Welcome to Carnarvon National Park
Significant to the Bidjara, Karingbal and Kara Kara people, Carnarvon Gorge and the surrounding national park are a dramatic rendition of Australian natural beauty. This 30km-long, 200m-high fissure was carved out over millions of years by Carnarvon Creek and its tributaries twisting through soft sedimentary rock. What was left behind is a lush, otherworldly oasis, where life flourishes, shielded from the stark terrain. You’ll find giant cycads, king ferns, river oaks, flooded gums, cabbage palms, deep pools, and platypuses in the creek. Escaped convicts once took refuge here, among caves that still bear ancient rock paintings. The area was made a national park in 1932, after defeated farmers forfeited their pastoral lease.