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View from Sneakers Gap over Woolshed flat and Mt Lambert. Photo Cathy Zwick.
View from Sneakers Gap over Woolshed flat and Mt Lambert. Photo Cathy Zwick.

Camp at Carnarvon (Qld)

The campground is only open from June 1 to September 18 and registration (bookings) are required.

  • Traditional owners: Bidjara people
  • Requirements: See the Carnarvon Camping Guide (980kb)
  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Please register to visit
    Bookings are managed Monday to Friday (AEST) and may take 48hrs to confirm. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment

Abutting Queensland’s 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 south and west of Carnarvon National Park. It’s about 870km south-west of Rockhampton and about 940km north-west of Brisbane.

The rugged landscape of Carnarvon. Photo Emma Burgess.

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.

A Koala is among the many species you might see. Photo Wayne Lawler / EcoPix.

Download the 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 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.

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

Register to camp

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