Queensland Camping

Carnarvon Gorge Camping

If you’re planning on exploring the spectacular Carnarvon Gorge National Park, then no doubt you’re now on the hunt for the perfect Carnarvon Gorge camping ground.  While there aren’t too many options when it comes to Carnarvon camping sites, the good news is that no matter your camping style, there is the perfect Carnarvon Gorge camping area for you.

When it comes to camping, Carnarvon Gorge has a few cheap and basic National Park options, as well as a privately operated Caranvon Gorge caravan park which has glamping and self contained cabins.  Lastly, if you’re wanting to go camping at Carnarvon Gorge with your dog, there is a pet friendly option too.

In this guide, we take a closer look at all the different Carnavon Gorge camping grounds so you can choose the one that’s right for you.  We look at the location of each of them, what facilities they have on site and whether or not they offer any accommodation other than camping.

So let’s get started and find you the best place to camp at Carnarvon Gorge.

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Carnarvon Gorge Camping Map

The map below shows you the location of the Carnavon Gorge camping sites that are covered in this guide.  Zoom in and out for a better view!

Keep reading below for full details of all these campsites.

Carnarvon Camping Options

In no particular order, below we review all the different options for camping near Carnarvon Gorge.

Carnarvon National Park Camping – Visitor Centre

If you don’t need fancy amenities, then the cheapest place for camping at Carnavon Gorge QLD is right outside the main track in the Carnarvon National Park camping area.  Although this camping ground is only open during certain types of the year, being school holidays during Easter, June/July and September/ October.  So for other times of the year, you’ll need to book elsewhere.

This is such a lovely campground, beautiful and green with lots of grassy and shady campsites.  Amenities on site include free electric BBQs, picnic tables and non flushing toilets.  There are no showers here.

Campsites are suitable for tents or off road campervans and camper trailers.  This campsite is not suitable for caravans or large motorhomes.

Campsites are $6.75 per person per night or $27 for a family (includes 2 adults and up to 6 children)

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Big Bend Camping Area Carnarvon Gorge

For the super keen campers and hikers, you can camp at Big Bend, which is at the end of the main gorge walking track.  Just beware that you will need to hike all your gear in which is 9.7 km from the car park.  But if you’re keen to do this, it is a great way to explore the gorge.

Amenities on site include picnic tables and non flushing toilets.  There are no showers or BBQs here.

Campsites are $6.75 per person per night or $27 for a family (includes 2 adults and up to 6 children)

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Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge

Sandstone Park, Carnarvon Gorge, is just 5 km from the Visitor Centre, where the main walking track is located. It is a stunning campground, with every site offering 360° views of the surrounding ranges.

The Sandstone caravan park, Carnarvon Gorge, is for self sufficient campers only as limited facilities are here.  At this Carnarvon holiday park, all campsites are spacious, are drive through flat sites and unpowered.  You are welcome to have a fire pit at your campsite, and there are toilets, drinking water and a dump point on site.

Sandstone Carnarvon Gorge is the only pet friendly campgrounds in Carnarvon.  Given that Carnarvon Gorge is a National Park, you cannot bring dogs on the hikes; however, Sandstone Park have this sorted as they have kennels for hire, so you’ll have somewhere safe and secure to leave your dog.  Kennels are $10 for half a day and $20 for a full day – but it is recommended you book well in advance.

Campsites are $30 per night for two people with extra adults $12 per night and extra children $7 per night.  Children under 5 are free.

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Big4 Breeze Holiday Parks (Previously Takarakka Bush Resort & Caravan Park)

Takarakka Bush Retreat

The Big4 Carnarvon Gorge is just 4 km from the Visitor Centre, where the main walking track is located. Sprawled across 100 acres of bushland, and surrounded by the Carnarvon Creek, Big4 is a picturesque property that offers a range of affordable camping and other accommodation options.

The Big4 campground offers a range of powered and unpowered camping sites. The campsites are spread out across the property and are organised in smaller little areas.  Most of the areas have their own large camp kitchen, amenities block and fire pit.  Therefore, for the most part, regardless of where you camp, you won’t need to walk far to the toilet.

If camping is not your style, Big4 also offers a range of glamping tents and cabins.  They have a fully self contained cottage that sleeps 3 people or cabins which sleep two people.  For larger families, there are glamping tents that can sleep up to 6 people.  Some glamping tents also come with a private bathroom.

There are loads of amenities at the Big4, including numerous toilet and shower blocks, multiple camp kitchens, communal fire pits, a laundry, dump point and a general store.  They also put on a roast dinner a few times a week and have a daily bush bar from 4 to 5 pm.

Powered sites start at $45 per night and unpowered sites start at $35 per night.  These rates are for two adults, with additional adults $15 per night or additional children $5 per night.  Glamping tents start at $110 per night, while the cabins start at $185 per night.

Read our full review about the Big4 Carnarvon Gorge here.


Hopefully, you found this guide on all the Carnarvon Gorge camping areas helpful.  Read our full review on Carnarvon Gorge here, which includes details on all the walks, suggested itinerary and more.  Another great place to camp for those who enjoy bushwalking is O’Reilly’s Campgrounds in the Lamington National Park.

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