Lower Gorge Explorer Tour

The Art Gallery

Your first destination on this full day walk is the Art Gallery. Search for wildlife along the track and take in the grandeur of the cliffs along the way. Once at the Art Gallery, your guide will explore the significance of this important rock art site from both indigenous and western perspectives. 

Ward's Canyon

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

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. 

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. 

THE CLASSIC CARNARVON GORGE EXPERIENCE.

 

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: All tours require a minimum of two participants to run. Should you be a solo traveller, and wish to book a single ticket, please be aware that the tour will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. In the event of such a cancellation, Australian Nature Guides will offer your choice of a refund or alternate date. 

 

Available: March - October. 

Duration: 8 - 9 hours.

Distance: 14 kilometres.

Group size: Min 2 - Max 12. 

Includes: Morning & afternoon snacks, and a hot drink at lunchtime.

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

Carnarvon Gorge Discovery Centre

O'Brien's Rd.

Carnarvon National Park

Queensland 4702 Australia

p: (07) 4984 4652

m: 0408 741 292

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