Average Winter Temps: 22.7℃
Traditional Land of: Bidjara and Karingba Peoples
It’s full of rich history, has a lush landscape, and an eclectic collection of some the region’s most beloved animals and birds. Best of all, it’s one of those mysterious little gems that few people outside Australia ever learn about. Be the first in your circle of friends to experience all that it has to offer!
The Gorge consists of more than three thousand hectares of land that includes pristine features such as eucalypt forests, woodlands, and sandstone cliffs that reach 70m in height. There are also caves littered throughout the area, including many that will delight your sensibilities and inspire your imagination. In addition to those caves, there are even the remnants of a long-since abandoned gold mine that you can visit.
Of course, hiking is not the only thing to do in the Park. Many people come just to see the amazing variety of wildlife and birds that inhabit the area. For, as impressive as the trees and rock formations may be, it is the life forms in the gorge that most people remember the most. This is an excellent place to see – perhaps for the first time – exotic specimens such as the bettongs, sugar gliders, wallabies, geckos, brush-tail possums, and even kangaroos. And don’t forget the birds either. Official estimates place the number of bird species that call the Gorge home at around ninety!
Perhaps the most ambitious outing you could take would involve the five and a half kilometre trek that passes Giant Chair Lookout. This circuit is considered a real challenge for all but the fittest hikers, but offers spectacular views of the Gorge and the main waterhole in the area. You could also take the lengthy journey to the mine if you wanted to discover more about the history of the area.
The Park is a mere 25 kilometres from the town of Monto, so you’re close enough to take a quick drive for supplies and essentials. If you planned ahead, however, your stay at one of the caravan parks in the area will provide all the rest and essentials you need for your holiday in the area!
Cania Gorge National park
Attractions & Activities
- Bike Riding
- Tour the Gorge
- Visit the Caves
- Scenic drives
- Kangaroos, wallabies, parrots, and other assorted exotic creatures
Cania Gorge Caravan & Tourist Park
This tourist park offers an idyllic atmosphere in the bush that offers complete access to the area’s most sought-after wildlife. You can actually see kangaroos and wallabies in the park, just wandering around. Parrots, bettongs, and other creatures come out to play as well – and some are so brazen as to come right up to you for food! The park comes with everything you need for the ultimate holiday – clean facilities and amenities, a golf-course, jumping pillows, pools, and more! Bring the kids and the pets!
Unpowered site rates start at $35/night for 2 people, with an additional $10-$20 per person for each additional person. Powered site rates start at $38/night for 2 people, with an additional $10-$20 per person for each additional person. Additional guest rates are dependent on the age of the guest.
Free Camping / Low Cost Camping
Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat
Bordering Cania Gorge National Park
This beautiful caravan park offers both powered and unpowered sites for visitors and easy access to both the National Park and Lake Cania. How easy is that access, you ask? Well, you can literally reach the Park’s walking tracks on foot! That makes this the ideal location to set up camp and plan your exciting adventure in the Gorge area. Unpowered sites are all in grass area. Powered sites offer water tap, as well as sullage disposal. Pets are welcome, so bring along your furry friends!
From the Retreat, you can not only enjoy all the walking tracks in the National Park, but can take in the wonderful fishing opportunities at Lake Cania, enjoy a picnic on the lake, or engage in some water sports. There are also plenty of driving routes that can provide hours of scenic wonders and even broader exposure to the area’s unique flora and fauna.
Unpowered site rates start at $24/night for 2 people, with an additional $5-$15 per person for each additional person. Powered site rates start at $30/night for 2 people, with an additional $5-$15 per person for each additional person. Additional guest rates are dependent on the age of the guest.