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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Empire Apartment Hotel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$185 - 500
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Quest Rockhampton

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$169 - 425
Quest Rockhampton is conveniently situated on the banks of the Fitzroy River along Victoria Parade in the Rockhampton Central Business District within walking distance to dining, shopping, entertainment and sporting precincts.

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From AU$120 - 155
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Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
From AU$99 - 159
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Motel Lodge

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$85 - 145
Motel Lodge is a clean comfortable and affordable motel within easy access to the city centre. They are conveniently located to many attractions of Rockhampton. They offer free off street parking. Parking available for trucks/trailers/boat and buses next to the motel.

Travelodge Hotel Rockhampton

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From AU$127 - 329
Travelodge Hotel Rockhampton is located in the heart of Rockhampton in the hub of sunny Central Queensland. Overlooking the Fitzroy River, the hotel is only a short drive from the airport and is a great launching point for the famous Great Keppel Island.

Winter Sun Motel

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From AU$95 - 105
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Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton

Rockhampton City, Rockhampton Area
From AU$169 - 219
Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton is situated in the heart of the Rockhampton Central Business District. The hotel is heritage listed and conveniently located only a few minutes' drive to the Rockhampton airport, railway station and within walking distance to elegant shops, restaurants and the serene waterfront.

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From AU$30 - 200
The Southside Holiday Village has a large variety of accommodation types to suit couples, families, groups and corporate travellers. The village is a caravan park set amidst 10 acres of landscaped grounds lush with palms, tropical gardens and surrounded by lagoons.

Riverside Tourist Park

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$30 - 150
Riverside Tourist Park is set on five acres right on the Fitzroy River, with only a short walk into the heart of the city and the bowls club next door. They offer a variety of accommodation levels which include self contained cabins, onsite vans and powered and unpowered sites.
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