Services and Facilities
As part of the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot program, two 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 the National Park Information Centre.
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). This tower has limited bandwidth and can become overloaded when visitor numbers are high and everyone is trying to access it.
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.
Breeze and the Wilderness Lodge offer wifi for guests.
National Park Day Use Facilities
BBQs and Picnic Tables
Free gas Barbecues and picnic tables are available at both the Carnarvon Gorge Day Use Area (at the end of the road) and at the Rockpool.
Two toilet blocks are available at the National Park Day Use Area, One near the Visitor Centre and another in the camping area near the smaller carpark.
Composting toilets are also located at the Moss Garden turnoff on the Main Track, at Big Bend camping area, and at the Rockpool.
The fire in November 2018 destroyed the newest of the Gorge's shower block. Campers at the National Park Campground need to be self sufficient for showers, but there is water available onsite.