Sandstone Wilderness

Cania Gorge National Park

Cania Gorge National Park sits around 500 kilometres northwest of Brisbane, and 200 clicks west of Bundaberg.

Cania Dam is right next door and is a great place to try your luck on a Cania Bass or Seratoga.

Visitors can base themselves a short drive from the dam at the Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat. There’s plenty of walking tracks to explore the national park that leave directly from the retreat.

They offer self-contained air conditioned cabins as well as powered and un-powered campsites. Don’t miss the daily bird feeding at 4pm.

Cania Gorge National Park
1800 673 018


Arcadia Valley Escape
Arcadia Valley lies between Injune and Rolleston in Central Queensland. It’s closest big towns are Roma and Emerald.
It’s where you’ll find Arcadia Valley Escape – a beautiful farmstay close to Carnarvon Gorge National Park. Visitors have the choice of a few self-contained guest houses which are suited to couples, a big homestead for larger groups, or ‘The Outpost’ – a unique cottage made from Sandstone that runs on solar power.
Activites include a station tour to see the working property and birdwatching at the 200 acre wetland boasting over 200 species of birds.
Arcadia Valley Escape is a patch of paradise in the middle of the Outback.

Arcadia Valley Escape
07 4626 7197
Arcadia Valley Road, Injune


Carnarvon Gorge National Park
Carnarvon Gorge National Park lies between Roma and Emerald in Central Queensland and is famous for it’s hiking.
Australian Nature Guides offer a range of expert guided tours. Victoria enjoyed the following adventures;
-Lower Gorge Explorer – A full day guided walk to The Art Gallery, Ward’s Canyon, the Amphitheatre and The Moss Garden. Adults $55, Kids 12 & under $30.
-Off the Beaten Track – A full day guided walk to a selection of secret sites. Sturdy walking shoes and a moderate level of fitness & balance required. Adults $75, Kids 12 & under $50.

Australian Nature Guides: Simon Ling & Michelle Whitehouse

Carnarvon Gorge National Park
4043 O’Brien’s Road
07 4984 4652


Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge
There’s no camping within the national park but Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge is the next best thing. They offer ensuited safari style cabins among the cycads, kangaroos and abundant birdlife. There’s also a salt water lagoon pool & info centre, as well as a beautiful licenced restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and fine dining in the evenings.
QW Viewer Special!
Australian Nature Guides and Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge are offering the following special to all Queensland Weekender viewers.
-Two nights accommodation at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge in a Queen Safari Suite. Includes dinner and breakfast.
-Lower Gorge Explorer tour with Australian Nature Guides. Includes morning and afternoon tea, and a packed lunch.
$600 for two guests. Subject to availability. Bookings through the lodge. Must mention the QW segment upon booking.

Carnarvon Gorge
4043 O’Brien’s Road
1800 644 150

Heli-Central Tours
Another way to experience Carnarvon Gorge National Park is by air! Heli-Central takes visitors soaring above the sandstone cliffs of the Moolayember section of the national park.
A highlight of the tour is flying directly over the two natural wonders called, the two sisters and the three sisters.
It’s a magnificent way to experience the national park – and no hiking boots required!

Heli – Central