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Published January 23rd 2023
Learn of the history of the Gorge
It's a must do!
It is around 500 kms north of Brisbane but such a wonderful place that it must be on everyone's bucket list It was on mine and I can tick it off - no, it's back on the list as I did not have time to do it justice.
If you are planning to visit Cania Gorge, it might be best to arrange accommodation nearby as there is so much to see and do in this National Park. My visit was only short but gave me an opportunity to look around and see the great scenery and the potential for a longer stay. There is a Big 4 Holiday Park with a range of accommodation options as well as activities with bird feeding, movie nights, and many other activities.
Camping is not permitted in the National Park but there are places nearby, and the town of Monto is not far away and has accommodation opportunities.
It would be a good idea to research this ancient place before you go, as its history and formation going back 200 million years is very interesting. The wildlife, the scenery and the more recent history is most interesting. It was in 1870 that gold was discovered in the region and you can visit the former Shamrock Gold Mine, but sadly prospecting is not permitted.
There is plenty to do - fishing, places to visit, walking trails and more, and for photographers there are many interesting places to record. Birdwatchers will enjoy a wide variety of birdlife. Don't forget to take your camera and binoculars.
Sadly, my visit was short on this occasion but next time I will prepare to stay longer. It is hot, especially in summer, so make sure you have plenty of water to drink, and if you are going on walks, take your phone and take care. It is free to enter the National Park.