There are no powered sites here with the only facilities being portaloos spread throughout the site, a dump point and fire pits to each site. They have also done away with the stupid nonsense of retaining your grey water, and are happy for it to flow onto the ground where its badly needed. Daily fees are currently $23 per site.
This new tourist enterprise is situated on Bandana Station which comprises 43,000 acres and borders the national park. The station is now organic and normally averages about 2200 head of cattle.
This is our third visit to Carnarvon Gorge with our last visit in August 1997. Back then camping was allowed all year round in the national park but its now been limited to just school holiday periods.
On our second day we walked as far as Cathedral Gorge which involved the crossing of Carnarvon Creek a total of forty times.
The return distance to the visitor centre is 18.2 kilometres. Of course there are the many interesting sites that branch off the main track, which blows this distance out by many more kilometres.
Then there is the Moss Garden where water is constantly dripping from the sandstone for the mosses and ferns that survive here.
The amphitheatre is a 60 metre high chamber gouged out by running water over thousands of years.
On our last day we paid what we thought was a very reasonable $165 for three of us to enjoy a twenty minute flight over 'Bandana Station' and Molleyamber Gorge.