Boolimba Bluff, Carnarvon National Park

Carnarvon National Park, ,

Carnarvon Gorge is an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland, where, towering white sandstone cliffs form a spectacular steep-sided gorge with narrow, vibrantly-coloured and lush side-gorges.

From the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area, the Boolimba Bluff track winds 6.4 kilometres return from the gorge to a lookout. Discover what lies above the cliff line and gaze out to distant ranges at Boolimba Bluff, which towers 200 metres above Carnarvon Creek.

This is the only formed lookout track from the gorge. No other track passes through such a diversity of habitats, from forests full of ancient ferns, to rugged rocky outcrops dotted with giant boulders.

Early morning is the best time for this walk. The track involves steps, steep sections and one very steep section with 300 metres of steps and short ladders. The walk will take about three hours to complete.

Journey Details

Duration Distance
3 Hours 6.4 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping

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Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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Boolimba Bluff

Boolimba Bluff

Carnarvon Gorge is an oasis in the semi-arid heart of Central Queensland, where, towering white sandstone cliffs form a spectacular steep-sided gorge with narrow, vibrantly-coloured and lush side-gorges.

From the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area, the Boolimba Bluff track winds 6.4 kilometres return from the gorge to a lookout. Discover what lies above the cliff line and gaze out to distant ranges at Boolimba Bluff, which towers 200m above Carnarvon Creek.

This is the only formed lookout track from the gorge. No other track passes through such a diversity of habitats, from forests full of ancient ferns, to rugged rocky outcrops dotted with giant boulders.

Early morning is the best time for this walk. The track involves steps, steep sections and one very steep section with 300 metres of steps and short ladders. The walk will take about 3 hours to complete.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See www.des.qld.gov.au for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

LINESTRING (148.23603630065918 -25.0603324990205, 148.236722946167 -25.060643501754107)
Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers
Level 4: Recommended for experienced bushwalkers

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