As part of the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot program, two of three Optus micro-towers now provide mobile phone coverage for locals and visitors at Carnarvon Gorge. Full service is available for Optus customers, with emergency calls accessible to those with other carriers on these towers, which are located at Sandstone Park and Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge. The final tower is expected to be installed at the National Park Visitor Centre later in 2018.
Telstra has installed a micro-tower on their radio-telephone tower at the Wilderness Lodge Lookout. To make calls, phones must be able to make HD calls, a feature on more recent models (e.g. iPhone 6 and up). Full reception is limited to the Lodge and areas with line of sight to the tower. Visitors have received Telstra texts/messages at the Ranger Station and at Sandstone Park (on older phones texts still come through).
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service offer 200mb per day free wifi for visitors to the Park. Head to the park Visitor Centre to gain access.
The Wilderness Lodge sell wifi, available on their deck.