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Wander along Mickey Creek and into narrow side gorges where the walking track becomes a rock-hopping adventure. Swamp wallabies are often seen resting here. Rocky sections of this track are slippery and caution is needed on creek crossings. The formed track ends 1.5km from the Mickey Creek car park.

Bird Watching
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest
554m
Maximum Elevation
81m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Drive into Carnarvon Gorge off the Carnarvon Highway via Carnarvon Access Road and follow to just beyond the entry to the park and on the left hand side is a small car park to the entrance of the walk.

Maps:

Carnarvon Gorge National Park

Route/Trail notes:

A well maintained track from the car park, takes you 1.5km along the creek. Beyond that, you are on your own to work your way up as far as you can go. This involves rock hopping and crisscrossing the creek, walking ledges and supporting yourself through small crevices. After 300m, there is a gorge to your right that gets seriously narrow that would take you to a 'T' junction, but unsure where that leads beyond that. To the left, you can continue a further 550m till you are faced with massive boulders that prevent your progress.

Return by the same route.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Most people will take the opportunity to complete both Mickey and Warrumbah Creek on the same trip.

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.

Gorge conditions change year on year due to storm and flood, so how far up the creek you can progress may change.

Comments

This is not a hard walk! Make sure you keep walking past the sign that says ‘end of formed track’. The track is clear to follow over the rocks and after a hundred metres or so, you will be up in the gorge! It’s impressive but Warrumbah is better!

S K on 24 Jun, 2021

Yesterday I was in the Main Gorge, but today is all the side trips. I was told; 'go beyond the maintained track', and they were right, that is where the adventure begins. I managed a further 800m scramble up through the creek, till I was faces by a series of huge boulders that blocked my path. I subsequently found that you can climb under the boulders, but being on my own and nobody else around, it was not a risk I was prepared to take.

F.A.B. on 13 May, 2021

Easy walk. Good path and plenty of wildlife about.

Nathan Boyce on 2 Oct, 2019

A great, easy 3km return hike with a small amount of rock hopping. Quite picturesque and we were fortunate to see an echidna walking along near us before he/she started curling and burrowing for their life! Definitely worth doing when in the area.

S K on 28 Sep, 2019

An easy walk with some rock hopping. Picturesque. Saw a wallaby, echidna and white-browned scrubwrens.

Anoogle on 28 Sep, 2019

Easy walk up the gorge and rock hopping beyond the formed track marker.
Don’t miss the short side track into Warrumbah Gorge - it might only be a couple of hundred metres but leads to a short easy climb up into a spectacular cliff formation.

GMess on 4 Nov, 2018

take an old pair of shoes and walk/scramble up the creek

Mackamcb on 17 Sep, 2018

Pleasant walk along a rivulet easily accessed.

Cheryl on 30 Aug, 2017

Nice walk through gorge, fun rock scrambling in parts.

Take a Hike on Jun, 2017

a great walk and so pretty. there is also a side track ,,,make sure you do it also

wendy on 28 Dec, 2016

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