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Kenniff's Gang Bush Camp

20 sites · RVs, Tents48000 acres · Mount Moffatt, QLD
This Pet Friendly campground is situated on the Cattle Station adjacent to the Mount Moffatt Carnarvon National Park. Pitch your tent or park your "Off Road" Camper or Caravan in our drive through sites. Campsites are surrounded by exquisite sand stone hills with an abundance of natural grasses and gum, pine and box trees. This Bush camp is 20 m to 50 m off the Maranoa River permanent water hole with abundance of fish for you to catch. This cattle station is 48,000 acres in size, so no one will feel squished. Plenty of room between vans. We are located just 10km from the boundary grid of The Fabulous Mount Moffatt National Park where you'll discover Aboriginal art and history. Also the Consuela Table land is 1000m above sea level and is known as the Roof of QLD. This National Park is a must to see for all. The camp is situated on the side of a massive permanent waterhole in the Maranoa River. Picture attached. Please note; Kenniff's Gang Bush Camp is a "3.5 hours drive to Carnarvon Gorge", we're on the opposite side of the range of Carnarvon National Park. Most tourist say the Mount Moffatt side is the best side and it's truly one of Queensland's biggest kept secrets. You will need to be a self-contained camper who brings their own camping toilet/shower, and drinking water. Or Treat/Filter the water provided. Untreated bore water provided. If you hate camping look at Maree's Farmstay, a 5 bedroom homestead all to yourself, you can bed 12 people and 2 babies. Bring Pa Ma Kids and grandkids and have a fabulous holiday. This Homestead is also Adjacent to Mount Moffatt Carnarvon National Park. Facebook page to join Bookings through AIRBNB App. Enjoy the evenings warming your feet around the campfire. Hiking the Carnarvon Gorge and Mount Moffatt with Maree as guide is available... are you ready for the Carnarvon Great Walk Track 87km circuit? Check out "HIKE WITH MAREE" on facebook - OR the website Carnarvon Great Walk 87kms cirucit 6 days / 5 nights or just parts of it!
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Multi-hued cliffs and forested banks provide a wild landscape for hikers at the Carnarvon Gorge, one of the highlights of the Carnarvon National Park. Hike beneath soaring sandstone cliffs along the Carnarvon Great Walk, take in the views along the Boolimba Bluff walk, or look out for wallabies and platypus along the Moss Garden walk. Ancient aboriginal artworks await discovery along Carnarvon Creek, or you can cool off with a swim in the Rock Pool. Camping is equally adventurous. Pitch your tent by natural pools, park your caravan in the heart of the gorge, or go glamping in a safari tent.

  • Carnarvon Gorge is located in the Carnarvon National Park in central Queensland, about a 3-hour drive north of Roma or south from Emerald. Roads throughout the park are unsealed, but those to the main camping areas are suitable for caravans, motorhomes, and camper trailers.
  • The Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Area has picnic tables and BBQ areas, restrooms, wifi, and wheelchair access.
  • The last fuel stations on route to the gorge area are in Injune (for visitors arriving from Roma) or Rolleston (for visitors coming from Emerald). Stock up on supplies prior to arrival, as this is a remote area with limited facilities.
  • Bring sturdy hiking boots and take care when hiking—creek crossings can be slippery, and cliff edges are sometimes unstable. Stick to the trails and avoid hiking in extreme weather when flash floods and rock falls can occur.
  • Self-sufficient campers must purchase a camping permit, and advance booking is required for the park campsites. Other options include the Takarakka Bush Resort, Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, and Sandstone Park.

When to go

April through June is the best time for hiking, when the weather is cooler, and the gorge is lush from winter rainfall. From October through March, daytime temperatures can climb over 35°C and flooding is common—prepare for intense heat and rainfall if you choose to visit at this time. The Carnarvon Gorge Camping Area is open to campers during the Easter, June-July, and September-October Queensland school holidays only; the Big Bend camping area is open year-round.

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