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Porcupine Gorge National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities
The Porcupine Gorge National Park is located 45 km north of Hughenden on the unsealed Kennedy Road, this Gorge, sometimes known as the 'little Grand Canyon', drops 120 metres from the surrounding countryside. The gorge displays hundreds of millions of years of sedimentation compacted into a colourful display of sandstone that always looks different depending on the angle of the sun.

The gorge is notable for its deep water pools, inhabited by tortoises and its flora which includes paperbarks and casuarinas.

When camping it is recommended to bring your own water supplies especially during the dry season. Permits are required to camp in the park, self registration is available near the Pyramid Lookout.
 

Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Ranger in Charge
HUGHENDEN QLD 4821
Ph: 07 4741 1113

Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
Ranger in Charge
24-26 Hodgkinson Street
CHARTERS TOWERS QLD 4820
Ph: 07 4787 3388
Web: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/porcupine-gorge/index.html

Porcupine Gorge NP Events

• Queensland Events
Porcupine Gorge Challenge
• June
• With the first challenge held in 2001 in conjunction with the Centenary of Federation celebrations, the Porcupine Gorge Challenge has been going from strength to strength. This event not only challenges serious competitors but provides the opportunity for locals and adjoining communities to enjoy the event, set in the wonderful natural attraction of Porcupine Gorge National Park. Competitors travel from around Australia to compete.

Categories include Open Men’s, Ladies and Under 16 and Under 12 section for boys and girls, with the overall winner taking pride of place on the perpetual trophy. A special perpetual trophy is also awarded to the first local Flinders Shire resident past the post. Prize monies is given to the first 4 place getters in the Open Men’s and Ladies sections, Junior’s are awarded with individual trophies and a prize pack.

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