We start today early with an opportunity of walking right to the end of the Gorge to Big Bend – a distance of 20 km return. There are many walks to do on the way out and back, such as Boowinda Creek, Ward’s Canyon, Art Gallery and the Amphitheatre.
The steep overhanging walls of Carnarvon Gorge house some of the most vivid aboriginal artwork anywhere in the country. The indigenous art sites and rock engravings at places like the Art Gallery and Cathedral Cave house literally thousands of such images, images there to teach aboriginal customs, laws, history and where to find food.
You’ll walk the length of the gorge, crisscrossing the river on stepping-stones many times. Interestingly the indigenous people felt that the gorge had immense power and preferred not to live here permanently. Once you’ve walked the gorge you’ll get an understanding to why that was so.
If this sounds like a lot, there are numerous fascinating gorges to visit with our second guide who will be offering a less demanding walk for some of the group.
After dinner enjoy an optional night walk with our professional guides and try to spot sugar gliders among the many other animals that inhabit the forest this time of day.
Walks: Moderate / 20km / 6 to 7 hrs / an alternative easier walk is available
Meals: Breakfast, packed hiking lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge