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Carnarvon Great Walk

PostPosted: Wed 22 Mar, 2017 5:18 pm
by SueO1988
Has been a little while but thought I would do a keep trip report on the Carnarvon Great Walk. My husband and I and son did this in August 2016. Was hard but definitely worth it, it took us 5 nights. The view looking back down at the formation of the gorge is truly magical. I was nervous about the rock scramble up and out of the bottom of the gorge, but managed quite well, there are foot holes in the rocks to help.

I would definitely take along either a hammock (ticket to the moon) or a lightweight cheap chair as there are no seats or even logs to sit on at most of the camp sites. This is particularly a problem if it rains! The chair was 800g from Aldi and folds up really small. The hammock is not much heavier and my son slept in it a couple of nights as you could hang it under the water collection shelters.

This Great Walk is definitely worth doing – the indigenous history is pretty special. More detailed information and photos are in the link to my husband’s blog below. ... reat-walk/

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar, 2017 3:20 am
by ofuros
Enjoyable read Sue, thanks for sharing the blog link.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Mar, 2017 10:21 am
by CSpeedy
Thanks for the link to the blog.
My sister and I walked the Carnarvon Great Walk last year as well. In the last week of July, so only a couple of weeks before yourselves.
Great to see your photos of very familiar looking places.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Apr, 2017 7:21 pm
by SueO1988
Hi glad you enjoyed it, we are now in the process of organising the Larapinta in June this year. So many special places to walk.

Re: Carnarvon Great Walk

PostPosted: Tue 27 Jun, 2017 11:14 pm
by taswegian
Great trip and interesting reading. Thanks.
Many years ago last century, wife and I with very young twins spent 3 months wandering the backblocks of Queensland and spent about a week at Carnarvon Gorge.
It's one of the most memorable experiences.
The gorge itself with the eroded sides, vegetation etc is fascinating.
The rock art was outstanding.
I won the trust of the local ranger and he gave directions to many areas where the art was. Not sure if they're out of bounds now.
The trip up onto the top of gorge was worthwhile and the view looking down was something I was unaccustomed to as a Tassie walking our wilderness areas. (your photo of Battleship Spur shows the gorge cutting its meandering way through the landscape.)
The wife was somewhat bemused by a large Goanna that decided to take a shortcut under our tent. It went under the ground sheet and out the other end.

Thanks again it bought back memories, but also revealed things I never saw.