OVERVIEW

This is the ultimate winter walking escape in the heart of the Queensland outback. Fabulous warm days and cool evenings coupled with one of Australia's best-kept secrets – Carnarvon Gorge. This is Queensland's answer to the Kimberley, but with tracks much kinder underfoot. With towering cliff faces, endless views, prolific wildlife and unsurpassed indigenous art sites, this is as good a walking destination as you'll find anywhere in the world.

Start  the walk in Roma, a quick flight from Brisbane. There is no other way to get to remote Carnarvon but to drive. The distance acts as a gatekeeper, creating an atmosphere of splendid isolation in a unique natural wonderland.

With every detail taken care of by two experienced guides, you can enjoy walking, pack free, with options to shorten the walks if you so wish.

Highlights

  • Explore on foot Australia's fascinating gorge network in wild west Queensland
  • Superb views in Boolimba Bluff park and at the waterfall at Moss Garden
  • An array of natural wildlife to look out for including kangaroos, goannas and platypus
  • Option to walk right to the gorge end at Big Bend
  • Multiple indigenous art sites and rock engravings
  • Optional guided night walk and potential of spotting sugar gliders

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
4 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some uphill sections and occasional steps. Walks are generally shorter and walking experience is not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2645

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of a room when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

DAY 1
ROMA TO CARNARVON GORGE AND WALK WURRUMBAH GORGE

The trip starts in Roma at 11:00 am with a pick up at the city/airport and a drive out to Carnarvon Gorge. On arrival, we will walk to and explore two fascinating gorges – Mickey Creek and Warrumbah Gorge. You’ll walk through the forest and eventually hike up into Warrumbah Gorge and continue to walk it until it narrows to just a metre wide. There will be an opportunity for agile walkers to explore the upper reaches of these gorges and time to enjoy the serenity of this place.

Walks: Moderate / 5km / 2 hrs
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Breeze Holiday Park

DAY 2
BOOLIMBA BLUFF AND MOSS GARDEN

This morning’s walk to Boolimba Bluff is one of the best this national park has to offer. We walk the escarpment above the entrance of the gorge for superlative views out over the gorge and the plains below. Next is an easy stroll along Carnarvon Gorge Creek up to the waterfall at Moss Garden, another one of the many beautiful gorges that split off from the main gorge. Spring fed Carnarvon Creek carves a twisted route through the spectacular sandstone gorge. The clarity of the permanent water is particularly impressive. No wonder it took 10000 years to filter through the sandstone to get to the creek; a creek that nurtures strands of cabbage palms, pockets of remnant rainforest and rare king ferns with five-metre fronds, a landscape with a prehistoric feel.

The main gorge has been a natural ecological shelter for wildlife including pretty-faced wallabies, kangaroos, goannas, echidnas and platypus for millions of years – not to mention the stolen cattle and horses that were hidden up here in the wild 1800’s.

Walks: Moderate / 14kms / 5.5 to 6 hrs / easier option available
Meals: Breakfast, packed hiking lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Breeze Holiday Park

DAY 3
CARNARVON GORGE TO BIG BEND VIA ART GALLERY, AMPHITHEATRE AND MUCH MORE

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: Breeze Holiday Park

DAY 4
ROCK POOL , BALOON CAVE AND BACK TO ROMA

This morning we will have time to explore the Rock Pool and Baloon Cave, before we’re on the road again for the country town of Roma. Don’t be surprised to see platypus frolicking in the creek as well as massive grey kangaroos who seem to be completely oblivious to humans.

Walks: Moderate / 5kms / 1.5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast and packed hiking lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides*
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with ensuites in the national park
  • Inclusive of meals
  • All transport from Roma and luggage transport
  • Night walk with our wilderness guide/s
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

For all 3 nights, we stay at the Breeze Holiday Park, which is right in the heart of the park with views back up to the escarpment above. Wake to abundant wildlife right at your door. Accommodations are located in a tranquil bush setting and all the rooms have ensuites.

Either a continental breakfast or breakfast hamper will be provided, with the guides preparing hearty dinners at the end of each day.

