Lower Gorge Explorer Tour

This guided tour is the quintessential Carnarvon Gorge experience, seen through the eyes of a local.


14 km Full Day Walk
16 Creek Crossings


9 hours


From $75 per adult

The Classic Carnarvon Gorge Day Tour

On this 14 km Lower Gorge Explorer Tour we’ll visit four of Carnarvon Gorge’s most diverse and well known sites.

At our first major stop, the Art Gallery, we’ll introduce you to some of the world’s most significant stencil rock art, and some of scientific and cultural meanings behind the 2000+ motifs developed by the Karingbal and Bidjara peoples.

Next up, we’ll visit Ward’s Canyon; a spectacular side gorge that generates its own unique micro-climate and supports the Gorge’s one and only colony of King Ferns.

After lunch we’ll venture into the awe inspiring Amphitheatre and piece together the geological history of this landscape.

And finally,  we’ll explore how local hydrology drives the never ending springs of the beautiful Moss Garden.

"Yes you can visit Carnarvon Gorge by yourself BUT you will miss out on the most amazing insights and stories from Simon and Michelle"

Lower Gorge Explorer Tour Details

At a glance. Everything you need to know before booking this classic Carnarvon Gorge day tour. For further information, please call, email, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


Intermediate. 14 km of walking.
Good balance essential for 16 creek crossings via stepping stones.


Approximately 9 hours.
At a leisurely pace.


$75 per adult.
$55 per child aged 5 - 12.
Private groups from $450.


April to September.
See our tour calendar below for specific dates and times.

Group Size

Public Tours: min 4, max 8.
Private Tours: min 1, max 20 (min cost $450).


Backpack, hand sanitiser, lunch, snacks, water, camera, weather appropriate attire,
and your best walking shoes/boots.


We'll boil the billy!
Tea and "Aeropress" coffee provided.

"The pace of the tour was excellent and we had plenty of time to take in the wonders of each of the sites"

Carnarvon Gorge at a leisurely pace

The last thing we want during your Carnarvon Gorge day tour is for you to feel rushed. 

You have, after all, made a conscious effort to get here, and this may be your one and only visit!

Rest assured we won’t be cracking the whip. That’s simply not our style. 

Instead,  we’ll take it slow and allow time for conversation, chance encounters with flora and fauna, and a hot cuppa, of course!

Lower Gorge Explorer Tour Schedule

Do you have a specific Lower Gorge Explorer Tour date in mind, but don’t see it on the calendar? 

Contact us! We’ll do our very best to accommodate your special request.

The Fine Print

Note 1: All Public Lower Gorge Explorer Tours require a minimum of four to run. Should you be a solo traveller, and wish to book a single ticket, please be aware that the tour will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. In the event of such a cancellation, Carnarvon Gorge Eco Tours will offer your choice of a refund or alternate date.

Note 2: All Private Lower Gorge Explorer Tours require a minimum cost of $450.00, which includes up to six guests.