Big Bend Camping Area
Big Bend Camping Area in Carnarvon National Park, located in central Queensland's Sandstone Wilderness, offers a serene and picturesque retreat for nature enthusiasts and hikers.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Water (Non drinking)
Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers
1) Open fires: Prohibited.
2) Generators: Not permitted.
Things to know
Big Bend Camping Area is situated in the Carnarvon Gorge section of Carnarvon National Park, approximately halfway between the towns of Emerald and Roma. Access to Big Bend is exclusively by foot, requiring a 9.7-kilometer hike along the Main Gorge Track, which commences at the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area, approximately 5.9 kilometers by road from the park's entrance. There are no defined campsites; instead, it offers an open area for walk-in camping. The campsite surface is dirt, in keeping with the natural surroundings. Open fires are prohibited, and generators are not allowed. Campers are required to bring their own drinking water, a gas stove for cooking, animal-proof sealable rubbish containers, and insect repellent. It's crucial to treat any water collected from creeks before consuming it. Mobile phone coverage is not available in this remote location.
The backdrop is dominated by towering sandstone cliffs that create a stunning and dramatic scenery. Tall spotted gum trees offer ample shade, making it an ideal spot to relax and observe the wildlife. While you can't swim in Carnarvon Creek at this location, you can still enjoy watching catfish and turtles in its tranquil waters. Birdwatching is a popular activity here, and after dark, you can use spotlights to observe gliders, possums, and owls in the trees.