The packed lunches and picnics complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always satisfied. You can look forward to having lunch at some of the most incredible locations in the gorge. A walkers lunch may include a high protein type salad, a roll or a wrap, a muesli bar, cake or muffin of some kind and a piece of fruit. Each day is slightly different. Lunch is always augmented by Auswalk’s famous trail mix.

  • NIGHTS 1, 2 & 3

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - ~AVERAGE

Distance training should be a consideration in your overall training program, so take every opportunity you can to walk. As you progress, incorporate longer walks into your training plan.

Schedule one or two long walks each week, gradually increasing the distance until you can comfortably cover 16km in a single day. Also include walks on consecutive days to help your body adapt to the demands of walking for multiple days in a row.

Ensure you can comfortably walk the average distance per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

TERRAIN

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

FLAT TERRAIN

Whilst training for walking on flat and hard terrain, you should focus on building endurance and ensuring you can maintain a comfortable pace.

Start with regular walks on sidewalks, roads, or paved paths to get used to the surface. Maintain a proper posture and engage your core muscles to support your back, keeping a steady gait. Ensure that you have comfortable, supportive footwear with adequate cushioning. If endurance is important, consider incorporating low-impact cross-training activities like swimming or cycling into your routine.

GENERAL INFO

Most of the tracks are firm and well cared for. There will be a small amount of rock hopping over Carnarvon Creek but the rocks are substantial making this process relatively easy. There’s one small climb but an alternative for that walk is available. Full-day walks can be as long as 21 km, thus there are great opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves. The trip operates with professional guides knowledgeable of the region and local wildlife. They ensure that you have both a safe and enjoyable walking holiday and can offer easier and harder walk options along the way to ensure that you don’t miss out if you wish to shorten the walking (*One guide with groups of 6 and under)

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

The trip starts at 11 am in Roma and finishes in Roma at 5 pm on the last day. For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

 

GROUP NUMBERS

Due to vehicle logistics, the maximum number of people on this trip is capped at 10.

WEATHER

We only depart at the best time so the weather will be perfect for walking.  See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure you have the proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions now, feel free to ask one of our walks consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 31 May 2024
    CLOSED
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 14 Jun 2024
    CLOSED
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 12 Jul 2024
    FULL
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 16 Aug 2024
    CLOSED
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 30 Aug 2024
    CLOSED
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

  1. Tracy W

    17 August, 2022 at 1:26 PM
    5

    Thank you Auswalk! What a gorge-ous experience we had. Blessed with magnificent weather and outstanding guides, this is an area you just have to experience. Tucked away and preserved so beautifully, there are stories to learn and incredible sights to see. Go!

  2. Jack J

    30 May, 2017 at 1:09 AM
    5

    Woh!!! What an hidden treasure. Our trip to Carnarvon Gorge was equal to any we have done in the world. Our guides Kat and Merel were a wealth of knowledge and made sure we were safe and enjoying our trip at all times. Both were extremely professional and genuinely cared. Kat and Merel were called to assist an emergency at the caravan park along with one of our fellow walkers who was a nurse. It bought home to us all the importance of walking with a company who had medical procedures in place. The accomodation at all places was more than acceptable, the quality of food was fantastic and a surprise. So good to see a variety for lunch instead of the basic sandwich. I requested a slight change in diet and it was never an issue. Carnarvon is a long journey however the breaks and organisational skills to have that short walk after a day of driving was excellent. We would arrive at our destination, bags in our room, shower and dinner. Dividing the group into those who requested a shorter option was fantastic. The faster group were then able to move at a faster pace and cover more ground on some of the more challenging walks. This trip is well worth the journey. Thank you Auswalk. This is our first trip with your company and I am sure we will be lining up for more.

  3. Susan R

    6 May, 2017 at 8:42 AM
    5

    Wonderful experience amongst Australian old forests ,wildlife ,good track walking, great food & excellent accommodation. Gorges spectacular, do do the helicopter flight at Carnarvon Gorge. Guides extremely knowledgeable, caring & fun. Wonderful way to spend 8 days but do train beforehand. Great holiday for singles.

