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Carnarvon Gorge
Great Walk

Queensland's answer to the Kimberley

The Carnarvon Great Walk links the Carnarvon Gorge and Mount Moffatt sections of Carnarvon National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and human history set within the highlands of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt.
For those up for the challenge, the full circuit walk (87km advertised km, but its more like 100km with sidetracks included), is destined to become one of Queensland’s greatest walking experiences—a true adventure of a lifetime.

Unforgettable Experiences

Day to Day Guide

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Day 1 Arrive

Today you will arrive at the Carnarvon Gorge Breeze Big 4, for some this will mean meeting at 12pm for lunch, for others this will mean arriving at Roma Airport (taking the 8:15am Rex Flight from Brisbane, you will need to book this yourself) and Maree collecting you before commencing the scenic drive to Carnarvon Gorge. We will meet at 12pm for Lunch before exploring some shorter local walks for the afternoon that are not part of the great walk. We will spend the night at Carnarvon Gorge Breeze Big 4 which is included in the overall cost. This is a practice night in your tent with gear to make sure you've got everything before embarking on this Exciting Adventure. Flyers are welcome to leave motel bags in my car.

If you drive your car, your car will be left at Carnarvon Gorge visitor Car park for the week.

What to Bring & What's Included

WHATS INCLUDED

2025 - What you’ll get for your money value.

*6 months support and help prior the hike.
*I have lived on rural cattle stations for 50 years. Living on the cattle station
right beside the Carnarvon great walk means I’m in my backyard.
I’ve been hiking since 2013, (over 20 great walks) I’ve done Larapinta 240 kms end to end self-guided twice, 16 days was a favourite. Also loved Kokoda track PNG 96 kms. I’ve done the Carnarvon great walk 10 full times.
*You’ll get Local knowledge
*2 experienced local rural Guides off cattle stations/farms,
*Local yarns of the bush,
*Breeze Big 4 the night prior the hike included

*Restaurant meal in the Gorge the night of arrival (on the conditions that they're up and running)

*Eco tour guide joins us for Day one of the great walk in the Gorge
*FREE delivery of YOUR FOOD to West Branch camp night 3-the halfway mark. You will post your food to me.

The food drop will lighten your load by 2 to 3 kg going up battleship Spur. Believe me, you're going to love me for this.
*Hot shower at West Branch (halfway camp) plus lots of treats,

*Cold Beverage at Westbranch – put your requested order in,
*All permits and bookings are done,
*Rural Remote first Aid Certificate,
*First Aid kit,

*One Gas Can, either collect at Breeze Big 4 or Westbranch camp.

*CAP – a hat

*Communication- PLB AND GARMIN INREACH,

*Navigation- all maps taken care of.

*Numerous hikers get lost on the Carnarvon Great Walk annually and must be rescued, be assured hiking with Maree and her other guide will keep you on track.

*FREE Roma 4455 Airport pick up and free Drop off to Roma Motel MIDTOWN MOTEL on the day you finish your hike. (You book and pay for your own motel.)

NOT INCLUDED

Flights, Food, Motel/cabin on the day we finish, Pack and camping gear

WHAT TO BRING - everyone has their own fully equipped hiking pack.

PACK LIST TO TICK OFF!

Your pack needs to stay under 14kg in total for you to enjoy this hike. (yes we will weigh your pack)

 

HIRE A PACK FROM MAREE 

Take the easy option and hire a pack from Maree, just bring your personal items.

The hire pack will include a Tent, Mattress, Full Kitchen, 58l to 65 L Pack.

Limited amount of packs for hire; first in best dressed.

