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Lower Gorge Explorer Tour

Indigenous stencil art adorns a cliff at the Art Gallery, Carnarvon Gorge.

The Art Gallery

Your first destination on this full day walk is the Art Gallery, searching for wildlife along the track and taking in the grandeur of the cliffs along the way. Once at the Art Gallery, we'll explore the significance of this important rock art site from both indigenous and western perspectives.

Narrow sandstone walls, green with moss, nearly meet overhead in Wards Canyon, Carnarvon Gorge.

Ward's Canyon

Pause for lunch (self-catered) and a hot drink (on us) in this extraordinary side-gorge. Of all the microclimates in the Gorge, Wards Canyon is the most stable. This may help explain why it is home to the region's only colony of King Ferns and was used by fur hunters in the early 1900's. 

Reflected light illuminates the top of a steel ladder at the entrance to the Amphitheatre in Carnarvon Gorge.

The Amphitheatre

Clamber up a tiered ladder and disappear into the cliffs to experience the jaw-dropping atmosphere of the Amphitheatre. Surrounded on all sides by 60 metres of stone, it's one of those places that can't be captured on film - nothing does the place justice other than experiencing it in first person.

A permanent spring feeds a waterfall and a lush wall of moss in the Moss Garden, Carnarvon Gorge.

The Moss Garden

A permanent, spring-fed waterfall and a boardwalk offer a comfortable place to pause and listen to the trickle of ancient water as it emerges from the cliffs. It's the perfect place to refresh before tackling the last stretch back out of the Gorge.


Want to meet new people - hop on a public Lower Gorge Explorer. Prefer to walk with people you already know? The Private tour is for you.


Visit the Art Gallery, Ward's Canyon, Amphitheatre, and the Moss Garden with Carnarvon Gorge's most experienced guides.

Hunt for wildlife and unusual plants as you meander along the Gorge floor and then discover the ceremonial meaning behind the Gorge's 4000 year old rock art. 

Use Ward's Canyon's extraordinary microclimate to see 30 million years back in time while you wait for the Billy to boil at lunchtime.

Read the Amphitheatre's hidden clues into the formation of the Gorge's rocks and then see the same geology in action as you follow the long journey of the ancient water dripping from the walls of the Moss Garden.


Please note: as a VIP tour this experience has a base cost of $300, which includes up to 4 guests. If this is not to your liking, or you cannot find availability for your preferred dates, consider booking a public tour covering the same itinerary by following this link.


Available: April- October. 

Duration: 8 - 9 hours.

Distance: 14 kilometres.

Price: from $75 per adult.

Group size: 4-8 (Public Tour) 1-20 (Private tour). 

We supply: Complimentary hot drink at lunchtime.

BYO: Lunch, snacks, water, hat, walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing & camera.

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