Porcupine Gorge National Park

Hughenden, Flinders Area

In this park, towering sandstone cliffs and lush vine-forest fringing Porcupine Creek provide a striking contrast with surrounding flat plains. Porcupine Gorge is an impressive canyon that has been carved into the landscape by the eroding action of Porcupine Creek, revealing strata of sedimentary rocks spanning hundreds of millions of years. In the wider section of the gorge the creek has also created the Pyramid, an isolated monolith of multicoloured sandstone rising from the floor of the gorge, shaped as its name suggests.

The gorge is a great place for viewing wildlife, especially birds. Take the 2.4 kilometre return walk along the track to the base of the gorge, to explore the sculpted sandstone and deep pools of the gorge floor. Enjoy the bird calls and look for wallaroos and red kangaroos. Take an easy walk through sparse open woodland to the Pyramid lookout for scenic views over the gorge. Set up camp in the camping area and enjoy the solitude of the outback.

Open Times

Public Holiday: After storms access to the park may be closed as the road may be temporarily inaccessible to conventional vehicles and caravans. ......


  • Car park
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information


There is access for guests with a disability. The Pyramid campground has wheelchair-accessible toilets and some campsites have wheelchair-accessible picnic tables. The Gorge lookout is wheelchair accessible with assistance.


Children are welcome.
Kennedy Developmental Road
Hughenden, Flinders Area

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Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park

Hughenden, Flinders Area
From AU$20.00 - 140.00
The Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park is located half way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Overlander's Way, situated on Winton Road. Their beautiful park offers shaded grassy camp grounds. Caravan sites with power and sullage. Available are clean, modern cabins (one and two bedroom), with ensuite air-conditioning, cooking facilities, linen, air conditioned single ensuite units with linen, air conditioned. The park is pet friendly, however conditions do apply. Strictly no pets in accommodation. Offering clean amenities, large camp kitchen great for social gatherings, electric barbecues, refrigerator, microwave and laundry facilities, your hosts will make your stay in Hughenden a pleasant one while you visit the many attractions in the area. These include Hughenden's own Grand Canyon, the famous Porcupine Gorge(ous), rich fossil and dinosaur areas, Mount Walker Lookouts, Dinosaur Festival and Country Music Festival, and the Flinders Discovery Centre. Catering for travellers and holiday makers who appreciate cleanliness and value for money, the Hughenden Allen Terry Caravan Park has a full range of accommodation and sites to suit couples, families, groups and independent travellers looking for a friendly home away from home.

Rest Easi Motel

Hughenden, Flinders Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$120.00 - 125.00
The Rest Easi Motel is located on Richmond Hill on the Western side of Hughenden. This quiet and spacious motel offers clean, well appointed double and family rooms. All rooms have Foxtel Movies and more. There is plenty of room for large vehicles. Evening meals and breakfast are served to your room . Perfect for the traveller who wants some comfort for the night. Campers and caravanners are also welcome.

Ammonite Inn

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$120.00 - 160.00
The Ammonite Inn (Richmond, Queensland) is your place to stay on the Overlander's Way. The Motel has a licensed restaurant 'Rivers', conference facilities and a swimming pool. There is spacious undercover parking and all rooms are air-conditioned. Your hosts Jamie and Gayle looks forward to providing you with first class service and an enjoyable stay.

Entrikens Pioneer Motel

Richmond, Richmond Area
From AU$105.00 - 115.00
Your hosts Robena and Neil Entriken invite you to enjoy their Country hospitality. The Motel is conveniently situated in the centre of Richmond, directly opposite a dinosaur fossil museum, and just a short walk to the shops and local tourist attractions. You will enjoy your stay in comfort in the family run motel. Air-conditioned rooms are very clean, quiet, and comfortable. On request, courtesy transfers to and from the airport can be arranged. Rooms are serviced daily. The rooms have tea coffee facilities, a fridge, heater, air conditioners, ensuite, undercover parking, and a television. Continental and hot breakfasts are available and are delivered to the rooms. There is a play park for children next to the motel.
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