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Porcupine Gorge National Park

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Address: Emu Plains Road, Hughenden, Queensland 4821, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4741 2970
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Worth the drive.

If you in the area, should visit (there isn't much else in the area to keep you busy) A nice view from the cliff top, allow a couple a hours if you are fit enough to climb down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Margot P
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you in the area, should visit (there isn't much else in the area to keep you busy) A nice view from the cliff top, allow a couple a hours if you are fit enough to climb down to the valley floor. Tar road all the way, bush camp sites on the cliff top, and toilets.

1 Thank Margot P
Ingham, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully laid out free sites to suit any size van or tent, spotless amenities and spectacularly walks and views, just a must to walk to base of gorge, the staff at the information centre in Hughenden are so friendly and helpful they will clue you up on all you need to know

Thank jambree1
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Spectacular one day, Gorgeous the next. A must see and do. The road to the gorge is sealed. National park booking if camping is required.

Thank JaneHughenden
Tennant Creek, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Its a good drive out to the gorge, the road is sealed. The gorge lookout is absolutely fantastic, is a must look. We also did the walk down to the gorge, WARNING, this walk is not for the light hearted. The walk down, not so bad is a little treacherous, it's the walk back up is the difficult part. The... More 

1 Thank Kylie S
Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

After spending some time in the Flinders Discovery Centre and being provided with a "What To See Guide" by the Staff, my husband and I set out for the Gorge. This is a self-guided Tour where there are various stops of historical interest along the way. The Guide provided by the Staff at the Centre tells you where to stop... More 

1 Thank Ozzmo1962
Cooktown, Australia
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Visited and was going to camp, but it was too hot and there was not much water in the gorge, so we did not stay Would be great in winter

Thank 87Fran87
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great time camping for 2 nights here. Plenty of flies and the walk down takes it out of you, but all is worth it. My boys 6&7 got down in 18min and up in 19 so can be done quite quick if you like. The walk behind campsite 22 is so worth it with the best view around.... More 

Thank Brett M
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Did a day trip out from m Hughenden but there is good camping. Arrived at 8am to avoid the heat of the day. Loved the 1.1km Pyramid walk down to the base of the gorge. Very pretty. Well worth the climb back up! Also did the rim walk which was a surprise. There is no information to tell you how... More 

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A 40 min drive from Hughenden. a view point only is signposted ,not to be missed but if you drive towards the campsite that is also signposted you will be able to walk down to the gorge itself. Be sure to take a hat and plenty of water.There are steps cut into the ground to make it a reasonably easy... More 

Thank Gill H
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was our second time of visiting Porcupine Gorgs & we are still amazed by its beauty. We'd highly recumbent this place for anyone to visit, as long as you are reasonably fit.

Thank Margaret M

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