  4. Jen N

    23 June, 2015 at 9:13 PM
    5

    Marie and Lisa, our Auswalk guides, made it all go smoothly and as a result the experience was very enjoyable and informative for us(even down to making a surprise birthday cake for one of our walkers). A great balance of shorter and longer walks at each location. We also enjoyed having a smaller walk on the days of bus travel to break this up. Our hosts at each location made us feel very welcome. Believe it when the Auswalk notes say it can get cold at these locations!!

SIMILAR TRIPS

Private: Great Ocean Walk – 6 Days

Group-guided

Walk from end to end along dramatic coastlines, from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. Traverse massive sea cliffs, giant Mountain Ash forest & remarkable pristine beaches.

Group-guided 6 Days From $2540 Moderate What's Included

Private: Great Ocean Walk – 6 Days

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free Great Ocean Walk walking holiday
  • Two engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Five nights’ comfortable ensuite accommodation (6 nights in 2022)
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Daily meals including cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches, two-course dinners and track snacks
  • Luggage transport
  • Tour of lighthouse
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps & lunch bag

Cape to Cape Track – 8 Days

Group-guided

Walk the iconic long-distance Cape to Cape track from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. A dramatic coastline, idyllic secluded coves. Majestic Karri forests & pristine beaches.

Group-guided 8 Days From $3395 Moderate What's Included

Cape to Cape Track – 8 Days

BACK
What's Included
  • Rooms with ensuites, enjoy having a hot shower and a good nights rest in the privacy of your own room 
  • 2 professional and experienced guides
  • All transport from Perth and on and off the track
  • Fully inclusive ( all breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
  • For 4 nights, we eat 2-course dinners at Margaret River Restaurants (for three nights, we use excellent caterers and include Margaret River wine, beer and gin and tonics for any takers).
  • Continental/cooked breakfasts each day and walkers’ lunches
  • 8 days of pack-free walking,
  • Wine tasting – exploring the great wines of the Margaret River Region
  • The benefit of being located in the Margaret River, an area renowned for its excellent food and wine
  • Security of walking with a company that has nearly 30 years of experience in running group guided walking holidays

Larapinta Trail Highlights – 5 Days

Group-guided

One of the most spectacular hikes in Australia – West MacDonnell Ranges, Ormiston & Serpentine Gorges, Counts Point, Standley Chasm & Mount Sonder at sunrise

Group-guided 5 Days From $2595 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Larapinta Trail Highlights – 5 Days

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all-inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Two expert guides
  • 4 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • All meals, including breakfasts, restaurant dinners and walkers lunches
  • All transport from Alice Springs, plus all luggage transport
  • National park admission
  • Champagne sunset
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container

Flinders Island 7 Day

Group-guided

High peaks thrust themselves out of the sea, rocky remote coastlines, serene river estuaries, native forest, red lichen granite boulders & pristine beaches.

Group-guided 7 Days From $3495 Easy to Moderate What's Included

Flinders Island 7 Day

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The best Flinders Island walks available including exclusive access to walks across private land
  • All transport on the island
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • Daily meals including breakfast, walkers lunches and chef-prepared dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Exclusive Flinders Island track access
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Overview

OVERVIEW

This is the ultimate winter walking escape in the heart of the Queensland outback. Fabulous warm days and cool evenings coupled with one of Australia's best-kept secrets – Carnarvon Gorge. This is Queensland's answer to the Kimberley, but with tracks much kinder underfoot. With towering cliff faces, endless views, prolific wildlife and unsurpassed indigenous art sites, this is as good a walking destination as you'll find anywhere in the world.

Start  the walk in Roma, a quick flight from Brisbane. There is no other way to get to remote Carnarvon but to drive. The distance acts as a gatekeeper, creating an atmosphere of splendid isolation in a unique natural wonderland.

With every detail taken care of by two experienced guides, you can enjoy walking, pack free, with options to shorten the walks if you so wish.

Highlights

  • Explore on foot Australia's fascinating gorge network in wild west Queensland
  • Superb views in Boolimba Bluff park and at the waterfall at Moss Garden
  • An array of natural wildlife to look out for including kangaroos, goannas and platypus
  • Option to walk right to the gorge end at Big Bend
  • Multiple indigenous art sites and rock engravings
  • Optional guided night walk and potential of spotting sugar gliders

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
GROUP GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
4 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Easy to Moderate

Grade 2 - Easy to Moderate

Some uphill sections and occasional steps. Walks are generally shorter and walking experience is not required.

