In the Carnarvon Gorge section of Carnarvon National Park, towering white sandstone cliffs form a spectacular steep-sided gorge with narrow, vibrantly coloured and lush side gorges.
Boulder-strewn Carnarvon Creek winds through the gorge. Remnant rainforest flourishes in the sheltered side gorges while endemic Livistona nitida cabbage tree palms, ancient cycads, ferns, flowering shrubs and gum trees line the meandering main gorge. Grassy open forest grows on the cliff-tops.
The Battleship Spur track is the most popular remote walk off the Carnarvon Gorge main track. The Spur sits about 650 metres in elevation above the Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Area, commanding magnificent views over the gorge and the Great Dividing Range.
The shortest route to Battleship Spur is via a gully in Boowinda Gorge onto a long, steep ridge then up the side of the spur to the top and out to the lookout. An overnight camp at the Big Bend camping area is the best way to tackle this walk, leaving for the spur early the following morning. Average walking time from Big Bend camping area to Battleship Spur lookout is between two to three hours one-way.Visit Website
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