Battleship Spur from Carnarvon Gorge
8 h 30 min, 13 h 30 min to 2 days
Starting from the Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Centre, Carnarvon Park, this walk takes you to the summit of Battleship Spur and back via the Big Bend Walk and Carnarvon Great Walk tracks. A 30+ km return walk with the potential side trips included, this adventurous journey is one of the most satisfactory hikes in Queensland, if not the best. From the Battleship Spur, you’ll be rewarded by truly exceptional views of the gorge after spending your whole day in it. Landmarks along the way include the Moss Garden and the well-known Amphitheatre. Try to visit each one of them and stay at the creekside campsite to make the most out of your ‘Big Bend’ experience. Notice the change of terrain and vegetation as you make your way through the subtropical bush to colossal sandstone walls. This route involves rock hopping and scrambling, but the steps carved by the park rangers on the sandstone walls will aid you. Bring some insect repellent to protect yourself from the mozzies(Australian slang for mosquitoes) and expect to get wet feet. Let us begin by acknowledging the Bidjara & Karingbal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.