PRICE FROM
$ 2645

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 495

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

DAY 1
ROMA TO CARNARVON GORGE AND WALK WURRUMBAH GORGE

The trip starts in Roma at 11:00 am with a pick up at the city/airport and a drive out to Carnarvon Gorge. On arrival, we will walk to and explore two fascinating gorges – Mickey Creek and Warrumbah Gorge. You’ll walk through the forest and eventually hike up into Warrumbah Gorge and continue to walk it until it narrows to just a metre wide. There will be an opportunity for agile walkers to explore the upper reaches of these gorges and time to enjoy the serenity of this place.

Walks: Moderate / 5km / 2 hrs
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Breeze Holiday Park

DAY 2
BOOLIMBA BLUFF AND MOSS GARDEN

This morning’s walk to Boolimba Bluff is one of the best this national park has to offer. We walk the escarpment above the entrance of the gorge for superlative views out over the gorge and the plains below. Next is an easy stroll along Carnarvon Gorge Creek up to the waterfall at Moss Garden, another one of the many beautiful gorges that split off from the main gorge. Spring fed Carnarvon Creek carves a twisted route through the spectacular sandstone gorge. The clarity of the permanent water is particularly impressive. No wonder it took 10000 years to filter through the sandstone to get to the creek; a creek that nurtures strands of cabbage palms, pockets of remnant rainforest and rare king ferns with five-metre fronds, a landscape with a prehistoric feel.

The main gorge has been a natural ecological shelter for wildlife including pretty-faced wallabies, kangaroos, goannas, echidnas and platypus for millions of years – not to mention the stolen cattle and horses that were hidden up here in the wild 1800’s.

Walks: Moderate / 14kms / 5.5 to 6 hrs / easier option available
Meals: Breakfast, packed hiking lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Breeze Holiday Park

DAY 3
CARNARVON GORGE TO BIG BEND VIA ART GALLERY, AMPHITHEATRE AND MUCH MORE

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: Breeze Holiday Park

DAY 4
ROCK POOL , BALOON CAVE AND BACK TO ROMA

This morning we will have time to explore the Rock Pool and Baloon Cave, before we’re on the road again for the country town of Roma. Don’t be surprised to see platypus frolicking in the creek as well as massive grey kangaroos who seem to be completely oblivious to humans.

Walks: Moderate / 5kms / 1.5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast and packed hiking lunch

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides*
  • 3 nights’ accommodation with ensuites in the national park
  • Inclusive of meals
  • All transport from Roma and luggage transport
  • Night walk with our wilderness guide/s
  • National Park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

For all 3 nights, we stay at the Breeze Holiday Park, which is right in the heart of the park with views back up to the escarpment above. Wake to abundant wildlife right at your door. Accommodations are located in a tranquil bush setting and all the rooms have ensuites.

Either a continental breakfast or breakfast hamper will be provided, with the guides preparing hearty dinners at the end of each day.

The packed lunches and picnics complete the circle ensuring that your appetite is always satisfied. You can look forward to having lunch at some of the most incredible locations in the gorge. A walkers lunch may include a high protein type salad, a roll or a wrap, a muesli bar, cake or muffin of some kind and a piece of fruit. Each day is slightly different. Lunch is always augmented by Auswalk’s famous trail mix.

  • NIGHTS 1, 2 & 3

Fitness Guide

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - ~AVERAGE

Distance training should be a consideration in your overall training program, so take every opportunity you can to walk. As you progress, incorporate longer walks into your training plan.

Schedule one or two long walks each week, gradually increasing the distance until you can comfortably cover 16km in a single day. Also include walks on consecutive days to help your body adapt to the demands of walking for multiple days in a row.

Ensure you can comfortably walk the average distance per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

TERRAIN

UNEVEN TERRAIN

Preparation for hiking on uneven terrain demands a blend of physical and mental readiness.

Begin with balance-enhancing exercises, such as one-legged stands and stability ball workouts, laying a groundwork for stability and coordination. Strengthening the lower body is especially important, achieved through the incorporation of squats, lunges, and step-ups. Gradually increase the complexity of the terrain on which you walk, moving from gravel paths to rocky trails. Cultivate mindfulness during your practice, directing focused attention to both your immediate surroundings and precise foot placement.

