This short stroll along the shady banks of Carnarvon Creek provides a snapshot of the plant life on the gorge floor. You can see turtles basking in the sun, and if you're quiet enough you may see the elusive platypus. Dusk and dawn provide the best opportunities for watching wildlife.

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:

The walk starts from outside of the Information Centre. Take the Main Gorge Trail for 100m and after rock hopping the creek, turn right along the path and follow it along the far side of the creek, before recrossing the creek and along the edge of the camping area back to the start.



Other References/Comments:

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 you crisscross the creek may vary.


After a day up Mickey, Warrumbah and the Rock Pools, this was a pleasant and tranquil walk down and around the Carnarvon Creek.

F.A.B. on 13 May, 2021

Easy stroll from camp grounds back to visitors centre. Plenty of wild life about and a good taste of what to expect on the longer walks in the area

Nathan Boyce on 1 Oct, 2019

Nice walk, platypus frollick in the evening

Mackamcb on 18 Sep, 2018

Pleasant walk around the parking & visitor area. The is a riverbed to walk over so one needs to be steady on foot. Good walk if combined with the other short, park & walk spots like Mickey Creek, Rock Pools, Baloon Cave.

Cheryl on 30 Aug, 2017

Easy walk. Go before sunrise to spot platypus, they are so cute!

Take a Hike on Jun, 2017

lovely little walk

wendy on 28 Dec, 2016

Flew into Roma and hired a four wheel drive to go to Carnarvan Gorge. Had a great time visiting the gorge. We added a few more walks on our three day stay, like the Art Gallery, Wards Canyon,Amphitheater,Moss Garden,and Boolimba Bluff. Checked out the Platapus which is done early morning or late evening just before sundown. Had a BBQ every night this was a great adventure.

HelenR on 14 Mar, 2016


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