Warrumbah Creek

Carnarvon National Park
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Similar to Mickey Creek, this is a scramble up the creek course, crisscrossing the creek and finding your own way around and over boulders, along ledges and through narrow crevices.

Bird Watching
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest
539m
Maximum Elevation
41m
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 marked as Mickey Creek. The entrance to Warrumbah Creek Gorge is 1.1km along this track.

Maps:

Carnarvon Gorge National Park

Route/Trail notes:

A well maintained track from the car park, takes you 1.1km along the creek to the signposted Warrumbah Creek Gorge.  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 500m you are confronted by a wall of rock, that depending what flood debris has been left behind may allow you to scale the boulders and move further into the gorge.

Maps would intimate that you can continue the length of the Gorge to Warrumbah Bluff.

Return by the same route.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Most people will take the opportunity to complete both Warrumbah and Mickey 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 isn’t hard…the only slightly challenging part is when you are actually in the gorge and balancing on slippery rock ledges. I thought this walk into the gorge was amazing and better than Mickey Creek!

S K on 24 Jun, 2021

Having tackled Mickey Creek as far as I could go, I worked to see how far up Warrumbah I could get on my own and once again was faced with a set of slippery boulders 2/3m high with no hand holds. I started to build a platform of logs and smaller boulders, but could not risk the final 'leap of faith' to get up. Reckon two fit people could do it by helping each other.

F.A.B. on 13 May, 2021

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