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Porcupine Gorge National Park

Emu Plains Road, Hughenden, Queensland 4821, Australia
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Breathtaking lookout point

40 minutes drive from Hughenden is the Porcupine Gorge Lookout point. From the main road you drive... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
Arnhem, The Netherlands
via mobile
Amazing gorge in the Outback

Procupine Gorge is a spectacular place to visit, 4wd is recommended, especially if there has been... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2017
Townsville, Australia
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Porcupine Gorge National Park is located approximately 72km North of Hughenden. This picturesque gorge is a marvel in itself and is a must see when visiting the Flinders Shire area. There are view points from the top of the gorge, a swimming hole at the base, walking tracks at your leisure and plenty of flora and fauna to marvel at. Camping is available, however bookings are a must. See you soon!
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“grand canyon” (4 reviews)
“steep walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Emu Plains Road, Hughenden, Queensland 4821, Australia
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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

40 minutes drive from Hughenden is the Porcupine Gorge Lookout point. From the main road you drive 1 kilometer and then another 5 minutes walk to the lookout point. From there you can look down about 120 meter which is a breathtaking view.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Procupine Gorge is a spectacular place to visit, 4wd is recommended, especially if there has been any recent rain. Plenty of camping places available. I would recommend walking down into the gorge at night, fantastic views of the stars.

Reviewed November 11, 2017

A spectacular place. We visited in the dry and there was still some water at the bottom. A beautiful hike down to the bottom with lovely rock formations. My 4 year old made it to the bottom but needed help getting back to the top....More

Thank kateanne5
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

I didn't think this would be as spectacular as it is. Very easy access. All bitumen out there and concrete path to lookout. Make sure you visit the pyramid area 11klm north also. Sealed road there also.

Thank Grubby G
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Stopped at the lookout to see the magnificent gorge and the view was spectacular. Walked down to the gorge and sat by one of the rock pools - wish I bought my swimmers. Very peaceful and tranquil - well worth the steep walk back

Thank tracol11
Reviewed September 28, 2017

This really is a small version of the Grand Canyon, was great and as I have some limited mobility the walk to the lookout was great. My husband walked to the bottom of the gorge and said it was fabulous. Worth Visiting - Yes

Thank Trish S
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Went to flinders centre first & glad we did, where they tell you about the Gorge & when you visit it you get to see the magnificent boulder fields & strata

Thank Ken C
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Make sure you collect the "points of interest" brochure from the visitor centre in Hughenden before you go as the sites add to the trip. Take your own food and drinks as there is nowhere to get stuff once you leave Hughenden. Take your had...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

The walk down is definitely worth the hefty climb back up! Stunning waterholes, rock formations, colours & an easy stroll once you reach the bottom. Take bathers and a towel if you like a swim. Will take about 1-1.5 hrs including photography and a few...More

Thank FuudTrip
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

The view from the first lookout was breathtaking. A small drive further down the road and headed into the national park. Nice facilities for picnics and amenities. I thoroughly suggest doing both walks if you have the time. The pyramid walk into the gorge (and...More

Thank Nikki R
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May 27, 2017|
Response from Kylie S | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe there are tours from Hughenden. It's a sealed road out to the gorge and the walking tracks are clearly marked. You could ring the discovery centre the tourist information centre to find out more.