Accommodation at Carnarvon Gorge – Complete Guide for 2022
Are you planning a visit to Carnarvon Gorge? Would you like to know the accommodation options and campgrounds available at the Park? Then this article is for you. We’ll give you details of all the campgrounds and accommodation at Carnarvon Gorge to best suit your travel plans.
We have travelled the big lap of Australia in our campervan, and Carnarvon National Park was one of the highlights. Incredible canyons, waterholes for swimming, hiking trails, waterfalls, and unforgettable sunsets.
This accommodation guide has information about Carnarvon Gorge accommodation and campgrounds inside the Carnarvon National Park.
All accommodation prices mentioned below are in AUD.
Ok, let’s get to the details of accommodation at Carnarvon Gorge
BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park (previously known as Takarakka)
5 Options for Accommodation
If you have friends who have stayed at Carnarvon Gorge in the past, they may have told you to stay at Takarakka.
If you punch the words’ accommodation carnarvon gorge qld’ into google, this property will probably appear in your search first. It was previously known as Carnarvon Gorge Camping Takarakka, or simply Takarakka campground, but it’s now a part of the BIG4 Holiday Park Chain.
Either way, this property is the perfect place to base yourself, just five minutes drive from where your Carnarvon Gorge walks begin. There are a few options for accommodation styles here, they offer something to suit solo travellers, couples, groups of friends and families too.
Option 1: Queen Studio – Sleeps up to 2 people
A private retreat for two, snuggled along Carnarvon Creek. An open plan studio for two people, with all the facilities & amenities you need.
Cute open-plan cabins with air-conditioning. Queen bed, plus ensuite with a kettle, toaster, bar fridge, and cutlery and crockery for two people. (Bring your own cooking equipment, including pots, pans etc).
The Taka Ensuite Tent comes with a private shower and comfortable bed. Tents can sleep up to 5 people, all bedding, linen and towels provided. Your Taka Ensuite tent also has a bar fridge, fan and shelves.
Camping at Carnarvon Gorge – BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park
2 Options for Camping
The BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park is where it’s at for affordable accommodation at Carnarvon Gorge and also for camping at Carnarvon Gorge.
If you’ve got your own motorhome, caravan, campervan, tent or simply want to roll out a swag and sleep under the stars, you have two options:
Accommodation at Carnarvon Gorge BIG4 Park – Powered Campsite
The best thing about the powered campsites here is that they’re spacious. So it doesn’t matter ‘how big your rig’ is, park it up, plug it in, and you’ve got access to potable water and all the park facilities too.
If you’re not keen on the BIG4 Breeze Holiday Park, or if they’re already booked out for your dates, we’ve got you. Here are some other options for accommodation near Carnarvon Gorge.
Sandstone Park Campsite
Another Carnarvon Gorge camping area and this campsite is open all year round. Sandstone Park offers fantastic 360-degree views of the gorge. All sites here are unpowered, and please note that there are no showers.
It can get quite hot at this campsite in summer as there aren’t too many trees to provide enough shade. However, it does have good Telstra mobile coverage, which is rare in the National Park.
An unpowered site here is $35 per night for two people; extra adults are $15 per person per night. $7 per night for children aged 5 – 14 and children aged 5 years and under are free.
NOTE: It’s the only pet-friendly place to stay in Carnarvon Gorge.
Glamp it up in these luxury safari tents at Wallaroo Outback Retreat.
This is a recommended getaway for two, located in a beautiful setting inside the Carnarvon National Park and surrounded by eucalypt trees. The property can only accommodate up to 16 guests at any time, so it’s pretty exclusive.
Your luxury tent comes with comfortable beds, fine linens and designer touches and furnishings.
Note: There are no bathroom facilities inside each tent, but six bathrooms are at the lodge on the property. A fully equipped kitchen is available for guests to use on the property.
The Big Bend camping area, reached by a 19.4km return walk, is open all year. However, you must leave your vehicle in the car park and walk close to 10km to reach the Park.
The camp is a rustic camping location; no flushing toilets, showers or BBQs exist.
While it is not entirely free, camping here is cheap – at $6.85 per person per night or $27.40 per family per night.
Frequently Asked Questions about visiting Carnarvon Gorge
Best time to visit Carnarvon Gorge
When planning to visit Carnarvon Gorge, it is essential to consider the weather season and the Australian school holidays.
I can tell you from experience that the accommodation at Carnarvon Gorge and the campsites get fully booked during the school holidays, so it’s essential to plan ahead and make reservations as soon as possible.
The ideal time to visit Carnarvon Gorge is between April – September during the cooler winter months in Queensland. Trust us; your hiking adventures will be much more enjoyable.
It’s worth noting that if you visit at this time, although the days are pretty warm, the evenings can get quite cold in winter. So, keep that in mind if you are in a campervan or camping in a tent. You may need to throw in an extra jacket or layer, just in case.
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