Big Bend to Gadd's
Bidjara & Karingbal Country

5 h 30 min to 7 h

14 km
oneway segment

↑ 704 m
↓ -428 m

Very challenging
Starting from the Big Bend walkers’ camp, Carnarvon Park, this walk takes you to the Gadd’s campsite via the second section of the 87 km Carnarvon Great Walk, visiting the Battleship Spur along the way. The humongous meandering gorge looks absolutely captivating from the 1000-metre-high Battleship Spur, as it was carved out by some mighty being. As you ascend from Big Bend campsite along Boowinda Gorge, the relatively narrow Boowinda Gorge will show you its picturesque sandstone walls. The rays of sunlight hitting the walls at different angles make them look even better. The Gadd’s campsite is located near an old stockyard and only features a shelter. Keep in mind that you’ll need a permit to access Carnarvon Park and the campsites. This walk is closed from the 1st of November to the last day of February. Bring some insect repellent to protect yourself from the mozzies(Australian slang for mosquitoes) and wear shoes that support your ankles. 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. 
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This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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