field workers so accommodation may be at a premium there too so book now. Once booked please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org, advising the type of accommodation you’ve booked.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Let’s make this another great CCG event, see you there.