Cania Gorge National Park

Summary

Situated just north of Monto off the Burnett Highway, this park provides a wide selection of walks through the gorge an onto the escarpment.

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History

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Features

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Access

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Maps

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Accommodation

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Easy
1.2 km return
30 mins

Big Foot Walk

Short trail featuring a large brown image of a four-toed foot on the white sandstone cliff.

Easy
16 km
2 days

Cania Gorge

Six walks all well signposted, covering a distance of 16km, with photo opportunities and better after a wet season.

Medium
24 km return
6 hrs

Castle Mountain Lookout

This walk start from the main car park. Head off toward the Gorge lookout then it continues on from there to a fire trail that runs up the eastern side of the range. Fairly easy going and slowly works uphill with a steeper section at the end to get the heart pumping. Along the fire trail there are the odd resting chair and glimpse of views off to the east. Take plenty of water as there is no water anywhere on the trail or lookout. The maps at the start said 22km return but I had 24km on my return.

Medium
4.2 km return
2 hrs

Dragon and Bloodwood Caves

A moderate steep track leading to and along the cliff face, where a sidetrack branches north to Dragon Cave. The southern branch leads to Bloodwood Cave and then a steep stepped section to the Gorge Lookout.

Easy
3.2 km return
90 mins

Dripping Rock and The Overhang

Nice easy walk through bit of rainforest to Dripping Rock and further to The Overhang where water has eroded the base of the sandstone cliff.

Medium
5 km return
2 hrs

Fern Tree Pool and Giant's Chair Circuit

A circular walk, that takes a steep climb the Giant's Chair lookout and then down to Fern Tree Pool and back along Doctors Gully. An ever changing environment from boulder to eucalypt to rainforest.

Easy
1.4 km return
45 mins

Shamrock Mine Site

The track meanders along the creek before passing into eucalypt woodland. At the former Shamrock Gold Mine site, there is a self-guided walk with information about the life on the Cania Goldfields.

Very Hard
8 km return
6 hrs

Shamrock Mine to Castle Mountain Lookout

This walk follows a creek bed to the rock face, where you need to climb a dry waterfall, before using navigational skills to reach the fire trail that takes you to the lookout that provides stunning views of the dam, lake and gorge.

Easy
1.5 km return
1 hr

Two Storey Caves Circuit

An easy loop walk that takes in King Orchid Crevice and the Two Storey Caves.