Camp at Carnarvon (Qld)

Last updated: Thursday 12 May, 2016

May to September

The rugged landscape of Carnarvon. Photo Emma Burgess.
The rugged landscape of Carnarvon. Photo Emma Burgess.
Abutting Queenslands' spectacular Carnarvon Gorge National Park, the spectacular Carnarvon Station Reserve is one of the few remaining strongholds for woodland species largely lost to the rest of eastern Australia. The rugged sandstone hills, narrow valley floors and high escarpments create a dramatic setting, offering natural protection to its inhabitants.

The reserve is in south east central Queensland, to the west of Carnarvon National Park. It's about 900km west of Brisbane. The closest settlements are Morven (230km) and Augathella (203km).

White Stallion Lookout looking west to Yandaburra. Photo Cathy Zwick.
White Stallion Lookout looking west to Yandaburra. Photo Cathy Zwick.
You'll camp at the scenic Billabong Campground, encircled by stately eucalypts. As you walk or drive around the property, you'll see an intriguing range of habitat types – from bluegrass grasslands to eucalypt woodlands.

You'll see White Stallion, an ancient white sandstone column, and take in the views from a lookout previously used by the police to spy on bushrangers. At the Piebald art site and the Paint Pots you'll see sites of cultural significance to the Bidjara people – the Traditional Owners of this country.

At Blue Water Springs you'll hear a chorus of frogs and perhaps even spot a Koala. Some of the other inhabitants you might run into are Herbert's rock-wallabies, Northern Quolls, Turquoise Parrots and Glossy Black-cockatoos.

 Carnarvon camping Guide (400kb)

A Koala is among the many species you might see. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
A Koala is among the many species you might see. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.
Download our Carnarvon Camping Guide for details of the facilities, vehicle requirements and preparation you'll need to be self-sufficient. Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au if you have any follow up questions.

As camping spaces are limited and conditions variable, booking ahead with us is essential. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 days. To register your interest submit the form below. We'll be in contact shortly to confirm availability during the times requested.

There's no camping fee but donations are greatly appreciated and help us continue to protect reserves such as Carnarvon.

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