We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Carnarvon National Park
Post
Inbox
Search

Australian Nature Guides

Carnarvon National Park, Australia
More
About Australian Nature Guides
Guided walking tours in, and around, Carnarvon Gorge in Central Queensland. Day tours visiting all major sites in the lower Gorge. Night Safari Tours searching for nocturnal wildlife, particularly marsupial gliders.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers talk about
Improve This Listing

Australian Nature Guides
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
Reviews (84)
Filter reviews
84 results
Traveler rating
80
4
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
80
4
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews off the beaten track night safari lower gorge cake guided tour morning and afternoon tea billy tea great value for money carnarvon gorge flora and fauna night walk wonderful guide anzac biscuits excellent tour art gallery awesome night lovely walk
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 84 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2019

My husband and I, along with my 11 year old son, recently did the Off the Beaten Track tour with Simon. This was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Carnarvon Gorge (along with the helicopter ride with Heli-Central, but that's another review). Being school...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 198melg
AusNatureGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Wow, 198melg. That review is almost as impressive as the secret spots we visited. It was my pleasure to have been able to share my favourite activity, exploring side-gorges, with your crew. I had a ball that day and I'm glad you all did too....More

Reviewed September 29, 2019

We were lucky enough to have Simon share his immense expertise and knowledge, which extended way beyond the average tour guide. We were allowed to experience the beauty of Carnarvon Gorge at a calm pace allowing us to take everything in. We highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cherylc07
AusNatureGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Thank you for the review and recommendation, Cherylc07. It was my privilege to be able to share the Gorge with you and I'm glad the trip added something to your stay. I'm also happy to see you appreciate the gentle pace with which we approach...More

Reviewed September 21, 2019

Simon and Michelle took us to see the hidden beauty of the gorge and their exceptional knowledge and experience have added the walk educational. The night safari with Simon was incredible too. The gliders were very active and it was amazing to see the little...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Adrian M
AusNatureGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2019

Thank you for your kind review, Adrian M. I'm so glad you had a great time up the track on our Lower Gorge Tour and while watching wildlife on the Night Safari Tour. The gliders made us work hard, but we got there in the...More

Reviewed September 17, 2019

We had the most amazing day with Michelle. She was very attentive to each member of the group and took the time to get to know the kids and what they were interested in. No question was to much and she took the time to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Spudtrace
GorgeGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

This is such a fabulous review of our Lower Gorge Explorer Tour, Spudtrace! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We love walking with small groups as it gives us plenty of time to chat one on one with everyone, and address...More

Reviewed September 17, 2019

An excellent introduction to Carnarvon Gorge. Guide Michelle was enthusiastic, considerate and full of interesting information. Highly recommended.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Millie7250
GorgeGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Thank you for posting this glowing recommendation, Millie7250! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed exploring the mouth of Carnarvon Gorge with me. It just goes to show that you don't necessarily have to walk a great distance to have a meaningful experience in...More

Reviewed September 14, 2019

We had a sensational night safari with the incredibly knowledgeable Simon as our guide. Without his keen observational skills and local knowledge we could never have seen the animals that we did. To see the gliders coast from tree to tree and to follow their...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Geraldine F
GorgeGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2019

Thank you, Geraldine F, for sharing this wonderful review of our Night Safari Tour! It's great to hear you enjoyed watching the yellow-bellied gliders as much as we do, and that you value our local knowledge so highly. I've been observing these animals for about...More

Reviewed September 12, 2019

Having walked the Upper Gorge 2 days beforehand on our own, we were unsure what to expect from a guided walk. We were blown away by Michelle’s knowledge of the fauna and flora, of the geological and the aboriginal history and also of the recent...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank simpfen
GorgeGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to post such a glowing recommendation of our Lower Gorge Explorer Tour, simpfen! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed having the opportunity to seeing Carnarvon Gorge through my eyes for a day, and that I was able to show...More

Reviewed September 8, 2019

We did the off the beaten walk with Michelle during our stay at Carnarvon Gorge and thoroughly enjoyed it. Michelle set a pace appropriate for our group, and we had time to enjoy the scenery and the remoteness. Her knowledge of the area, the fauna...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NathalieL1028
GorgeGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2019

Thank you, NathalieL1028, for this brilliant recommendation! It is great to know that you enjoyed your Off The Beaten Track experience of Carnarvon Gorge so much. That azure kingfisher certainly was a highlight. Especially considering we had the good fortune of seeing it perched in...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

I absolutely loved the off the beaten track walk. Michelle pointed out some amazing wildlife, including colourful birds, turtles and even a cave bat. The gorges were breathtaking and pristine, making the walk even more enjoyable. Michelle was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and answered all...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Charlottemf99
GorgeGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of our Off The Beaten Track Tour, Charlottemf99. We certainly had a fabulous day for wildlife spotting, with that long line of turtles sunning themselves on the log being a highlight. It truly was a sight to...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

We did the "Off the beaten track" tour with Michelle today. BRILLIANT! I cannot recommend this walk highly enough. Michelle is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the gorges we explored are breathtaking. Michelle pointed out heaps of local flora and fauna and has a wealth of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank S9648PLstevef
GorgeGuide, Owner at Australian Nature Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

Thank you, S9648PLstevef, for such a heartwarming review of our Off The Beaten Track Tour. As I mentioned on the day, Simon and I often fight each other for the opportunity to lead this tour because it is so incredibly special, and runs so infrequently....More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
kmshaw17
July 19, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from GorgeGuide | Property representative |
Hi Maree, Thank you for your question. The Lower Gorge Explorer is our classic full day walk covering 14 km over the course of 8-9 hours. We allow plenty of time to stop and chat about the natural and cultural history of... More
1
Vote
sarah-on-her-hols
July 1, 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from GorgeGuide | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, sarah-on-her-hols. Due to the effects of last year’s bush fires, we no longer have a shopfront from which we can sell our guided tours. As such, it is best to book online. However, access to... More
1
Vote
taylorfamilybrisbane
May 3, 2019|
Answer
Response from GorgeGuide | Property representative |
Yes, due to our remote location, we cannot provide lunch. We do, however, provide morning and afternoon snacks, and boil the billy at lunchtime. If you choose to make a booking with us, everything you need to know about... More
1
Vote