Consuelo to Cabbage Tree
Bidjara & Karingbal Country

3 h to 4 h 30 min

13.6 km
oneway segment

↑ 139 m
↓ -213 m

Very challenging
Starting from the Consuelo campground in Carnarvon Park, this walk takes you to the Cabbage Tree campground via the fifth section of the 87 km Carnarvon Great Walk, exploring the Consuelo Tableland along the way. The said tableland is home to Heavenly, Foley’s and Ferntree springs -- which are spread throughout the tableland, naturally concealed. These springs were once utilized by the Aboriginal people of the time as well as the stockmen that came afterwards. Explore the refreshing forest on your way to the Cabbage Tree campsite. Keep in mind that you’ll need a permit to access Carnarvon Park and the said campsites. This walk is closed from the 1st of November to the last day of February. Bring some insect repellent to protect yourself from the mozzies(Australian slang for mosquitoes). Let us begin by acknowledging the Bidjara & Karingbal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2021.
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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Segment This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Full Journey Carnarvon Great Walk
Start (-24.9415648,148.1172347)
Finish (-24.9914229,148.2166916)
Mode (end)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Consuelo campground, head south along the singular dirt track, then stay on the said track as it veers left and starts heading northwest to continue along Consuelo to Cabbage Tree Track. Keep an eye out for the orange markers along the way.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Carnarvon Great Walk.
Consuelo camping zone (about 4 m back from the start).
There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 13.6 km come to "Cabbage Tree camping zone".
There is a fee to use this campsite.
The end.
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Terrain
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Consuelo to Cabbage Tree


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 13.6 km
Time 3 h to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.6 km apart with the largest gap of 13.7 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
-4 mConsuelo camping zone
Camp site
13.7 kmCabbage Tree camping zone
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