Hidden inside the walls of the gorge is a 60m deep chamber, gouged from the rock by running water. Resounding acoustics add to the awe-inspiring atmosphere within the Amphitheatre.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Drive into Carnarvon Gorge off the Carnarvon Highway via Carnarvon Access Road and follow to the end of the road, where there are the car parks and Information Centre.


Carnarvon Gorge National Park

Route/Trail notes:

Head out from the information Centre on the Main Track, that starts with a creek rock crossing. After 3.7km and two further creek crossings, a side track to the left (630m) will take you up via a ladder, to the Amphitheatre though a small crevice in the rock face.

Return by the same route.



Other References/Comments:

A toilet stop is available just beyond the Moss Garden turn off.

Most people will take the opportunity to travel further into the gorge to visit the Art Gallery, Wards Canyon and the Moss Garden (14km) return, or if you have the time and energy down to Big Bend and Cathedral Cave (24km) return.

The Gorge is a long way out, so there are a number of places just outside of the National Park to camp: Takarakka Bush Camp, Wilderness Lodge and Sandstone Park and in the holiday season, Carnarvon Gorge Camping Area.


Such an amazing place! We were lucky enough to hear someone singing inside. The ladder to the entrance is quite steep & may be a little intimidating for those that are scared of heights. Inside the ampitheatre is sooo much cooler than outside.

Suz on 28 Aug, 2021

We did this walk after the Moss Garden and total km’s back to the visitor centre was about 10km. We were fortunate to have the ampitheatre to ourselves and were able to sit and marvel at the quietness & stillness. This is a must see when in the area!

S K on 22 Jun, 2021

Now, this one was fun, climbing the ladders to the small entrance and then working your way through to the chamber. The warning is that: 'don't get caught in here in a bad storm, as the only way out is the same for you and the water!'
On the day I was down there, a thunder storm came through and a Ranger and his party spent an hour sheltering under the overhang till the storm abated.

F.A.B. on 12 May, 2021

Stunning little find - worth the climb up the ladder - easier than you'd think. Preferably do not do this in summer at midday, like I did. But have to grab the opportunity when it presents.

Carmen on 21 Dec, 2020


Joanne Hanssens on 4 Jul, 2020


Suzanne on 7 Nov, 2019

Amazing! We had the place to ourselves so we were able to sit and enjoy the sounds of nature for 10 minutes. This is a fantastic side trip, nothing difficult but the steps at the end are steep so you need to be cautious.

S K on 28 Sep, 2019

Loved the rock formations and the colour of the rock. The amphitheater was a surprise once you stepped into it and it is such a peaceful place. Try to experience it by yourself or other quiet people!

Anoogle on 27 Sep, 2019

A few stairs but still worth it.

Rhiannon Brooks on 5 Apr, 2019

Wow! Barely believe that a side track of just 650 m could open in to this.

GMess on 7 Nov, 2018


Mackamcb on 19 Sep, 2018

Definitely the must see in the Carnarvon Gorge area along with the Moss Garden. Take the time to just sit & listen to the sounds if you have it to yourself. Need to be reasonable able bodied to climb the ladders leading to the entrance. Fantastic spot

Cheryl on 29 Aug, 2017

A must see when on the main trail !

J on 12 Jun, 2017

Definitely stop here. It's nice and cool on a hot day. Sound is beautiful if you know how to sing (sounds terrible when children try singing though!). Steep ladder to enter, may not suit those scared of heights.

Take a Hike on Jun, 2017

a few stairs to climb but absolutely worth it

wendy on 28 Dec, 2016

Awesome. Would love to go there again some day.

Ian and Sue on Jan, 2001


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