Battleship Spur

Carnarvon National Park
Many walks are currently closed due to COVID-19. Please,
  • check the walk's official website to confirm if the track is open
  • turn back if it looks like the track is too busy when you get there

Battleship Spur (Carnarvon National Park). Start at the Ranger Hut and walk up the gorge until you reach Boowinda Gorge. Walk up Boowinda Gorge and ascend gap in wall. Walk another 4km to the spur ascending 4 false summits and ridges. Take care on rock scree about halfway up to summit. Plenty of steps and markers to guide the way. Hard day walk recommended only for great walk months of the year. Take plenty of water. Possible Telstra 4G phone reception above scree and at summit depending on phone etc.

Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at Ranger Hut.

How do you get to the start of the walk?


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!



Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?


I left from Big Bend at 3 and got lost in the dusk moonlight, I almost died coming back. Highly recommend leaving more than enough time for this one.

Angus Small on 29 Jul, 2020

Walked to Big Bend and set up camp for the night then set off up the gorge to the spur. Took around 3hrs to get there from Big Bend, not being super fit, nor unfit. A hard steep hike but interesting variation and great views.

Caro on 25 Sep, 2018

Tough climb...

Mackamcb on 16 Sep, 2018

Amazing! So worth it!

Kyntana on 23 Sep, 2015

LOOOVED it. I think the walk is about 30km all up. Terrain changes from beautiful tropical bush walking to large cave like walls with aboriginal paintings, and gorge rock hoping. Then more bush walking to the top. Flat to steep ground, the hike has everything. Care to be taken when in the gorge to spot the white arrow marker to the top of the gorge. Part of the wall is man carved with steps to aid us (thank you park rangers!).

agms on Apr, 2015


Click here to load this map.

Nearby Walks

Done this walk?

This walk has been ticked 14 times

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.