 

Click the link below to find prices and booking link


ARRIVAL DAY
FLY INTO ROMA 8.15AM, I’LL BE THERE WAITING FOR YOU.
9.30AM MORNING TEA INJUNE CAFÉ
SPA SUPERMARKET FOR FRESH SNACKS FOR THE TRACK
VISIT INJUNE VISITOR CENTRE, THE MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
11AM DRIVE OFF FROM INJUNE
1PM MEET ALL THE HIKERS THAT ARE DRIVING AT
BREEZE BIG 4 AT CARNARVON GORGE
SET TENTS UP AND HAVE LUNCH
2PM GROUP MEETING KITCHEN AREA
2.30PM
VISIT THE
*CARNARVON GORGE VISITOR CENTRE
*MICKEY’S CREEK  AND WARRUMBAH GORGE - explore

DINNER AT Breeze Big 4 or Wilderness Restaurant"s (only if up and running; otherwise it'll be a hiking meal)


DAY ONE OF THE GREAT WALK –

Flyers - You are welcome to leave motel bags and other unwanted gear on the hike in my car.

Drivers - Cars are parked and left at Carnarvon Gorge Vistior centre car park.

 

 

 

PRINT AND SIGN WAIVER, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE MEDICAL FITNESS QUESTIONS. If sixty or over, please post a medical certificate from your Doctor/GP. Travel Insurance is recommended to take out on the day you make your booking in case unforeseen circumstances should occur.

Post back in the Australia post with a tracking number and ensure it reaches it destination.

All the links for printing can be found on the Guided Hikes page in this website.

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Hiking Boots and prevention to blisters

Buy good quality hiking shoes/boots from a professional hiking shop and Buy good hiking socks, Injinji toe socks, Buy a tub of Vaseline or body glide, Buy some sheep's wool, Buy the shoes with a BIG FAT thumb in front of toes, (At least 1 size larger than normal size in shoes) this is for going down hills as there will be no pressure will be on toes. If someone tells you to wear some old joggers/trail runners or some other old shoes from home, ignore them, where we hike you need the ankle support of proper hiking shoes. A twisted sprained ankle would not be great. Learn Lacing Techniques so the hiking boot/shoe does not hurt your foot in any way. For the lacing technique three notches up above your ankle works best. The soles on Hiking Shoes are made tough for an extra 15 kg of weight "Your Pack". Other shoes soles are too squishy and soft for all the extra weight added on your back.

Cut your toenails prior the hike.

Prior -  Watch Video's on lacing techniques.
1.Rub your feet with Vaseline or body glide each morning prior to hiking.
​2. Put on your Injinji toe socks and wear under hiking socks.
3.Put on your WOOL Hiking socks.
4. Put on your HIKING BOOTS.

As soon as you feel a slight tiny burn – 'DO NOT' walk on – STOP, SHOES OFF, APPLY SHEEP'S WOOL OR TAPE UP!
I put sheep’s wool  (Fresh from the in-laws wool shed). The softness and the lanolin in the sheep wool helps prevent blisters. Others use tapping method which is great too. You must beat the blister before it arrives. Do not shut the gate after the horse is out.. too late.. 

Stopping early at the most 'Slightest of burning sensation' is 'vital' to 'Prevention'. Do not think, Morning tea is in half an hour, i will do it then, pull up straight away and 'DO IT'. Do not be embarrassed of pulling the group up to do so.

One of our hikes the blisters were insane. (a picture at at bottom of page)

​BUY YOUR 'INJINJI' SOCKS AND 'HIKING' SOCKS, PUT THEM BOTH ON.
"THEN" GO SHOE SHOPPING 'WITH YOUR SOCKS ON' FOR YOUR HIKING BOOTS.
ALWAYS BY HIKING BOOTS 1 SIZE LARGER THAN ALL YOUR OTHER SHOES!!

How To Prevent Sore Toes Hiking Downhill
If your foot is size 8 - buy size 9, always buy one size larger.
Lacing Technique to hold foot at back of the boot.
Undo laces loosely, put foot in boot and stand up, then kick foot to the back of the boot, right back. Do up lace tightly! Once above your forth Notch on your laces, do the first bit, "of what you do when you" "tie your laces"! cross 3 times (as picture) then thread other three notch's!(as per video) Doing this will prevent the laces loosening and then foot moving to the front of the shoe. video here

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