5 Day Carnarvon Gorge Hiking Tour

Meals included
Hotel pickup
Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

Explore Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Hike through a 72,000 acre privately owned property
Trek the unformed paths of the Expedition National Park
Enjoy the quiet sounds of Outback Queensland
Entry into The Big Rig Night Show Sunset Tour
Visit key landmarks including Roma's Cattle Saleyards

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Sat, May 25, 2024

What you can expect

Spend five days in the remote world of Wallaroo with its incredible diversity of flora, fauna, and scenery. You’ll enjoy varied 8-15 kilometre walks through wilderness and gorges deep in the Carnarvons where your eco-guide will reveal wonders of fauna, flora, and cave art. Your accommodation is bush glamping luxury.

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Transfers from Roma airport or station
  • Afternoon meet-and-greet walk and dinner with Roma
  • Overnight twin share in 4-star Roma motel
  • Transfer to Wallaroo and all transfers to hikes by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • Glamping twin share with ensuite for three nights at Wallaroo Outback Retreat
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 evening meals, refreshments for all walks
  • National Park entry fees
  • Experienced eco-guide
  • Hiking poles to borrow
Exclusions
  • Flights or Transport to/from Roma prior to the tour departure and after tour ends
  • Accommodation after the tour (Day 5)
  • Items of a personal nature: hiking gear, hiking backpack, walking poles
  • Alcoholic beverages (BYO)
  • Lunch Day 1 and Day 5 (noting tour departure 2pm Day 1)
  • Travel Insurance
Itinerary
  • Day One:
  • 1:30pm arrive in Roma and check into accommodation
  • 2pm Roma Town tour exploring the key landmarks and locations
  • 5pm Enjoy a sunset tour r to the EMSCO Rig while tasting regional port followed by a 35-minute sound and light journey and hear about the early oil and gas exploration in Roma
  • 6.30pm Dinner at local Roma pub
  • Day Two:
  • 6.30am Depart Roma and head to the Lonesome section of Expedition National Park located at the junction of the Carnarvon and Expedition Ranges. Mid-afternoon, depart Lonesome, travel to, and check into your glamping accommodation at the Wallaroo Outback Retreat. Once the sun goes down, take a walk with our ecological guide to uncover the nocturnal wildlife around the retreat
  • Day Three:
  • Explore the iconic Carnarvon Gorge National Park (about 45mins from the retreat). Walk the formed return tracks along Carnarvon Creek while exploring the main gorge and key attractions such as the Moss Garden, Amphitheatre, Wards Canyon and Art Gallery
  • Day Four:
  • Learn about working life on a large outback cattle station as you hike around parts of a 72,000 acre privately owned property in the Carnarvon Ranges
  • Day Five:
  • In the morning, we’ll take a short walk around Skull Mountain and have a hearty breakfast before departing for Roma
  • 12pm arrive back in Roma
Highlights
  • Trek the unformed paths of the Expedition National Park
  • Explore the best walks of the Carnarvon Gorge National Park
  • Hike cross-country through a 72,000 acre privately owned property nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges full of sandstone cliffs, cycad filled gorges, stunning rocky outcrops with panoramic view
  • After a day of adventure exploring the area, sit by the fire, and enjoy the quiet sounds of the Queensland Outback
  • Glamp in style at the Wallaroo Outback Retreat
  • Small group experience
  • Ecological expert as an interpretive guide
Time
  • Tour departs on day one at 1:30pm
  • Tour concludes on day five at approximately 12pm
Duration
  • Tour duration is 5 Days/4 Nights
Departure Location
  • Pick up from Roma Accommodation/15 Quintin Street, Roma
What To Bring
  • Backpack or small day pack
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Own tea/coffee cup
  • Comfortable walking / exploring clothes including long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Hiking boots/comfortable walking shoes
  • Casual evening camp wear, noting it can get cool at night
  • Lightweight fleece or jacket
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Personal toiletries
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Relaxation attire
  • Raincoat
Additional Information
  • Tours are subject to change. All tours are weather dependent and a contingency may be required. Tours that are held during storm and fire season, actual location may vary on the day according to prevailing conditions
  • Full-day walk can be as long as 8-15km. Walking lengths and difficulty can be adjusted to match group's level of interest and abilities
  • Mobile phone coverage is limited in areas of the tour. Guides will carry first aid & remote communication equipment Mobile phone coverage is limited in some areas
  • Mornings may be cool, but the days can warm up to mid-20’s during winter and high 30’s during summer
  • Good level of fitness and balance recommended
  • Bush toileting may be required at times
  • THIS TOUR REQUIRES A CONSIDERABLE DEGREE OF FITNESS. Walks can be demanding due to steep slopes, water crossings, narrow gorges, uneven ground, potential slippery surfaces with thick undergrowth. While the pace may vary depending on the type of terrain being covered, expect to be able to keep up with a walking pace of approximately 3 to 4 kms per hour.
  • Walking distances travelled per day could be up to 20kms and may be adjusted to match group abilities. Walking will involve some spells of continuous rough ground, stretches of moderate to steep inclines with varying ground surfaces from sand to rock. Food and a minimum of up to 4 litres of water for the day will be carried by each participant. Each night participants will return to the base camp
Terms And Conditions
  • If the supplier is unable to confirm your reservation, all monies will be refunded.
Cancellation Policy
  • Within 24 hours full cancellation applies
  • Departure day / no show 100% cancellation fee
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
From
$2,925.00AUD
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience