Carnarvon Gorge Walking Adventure – trip notes


All levels of walking/hiking experiences welcome  however it is recommended that travellers be in good physical shape. (A reasonably fit adult is someone who gets some cardio-vascular exercise on a regular basis). Grade 4 – Moderate walks involving some stretches of moderate inclines, water crossings, narrow gorges, uneven groundwith varying surfaces from sand to rock. 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 5 kms per hour and distance could be up to 8-15kms per day. Subject to groups abilities.

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 5 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 areas of continuous rough ground, stretches of moderate to steep inclines with varying ground surfaces from sand to rock. Food and a minimum of 4 litres of water for the day will be carried by each participate. Each night participants will return to the base camp.


The first night will be in a lovely motel within the town of Roma.  Our home for the next three nights is the Wallaroo Outback Retreat, with 10 recently renovated glamping tents, 5 with ensuites and 5 with rustic detached bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and an atmospheric lodge building built from timber milled on the property. This is camping with style!  At the end of the day enjoy a yarn, a glass of wine and some camp oven cooking around the rustic fire pit while spotting for rock wallabies against the cliffs.


  • Sense of adventure, good humour and questions
  • 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
  • Raincoat
  • Personal torch / head torch


  • Arrive in Roma by 1:30pm Day One.
  • Tour Begins at 2pm Day One – transfers from Roma Accommodation
  • On Day Two we head north to our walking sites.  Arrive to the office at 15 Quintin Street, Roma by 6:30am. Guests will be able to leave their cars at the head office before boarding the 4WD air-conditioned bus
  • Return to Roma by midday on Day Five.  Transfers to airport / accommodation available after this time.


  • Tours are subject to change. All tours are weather dependent and a contingency maybe required. For tours that are held during storm and fire season, the 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 groups level of interest and abilities.
  • Mobile phone coverage is limited in areas of the tour. Guides will carry first aid & remote communication equipment.
  • Mornings may be cool, but the days can warm up to mid 20’s during winter and high 30’s during summer.
  • Surfaces range from sand to rock, with areas of loose ground and some steep sections. Good level of fitness and balance recommended.
  • Bush toileting may be required at times