Why now is the perfect time to plan your family holiday to Carnarvon Gorge

Stuck for some school holiday inspiration? Capricorn Enterprise is encouraging local families to plan a trip to one of Queensland’s oldest playgrounds…

“Carnarvon Gorge is the perfect place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with loved ones in a spectacular setting that allows you to be as active or as chilled as you like,” said Mary Carroll, Capricorn Enterprise CEO.

Located 720km north-west of Brisbane and a three-hour drive from Emerald in Queensland’s central highlands, the road trip is just the start of this unforgettable experience!

With April school holidays less than a month away, you’ll have to be quick to lock in your trip to this picturesque, remote paradise and immerse the whole family in Mother Nature’s natural beauty.

The spectacular 16,000ha formation of wilderness sliced out of the semi-arid sandstone belt by water and time, boasts significant indigenous heritage and is a sacred, special and life-sustaining destination that is as rich in plant and animal life as it is in colour and diversity.

Best explored by foot, all ages will love hiking among the dramatic scenery of high sandstone cliffs, trickling creeks, and awe-inspiring places such as the Art Gallery, Moss Garden, Amphitheatre and Wards Canyon. To truly discover the secrets of the gorge, set off with the experienced local guides either from Australian Nature Guides or Carnarvon Gorge Guided Tours and make the absolute most out of your stay.

Just a five-minute drive from the gorge, Takarakka Bush Resort provides a protective haven for both guests and wildlife, offering the perfect base to discover the magical secrets of this iconic location.

Whether you’re a Camper, a Glamper, or after something a little fancier, Takarakka has several different accommodation options including self-contained cabins and Taka Safari tents, powered or unpowered sites for your caravan, tent or swags, Takarakka offers everything you need for your stay all within a tranquil bush setting, including a Guided Astronomy Tour to showcase the clear and dazzling star-studded sky, plus delicious roast dinners several nights a week if you’d like a night off cooking! (bookings essential).

And don’t mind the friendly locals who will drop by to say hello from time to time during your visit…

The biosphere of Carnarvon is home to 173 species of birds, 60 different mammals, 22 kinds of frogs and 90 types of reptiles! From the resident echidnas, wallabies and kangaroos to the playful platypus colony who frolic in Carnarvon Creek just metres from campsites, kids will just love spotting the many curious critters calling the gorge home.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll suggests Carnarvon Gorge is the ideal way to get the family outdoors and unplug from our tech-tethered lives.

“With a multitude of sights and marvels around every bend, we invite you to spend your Easter break amongst breathtaking beauty, fascinating wildlife, native flora and unbelievable explorations,” said Mary.

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