Australian Nature Guides

Rolleston, Central Highlands Area

Australian Nature Guides are Carnarvon Gorge's only specialist guiding service - with twenty years experience based in this iconic Queensland landscape. Their small group tours deliver big experiences.

Walking with their highly trained guides is like stepping into an Attenborough documentary. You won't miss anything.

Meet the smallest bird in Australia and the tallest orchid on the same track. Then discover how they fit into the Gorge's ecosystems.

Encounter more of the local creatures (great and small) touring with expert wildlife spotters. Discover another side to the Gorge on their exclusive Night Safari Tours.

Explore ancient Rock Art sites indepth, with a guide fluent in the Archaeology and Anthropology of Central Queensland.

Get access to exclusive locations and experiences on private tracks and trails. Enjoy a touch of the simpler life with some billy tea in the bush. Or salute the sun at dawn or dusk from their secluded lookout over the Gorge.

Bring your camera along for a hands-on exploration of the Milky Way on their Stargazing tours. Learn how to take stunning images of the night sky, while using telescopes to travel out beyond the solar system.

They don't just show the Gorge, they know the Gorge!

Internet Access

  • Paid Wifi

Activities

  • Birdwatching
Carnarvon Gorge Discovery Centre
2/4043 O'Brien's Rd
Rolleston, Central Highlands Area
Queensland
Australia

Our Tours

Lower Gorge Explorer

The Lower Gorge Explorer Tour is for those that wish to truly understand Carnarvon Gorge's landscapes, plants, animals, people and how they all fit together.

The tour takes in the greatest diversity of experiences possible in a moderate day's walking. It has been operating continuously for 17 years in Carnarvon Gorge - a track record no other tour operator can come close to.

Watch the warm morning light colour the cliffs as you search for wildlife and unusual plants along the path into the Gorge. Listen to the chorus of birds as they glean breakfast from the forest. Hunt for tiny orchids in moist undergrowth.

At the Art Gallery, explore an internationally significant Rock Art site from both an indigenous and western perspective, gaining a deeper understanding of its place in traditional and modern culture.

Put the kettle on in Ward's Canyon's unique microclimate and enjoy a hot drink next to a colony of rare king ferns.

Wander into the magical atmosphere of the Amphitheatre, whose sandstone walls record over two million years of geological history.

Relax in the Moss Garden with the soothing sound of water falling out of the cliffs from the largest spring in Carnarvon Gorge.

Indicative rates

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$55 $55
Carnarvon Night Safari

If you are interested in incredible wildlife encounters, this is the tour for you!

Experience a side of the Gorge that few others will, as you venture out in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Five of Australia's six species of marsupial gliders occur in Carnarvon Gorge's forests, including the metre long Greater Glider and the charismatic Yellow-bellied Glider.

The Carnarvon Night Safari Tour is your best chance to see these furry aerobatic animals in action.

Along the way, you'll also have a chance to encounter echidna, platypus, owls, frogs, bats and some of the creatures that come out after dark in Carnarvon Creek.

Great fun for the whole family.

Indicative rates

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$25 $25

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Gold Coast SUNS versus North Melbourne in Cairns

Westcourt, Cairns Area
24 March 2018
The Gold Coast SUNS will play the North Melbourne in Round 1 of the 2018 Toyota AFL Premiership Season in Cairns. See Your SUNS under lights at Cazalys Stadium on Saturday 24 March, at 6.25pm. Tickets, corporate and travel packages will be available.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Basketball - Cairns Prelims

Gladstone Area
From AU$15 - 30
5 – 10 April 2018
Individual athleticism and skill, combined with teamwork and tactics will have Basketball crowds cheering and chanting all over Queensland. With four captivating quarters of end-to end action each match, spectators will witness sporting entertainment like nothing else.

Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival, Cairns

Redlynch, Cairns Area
From AU$8 - 85
15 April 2018
The Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival is a female-focused event that celebrates female runners, their strength and their ability to use running as a means to connect with one another. Men are welcome to join in too.

Inkfest: a Festival of Printmaking

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
Free Entry
1 May 2018
Inkfest is a multi-event festival of arts in the print media held tropical Cairns. The biennial event is organised by Inkmasters Cairns Inc a not-for-profit arts organisation established in 2011. Inkmasters aims to raise the profile of printmaking as an art form and promote Cairns as a centre of printmaking excellence.

Cairns Expo

Parramatta Park, Cairns Area
From AU$10 - 12
11 – 13 May 2018
The Cairns Expo (Incorporating Cairns Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo) is back again in 2018 for another three big days at the Cairns Showgrounds! This event features plenty of local and regional businesses displaying the very latest products and services for your home and lifestyle and everything you need to get outdoors and about on wheels and water.

Tour of the Tropics

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
From AU$0 - 170
29 June – 1 July 2018
Tour of the Tropics is the re-branded Tour of the Tablelands cycling event which has been in operation since 1997. Tour of the Tropics has come to life to incorporate not only a sporting event for cyclists, but a festival inspired food, wine and music event for not only sporting enthusiasts, but leisure travellers and families of all ages.

C2K Bike Ride

Cairns, Cairns Area
30 June – 6 July 2018
Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is a truly epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime. Whether you are a rider (road or dirt), a supporter or a volunteer, there is a place for everyone on the 2018 Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride.

U18 State Hockey Championships - Women

Cairns North, Cairns Area
Free Entry
1 – 3 July 2018
Hundreds of athletes and their supporters from all across Queensland will converge in Cairns for the U18 State Hockey Championships. Spectators are welcome to come along and see the best Under 18 hockey players from across Queensland battle it out everyday.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
13 July 2018
From where ever you are, come and join Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, and immerse yourself in a CIAF experience of your own. The CIAF 2017 cultural festivities welcomed more visitors than ever before, 50,000 people attended across all venues enjoying the diversity of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture and taking the chance to attend and buy the latest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art from across Queensland, at the CIAF Art Market and Art Fair.

Cairns Tropical Writers Festival

Cairns, Cairns Area
17 – 19 August 2018
The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is held in Cairns, North Queensland. It is the heart of literature in the tropics. The program is now available and tickets are for sale at their website. Some of the highlights are:
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