Off The Beaten Track Tour

Escape the crowds, and visit secluded, off-track sites that very few have the opportunity to experience.


15 - 20 km
Full Day Walk
Lots of Rock-hopping


9 hours


$95 per person

In the interest of public health, we have decided that all Off The Beaten Track Tours throughout the 2022 season will be private.
What a bonus! This means you'll have an expert guide all to yourself!

Exclusive to Carnarvon Gorge Eco Tours

As the name suggests, this tour is all about getting off-track and exploring some of Carnarvon Gorge’s secret locations.

Once per week, only we have permission to guide just six lucky walkers to secret sites very few will ever experience.

So strap on those hiking boots, and come prepared for an adventure unlike any other.

Once we head off-track, we won’t see another human soul!

"This was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Carnarvon Gorge...this tour allowed us to truly experience the gorge in all its splendid tranquility with no-one else around" 

Mel G - Tripadvisor

What are the details?

At a glance. Everything you need to know before booking an Off The Beaten Track Tour at Carnarvon Gorge. For further information, please call, email, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


Intermediate. 15+ km of walking.
Excellent balance required for rocky, uneven terrain.


Approximately 9 hours.


$95 per person


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

Group Size

Maximum group size of 6 participants.
All tours throughout the 2021 season will be private, due to COVID-19.


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


We'll boil the billy - please BYO cup, tea bags etc
Unfortunately, due to COVID Safe restrictions, we are unable to offer our baked goods as snacks.

"We would highly recommend this to those who are looking for that something special... Be prepared for lots of rock hopping which takes you back to your childhood" 

Julie R - Tripadvisor

How "off-track" are we talking?

Depending on which locations we visit, we may utilise the existing walking track system before heading off-track.

However, most of our time will be spent navigating rocky, uneven, and hilly terrain, including plenty of creek crossings via rock-hopping.               Good balance is a must!

Hiking poles are a great asset! You may wish to bring yours along to aid with balance at the creek crossings.

Still not sure if this is right for you? Please give us a call! We’re more than happy to answer any further queries.

Off The Beaten Track 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: All tours require a minimum of two participants 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.

COVID Snapshot

Private Day Tours

All 2022 Off The Beaten Track Tours will be private tours, ensuring you won’t have to mingle with anyone outside your immediate family, household or travelling group. Plus, you’ll have the expertise of Simon or Michelle all to yourself!

Bushwalkers explore a steep-sided sandstone canyon in Carnarvon Gorge

Mandatory Vaccinations

From 17 December 2021, all staff and guests attending an experience provided by Carnarvon Gorge Eco Tours are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as per the Public Health and Social Measures mandated by the Queensland State Government.

Check In QLD app

All guests are required to check in using the “Check In Qld” app, and present their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate, immunisation history statement, international COVID-19 vaccination certificate, or approved medical exemption prior to joining our tours.

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Please click through to our full COVID-19 Policy for more information.