Sandstone Wilderness

Cania Gorge National Park

Cania Gorge National Park sits around 500 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, and 200 clicks west of Bundaberg.

Cania Dam is right next door and is a great place to try your luck on a Cania Bass or Saratoga. Visitors can base themselves a short drive from the dam at the Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat.

There’s plenty of walking tracks to explore the national park that leave directly from the retreat.

They offer self-contained air-conditioned cabins as well as powered and unpowered campsites. Don’t miss the daily bird feeding at 4 pm.

Cania Gorge
1800 673 018

Arcadia Valley Escape

Arcadia Valley lies between Injune and Rolleston in Central Queensland. It’s closest big towns are Roma and Emerald.

It’s where you’ll find Arcadia Valley Escape – a beautiful farm stay close to Carnarvon Gorge National Park. Visitors have the choice of a few self-contained guest houses which are suited to couples, a big homestead for larger groups, or ‘The Outpost’ – a unique cottage made from Sandstone that runs on solar power.

Activities include a station tour to see the working property and bird-watching at the 200-acre wetland boasting over 200 species of birds.

Arcadia Valley Escape is a patch of paradise in the middle of the Outback.

Arcadia Valley Escape
4626 7197
Arcadia Valley Road, Injune

Carnarvon Gorge National Park

Carnarvon Gorge National Park lies between Roma and Emerald in Central Queensland and is famous for it’s hiking.

Australian Nature Guides offer a range of expert guided tours. Victoria enjoyed the following adventures:

  • Lower Gorge Explorer – A full day guided walk to The Art Gallery, Ward’s Canyon, the Amphitheatre and The Moss Garden. Adults $55, Kids 12 & under $30.
  • Off the Beaten Track – A full day guided walk to a selection of secret sites. Sturdy walking shoes and a moderate level of fitness & balance required. Adults $75, Kids 12 & under $50.

Carnarvon Gorge National Park
4043 O’Brien’s Road
4984 4652

Heli-Central Tours

Another way to experience Carnarvon Gorge National Park is by air! Heli-Central takes visitors soaring above the sandstone cliffs of the Moolayember section of the national park.

A highlight of the tour is flying directly over the two natural wonders called, the two sisters and the three sisters.

It’s a magnificent way to experience the national park – and no hiking boots required!

Heli – Central

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