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5 Day Carnarvon Gorge Hiking Tour

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  • Explore Carnarvon Gorge National Park
  • Hike through a 72,000 acre privately owned property
  • Trek the unformed paths of the Expedition National Park
  • Enjoy the quiet sounds of Outback Queensland
  • Entry into The Big Rig Night Show Sunset Tour
  • Visit key landmarks including Roma's Cattle Saleyards
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This 5 day/4 night trek to the Carnarvon Gorge is perfect for the fit traveller looking to escape the city and experience beautiful Outback Queensland landscapes and stunning rocky outcrops. Travelling with an ecological expert, this escorted tour will take care of all details for you including a 1-night stay in Roma and 3 nights glamping at Wallaroo Outback Retreat plus delicious, wholesome meals to keep you energised throughout the Carnarvon Gorge walking adventure.

Trek through the paths of Expedition National Park and hike cross-country on a 72,000 acre privately owned property nestled within the Carnarvon Gorge with panoramic views of the sandstone cliffs, cycad filled gorges and breathtaking views. Please note: you can expect to hike at least 20km per day on a range of terrain so a reasonable degree of fitness is required for this Carnarvon Gorge walking tour.


  • 5 day 4 night tour
  • Return transfers from your accommodation/airport in Roma. All transfers around the property and hiking sites in a air-conditioned 10-seater 4WD
  • 1-night accommodation single or twin share in a Roma motel accommodation
  • 3-night accommodation single or twin share at Wallaroo Outback Retreat – glamping style tents with real beds. Some shared amenities; others ensuited
  • Fully catered with wholesome outback tucker - 4 breakfasts, 4 morning teas, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon teas and 4 dinners
  • Return transfer from Roma Airport or Roma Railway Station
  • National Park & Property Access Fees
  • Entry into The Big Rig Night Show Sunset Tour
  • Your own ecological expert as an interpretive guide
  • Lend of walking poles (if needed)
  • A true and brilliant Outback Australian experience


  • Flights or Transport to/from Roma prior to the tour departure and after tour ends
  • Accommodation after the tour (Day 5)
  • Items of a personal nature: hiking gear, hiking backpack, walking poles
  • Alcoholic beverages (BYO)
  • Lunch Day 1 and Day 5 (noting tour departure 2pm Day 1)
  • Travel Insurance


Day One

  • 1pm arrive in Roma and check into accommodation
  • 2pm Roma Town tour exploring the key landmarks and locations
  • 5pm Enjoy a sunset tour r to the EMSCO Rig while tasting regional port followed by a 35-minute sound and light journey and hear about the early oil and gas exploration in Roma
  • 6.30pm Dinner at local Roma pub

Day Two

  • 6.30am Depart Roma and head to the Lonesome section of Expedition National Park located at the junction of the Carnarvon and Expedition Ranges. Mid-afternoon, depart Lonesome, travel to, and check into your glamping accommodation at the Wallaroo Outback Retreat. Once the sun goes down, take a walk with our ecological guide to uncover the nocturnal wildlife around the retreat

Day Three

  • Explore the iconic Carnarvon Gorge National Park (about 45mins from the retreat). Walk the formed return tracks along Carnarvon Creek while exploring the main gorge and key attractions such as the Moss Garden, Amphitheatre, Wards Canyon and Art Gallery

Day Four

  • Learn about working life on a large outback cattle station as you hike around parts of a 72,000 acre privately owned property in the Carnarvon Ranges

Day Five

  • In the morning, we’ll take a short walk around Skull Mountain and have a hearty breakfast before departing for Roma
  • 12pm arrive back in Roma


  • Trek the unformed paths of the Expedition National Park
  • Explore the best walks of the Carnarvon Gorge National Park
  • Hike cross-country through a 72,000 acre privately owned property nestled in the Carnarvon Ranges full of sandstone cliffs, cycad filled gorges, stunning rocky outcrops with panoramic view
  • After a day of adventure exploring the area, sit by the fire, and enjoy the quiet sounds of the Queensland Outback
  • Glamp in style at the Wallaroo Outback Retreat
  • Small group experience
  • Ecological expert as an interpretive guide


  • Tour departs on day one at 1pm
  • Tour concludes on day five at approximately 12pm


  • Tour duration is 5 Days/4 Nights

Departure Location

  • Pick up from Roma Accommodation/15 Quintin Street, Roma

What To Bring

  • Hiking Backpack
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Reusable water bottle and storage to carry a minimum of 4 litres of water while walking
  • Own tea/coffee cup
  • Comfortable walking / exploring clothes including long pants and long-sleeved shirts
  • Hiking boots/comfortable walking shoes
  • Casual evening camp wear, noting it can get cool at night.
  • Lightweight fleece or jacket
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Personal toiletries
  • Swimmers and towel
  • Relaxation attire
  • Raincoat

Additional Information

  • Tours are subject to change. All tours are weather dependent and a contingency may be required. Tours that are held during storm and fire season, actual location may vary on the day according to prevailing conditions
  • Full-day walk can be as long as 20km. Walking lengths and difficulty can be adjusted to match group's level of interest and abilities
  • Mobile phone coverage is limited in areas of the tour. Guides will carry first aid & remote communication equipment Mobile phone coverage is limited in some areas
  • Mornings may be cool, but the days can warm up to mid-20’s during winter and high 30’s during summer
  • Good level of fitness and balance recommended
  • Bush toileting may be required at times
  • THIS TOUR REQUIRES A CONSIDERABLE DEGREE OF FITNESS. Walks can be demanding due to steep slopes, water crossings, narrow gorges, uneven ground, potential slippery surfaces with thick undergrowth. While the pace may vary depending on the type of terrain being covered, expect to be able to keep up with a walking pace of approximately 3 to 4 kms per hour.
  • Walking distances travelled per day could be up to 20kms and may be adjusted to match group abilities. Walking will involve some spells of continuous rough ground, stretches of moderate to steep inclines with varying ground surfaces from sand to rock. Food and a minimum of up to 4 litres of water for the day will be carried by each participant. Each night participants will return to the base camp

Cancellation Policy

  • 45 days and over – full payment refunded
  • 44-22 days 25% of payment withheld
  • 21-8 days 30% of payment withheld
  • 7-1 days 50% of payment withheld
  • Departure day/no show 100% of payment withheld

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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