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Carnarvon Gorge

Carnarvon Gorge

This tour is specifically designed to maximise time for you to explore Carnarvon Gorge; an oasis in the semi-arid heart of central Queensland. With Carnarvon creek running through towering white sandstone cliffs and vibrantly coloured steep-sided gorges this environmental experience is one of Australia’s natural wonders.

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6 days

 

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES

  • Enjoy 3 nights at Carnarvon Gorge

  • See ancient Aboriginal rock art

  • Watch out for platypus, possums, sugar gliders and rock wallabies

  • A variety of walks available from the Moss Garden, Art Gallery, Wards Canyon and Amphitheatre

  • Learn about the early gas and exploration of the Roma district at the Big Rig

INCLUSIONS

  • Ensuite accommodation – twin share basis

  • Taxi home pickup and return within the Greater Brisbane area*

  • 16 quality meals

  • Traveller’s Refund Guarantee

  • Entries and attractions as shown

  • Modern luxury tour coach

  • Experienced Coach Captain and attentive Tour Hostess

 

 

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Day 1

Brisbane - Theodore
Our tour begins as we travel north on a very scenic drive. The countryside changes dramatically as you pass through the gold town of Gympie, the citrus capital of Gayndah and the rich grazing region through Eidsvold and Cracow. Enjoy lunch en route before arriving in Theodore, staying overnight at the Hotel Theodore. ^Please note that accommodation is limited in this small town and some rooms are not ensuited and have shared facilities.

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Day 2

Theodore - Carnarvon Gorge
This morning we make our way to the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge. Enjoy lunch before checking in for the next three nights at the Wilderness Lodge. Surrounded by green lawns and shaded by ancient macrozamias and tall gums, each unique timber and canvas safari cabin (serviced daily) has a carpeted floor and ensuite. Cabins are spacious and airy, with screened windows, fridge, solid pine furniture, heaters, tea and coffee facilities and a shaded timber deck with easy chairs. The main building contains the guest lounge, dining room, library, store and souvenir shop. Choose from a variety of guided walks (own expense), self-guided walks and activities to suit all levels of fitness. At night, star gaze with an unimpeded view of the southern skies and sleep in the silence of the bush.

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Day 3

Carnarvon Gorge
Wake to a dawn chorus from the melodic birdlife and have the opportunity to watch grey and pretty-faced wallabies graze. Feeling relaxed in this oasis, today is set aside to enjoy more of the natural beauty of the area.

Optional tour available (additional cost):
20 minute helicopter flight over Carnarvon Gorge

Please note that optional tours listed are a guide only. A full list of tours available and pricing will be advised prior to final payment.

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Day 4

Carnarvon Gorge
Today is free for you to enjoy the sheer wonder of Carnarvon Gorge National Park. The main gorge is enclosed by 200m walls of sandstone, weathered black over centuries and stark white where recent rock falls have exposed new faces. Carnarvon Creek carves its torturous route through the spectacular sandstone gorge, its permanent water nurturing stands of cabbage palms and pockets of remnant rainforest with rare king ferns. The gorge has Aboriginal sites and the Art Gallery is renowned for its Aboriginal rock art. Nearby to the Wilderness Lodge is a large natural swimming pool and the National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers. This morning you may join a half day guided walk to Moss Garden - a natural display of ferns feeding on water seeping from the mossy cliffs.

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Day 5

Carnarvon Gorge - Roma - Miles
Today we travel to Roma where following lunch, learn of the early history and discovery of oil, water and gas in the Maranoa district at the Big Rig display. This afternoon continue onto Miles and settle into your accommodation prior to dinner.

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Day 6

Miles - Brisbane
After breakfast, our true country experience continues as we vist the Miles Historical Village. Travel via 'The Downs' through diverse agricultural regions, passing through Miles, Chinchilla and Warra before stopping in Dalby for lunch. This afternoon, we will make our way back to Brisbane, where on arrival, your transfers will be arranged.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

TOUR FARE (INC. GST) DEPARTING BRISBANE FROM: $2,799.00 per person

 

Single Supplement available @ $768.00 extra

 

 

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