The importance of suitable footwear cannot be overstated; prioritise options that offer robust support and reliable grip to navigate varying terrains with confidence. Build endurance through consistent hikes, progressively increasing distance and difficulty.

FLAT TERRAIN

Whilst training for walking on flat and hard terrain, you should focus on building endurance and ensuring you can maintain a comfortable pace.

Start with regular walks on sidewalks, roads, or paved paths to get used to the surface. Maintain a proper posture and engage your core muscles to support your back, keeping a steady gait. Ensure that you have comfortable, supportive footwear with adequate cushioning. If endurance is important, consider incorporating low-impact cross-training activities like swimming or cycling into your routine.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

Most of the tracks are firm and well cared for. There will be a small amount of rock hopping over Carnarvon Creek but the rocks are substantial making this process relatively easy. There’s one small climb but an alternative for that walk is available. Full-day walks can be as long as 21 km, thus there are great opportunities for fit walkers to challenge themselves. The trip operates with professional guides knowledgeable of the region and local wildlife. They ensure that you have both a safe and enjoyable walking holiday and can offer easier and harder walk options along the way to ensure that you don’t miss out if you wish to shorten the walking (*One guide with groups of 6 and under)

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

The trip starts at 11 am in Roma and finishes in Roma at 5 pm on the last day. For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

 

GROUP NUMBERS

Due to vehicle logistics, the maximum number of people on this trip is capped at 10.

WEATHER

We only depart at the best time so the weather will be perfect for walking.  See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure you have the proper clothing.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions now, feel free to ask one of our walks consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at info@auswalk.com.au, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 31 May 2024
    CLOSED
    Details
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 14 Jun 2024
    CLOSED
    Details
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 12 Jul 2024
    FULL
    Details
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 16 Aug 2024
    CLOSED
    Details
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
  • 30 Aug 2024
    CLOSED
    Details
    from

    $2645

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $495
Reviews

REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

  1. Tracy W

    17 August, 2022 at 1:26 PM
    5

    Thank you Auswalk! What a gorge-ous experience we had. Blessed with magnificent weather and outstanding guides, this is an area you just have to experience. Tucked away and preserved so beautifully, there are stories to learn and incredible sights to see. Go!

  2. Jack J

    30 May, 2017 at 1:09 AM
    5

    Woh!!! What an hidden treasure. Our trip to Carnarvon Gorge was equal to any we have done in the world. Our guides Kat and Merel were a wealth of knowledge and made sure we were safe and enjoying our trip at all times. Both were extremely professional and genuinely cared. Kat and Merel were called to assist an emergency at the caravan park along with one of our fellow walkers who was a nurse. It bought home to us all the importance of walking with a company who had medical procedures in place. The accomodation at all places was more than acceptable, the quality of food was fantastic and a surprise. So good to see a variety for lunch instead of the basic sandwich. I requested a slight change in diet and it was never an issue. Carnarvon is a long journey however the breaks and organisational skills to have that short walk after a day of driving was excellent. We would arrive at our destination, bags in our room, shower and dinner. Dividing the group into those who requested a shorter option was fantastic. The faster group were then able to move at a faster pace and cover more ground on some of the more challenging walks. This trip is well worth the journey. Thank you Auswalk. This is our first trip with your company and I am sure we will be lining up for more.

  3. Susan R

    6 May, 2017 at 8:42 AM
    5

    Wonderful experience amongst Australian old forests ,wildlife ,good track walking, great food & excellent accommodation. Gorges spectacular, do do the helicopter flight at Carnarvon Gorge. Guides extremely knowledgeable, caring & fun. Wonderful way to spend 8 days but do train beforehand. Great holiday for singles.

  4. Jen N

    23 June, 2015 at 9:13 PM
    5

    Marie and Lisa, our Auswalk guides, made it all go smoothly and as a result the experience was very enjoyable and informative for us(even down to making a surprise birthday cake for one of our walkers). A great balance of shorter and longer walks at each location. We also enjoyed having a smaller walk on the days of bus travel to break this up. Our hosts at each location made us feel very welcome. Believe it when the Auswalk notes say it can get cold at these locations!!

