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Carnarvon National Park – Top Moffat Section

by Dec 1, 2020Post0 comments

November 20-24, 2020
After our short stay at Injune we ventured the 150km across country to the Top Moffat section of Carnarvon National Park; this is the are that extends eastwards from the top of Carnarvon Gorge and is described in some tourist information as “the rooftop of Queensland”. The road from Injune is sealed for the first 80km and then became recently rebuilt gravel and in great condition, seen here a few kms before the National Park entrance at “The Slab Hut”, a rebuilt 2 room hut typical of the 1800s.

The road gradually climbs almost all the way from Injune with no noticeable steep hills at all and rises from 396m above sea level to 709m at the Dargonelly Rockhole where we camped. As you explore the park you get to well over 1200m along the four wheel drive track to the head of Carnarvon Creek. This section of the Park has several places of interest to explore but unfortunately the short (5km) walking track to three locations near the entrance was closed due to a still smouldering bushfire leaving only Cathedral Rock at this location.
There are four campgrounds in this section of the Park and three are accessible with offroad caravans, the one at the Rotary Shlter Lookout is accessible by four wheel drive only and is suitable only for tent camping. We stayed at Dargonelly which is the closest to the entrance and a central point fro explring the park. From the campground at Dargonelly Rockhole the drive through the Park takes in several locations and places of interest and from the top of this loop road is a four wheel drive track whihc rises to over 1200m above sea level and terminates at the head of Carnarvon Creek

The photo gallery takes you thought the various locations in this order and each image is captioned – Dargonelly Campground; Marlong Arch; Kookaburra Cave; Lots Wife; Marlong Plain; Incineration Site; Rotary Shelter and Campground; Top Shelter and Lookout, Mahogany Forest; Head of Carnarvon Creek


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