Big Bend Walkers’ Camp (Great Walk)
Nestled within the breathtaking Carnarvon National Park in central Queensland's Sandstone Wilderness, Big Bend Walkers' Camp offers a serene and rejuvenating experience for hikers seeking respite amidst the rugged beauty of the Great Walk. This campsite serves as an idyllic base for adventurers to recharge after a challenging day's trek along the Carnarvon Great Walk and the Main Gorge track.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Water (Non drinking)
Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers
1) Open fires: Prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.
2) Generators: Not permitted.
Things to know
Big Bend Walkers' Camp can be reached from the Carnarvon Gorge visitor area, approximately 5.9 kilometers by road from the park entrance in the Carnarvon Gorge section. High-clearance 4WD vehicles are recommended for navigating the park, especially if you plan to explore other sections like Mount Moffatt. The campsite accommodates walk-in camping only and has no designated or numbered sites. It can host a maximum of six people, with a total capacity of 10. Campers should bring their fuel or gas stove, water treatment supplies, insect repellent, a washing up basin, a ground sheet to protect tents, warm clothing, and wet weather gear. Water from Carnarvon Creek is available, but it must be treated before drinking. The campsite provides essential amenities including picnic tables, non-flush toilets, and tent camping facilities. Campers can expect a grassy creek flat surrounded by Carnarvon fan palms, creating an immersive bush setting. Open fires are prohibited, and only fuel or gas stoves are allowed. Generators are not permitted to preserve the natural tranquility of the area. Keep in mind that there is no mobile phone coverage in the vicinity. Be prepared for emergency communication with alternative means.
After a demanding hike, visitors can unwind by the serene Carnarvon Creek, where a natural pool nestled in an elbow of the gorge provides respite from the heat. The sweeping sandstone walls make for a mesmerizing backdrop as you relax in the pristine environment. The campsite offers excellent opportunities for wildlife observation. Under the shade of tall spotted gums, you can spot catfish and turtles in the creek. Keep your eyes peeled for the park's diverse birdlife, and after dark, venture into nocturnal wildlife spotting, including gliders, possums, and owls.