Similar Trips

SIMILAR TRIPS

Private: Great Ocean Walk – 6 Days

Group-guided

Walk from end to end along dramatic coastlines, from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles. Traverse massive sea cliffs, giant Mountain Ash forest & remarkable pristine beaches.

Group-guided 6 Days From $2540 Moderate What's Included

Private: Great Ocean Walk – 6 Days

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free Great Ocean Walk walking holiday
  • Two engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • Five nights’ comfortable ensuite accommodation (6 nights in 2022)
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Daily meals including cooked breakfasts, walkers lunches, two-course dinners and track snacks
  • Luggage transport
  • Tour of lighthouse
  • National park admission
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps & lunch bag

Cape to Cape Track – 8 Days

Group-guided

Walk the iconic long-distance Cape to Cape track from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste. A dramatic coastline, idyllic secluded coves. Majestic Karri forests & pristine beaches.

Group-guided 8 Days From $3395 Moderate What's Included

Cape to Cape Track – 8 Days

BACK
What's Included
  • Rooms with ensuites, enjoy having a hot shower and a good nights rest in the privacy of your own room 
  • 2 professional and experienced guides
  • All transport from Perth and on and off the track
  • Fully inclusive ( all breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
  • For 4 nights, we eat 2-course dinners at Margaret River Restaurants (for three nights, we use excellent caterers and include Margaret River wine, beer and gin and tonics for any takers).
  • Continental/cooked breakfasts each day and walkers’ lunches
  • 8 days of pack-free walking,
  • Wine tasting – exploring the great wines of the Margaret River Region
  • The benefit of being located in the Margaret River, an area renowned for its excellent food and wine
  • Security of walking with a company that has nearly 30 years of experience in running group guided walking holidays

Larapinta Trail Highlights – 5 Days

Group-guided

One of the most spectacular hikes in Australia – West MacDonnell Ranges, Ormiston & Serpentine Gorges, Counts Point, Standley Chasm & Mount Sonder at sunrise

Group-guided 5 Days From $2595 Moderate to Challenging What's Included

Larapinta Trail Highlights – 5 Days

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all-inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • Two expert guides
  • 4 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • All meals, including breakfasts, restaurant dinners and walkers lunches
  • All transport from Alice Springs, plus all luggage transport
  • National park admission
  • Champagne sunset
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag and container

Flinders Island 7 Day

Group-guided

High peaks thrust themselves out of the sea, rocky remote coastlines, serene river estuaries, native forest, red lichen granite boulders & pristine beaches.

Group-guided 7 Days From $3495 Easy to Moderate What's Included

Flinders Island 7 Day

BACK
What's Included
  • Genuine all inclusive pack free walking holiday
  • The best Flinders Island walks available including exclusive access to walks across private land
  • All transport on the island
  • 2 engaging, knowledgeable and experienced guides
  • 6 nights’ comfortable accommodation with ensuite rooms
  • Daily meals including breakfast, walkers lunches and chef-prepared dinners
  • National Park admission
  • Exclusive Flinders Island track access
  • Auswalk guide pack including notes, maps, lunch bag and container

blog

May 3, 2024

The Sound of Marlborough

Read More
March 18, 2024

HIKING THE HIMALAYAS 35 YEARS ON

Read More
March 4, 2024

What’s the right Camino de Santiago route for me?

Read More
February 16, 2024

Larapinta Loonies – A poem by Auswalker Michael Gibbs about walking the Larapinta Trail

Read More
January 12, 2024

Nakasendo Way Trail – by Sam Ludbey

Read More
April 19, 2023

H is for Hiking

Read More
March 27, 2023

Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Trail – Overview of the Routes

Read More
March 20, 2023

The Kumano Kodo Trail – an Ancient Japanese Pilgrimage

Read More
March 15, 2023

The Three Capes Track – an Ultimate Guide to Hiking

Read More
February 13, 2023

Why Hiking is a No Brainer for Life Planning

Read More

ENQUIRE NOW

If you’re looking for further information on any of our walking holidays please fill out the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Get in touch