As natural wonders go, Carnarvon Gorge rocks

Michael Turtle
By Michael Turtle
July 23 2022 - 7:30pm
The Amphitheatre is a 60-metre-high open-topped cavern within one of the sandstone ridges. Pictures: Michael Turtle

Drive a few hours west of Rockhampton and you'll find yourself in sandstone country. Millions of years old, the landscapes here have been lifted, twisted, and eroded into enormous pockets of rock formations breaking up from the dry plains. And among them all, one stands out as both the most spectacular and the most ecologically significant - Carnarvon Gorge.

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Michael Turtle

Michael Turtle

Travel writer

Michael Turtle is an Australian journalist who left his job in television to travel the world forever. He'll show you how to find the lesser-known places, get involved in the culture, learn the history, and meet locals along the way.

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