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Porcupine Gorge National Park. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Porcupine Gorge National Park

A pyramid race

There’s a pyramid in the middle of Queensland’s outback? In Porcupine Gorge National Park, Porcupine Creek has excavated a deep chasm through layers of sandstone spanning hundreds of millions of years, to create an incredibly scenic gorge, with a ‘pyramid’ shaped monolith rising dramatically from the gorge floor. The annual Porcupine Gorge Challenge, one of the more challenging races to take place in a national park, is held every June. If such a race is not for you, enjoy the Pyramid track at a more sedate pace, exploring the sculpted sandstone pools of Porcupine Creek, as it meanders through this impressive ‘little grand canyon’.

Location and getting there

60km N of Hughenden. Access from Hughenden is via the Kennedy Developmental Road.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

ToiletsPicnic areaCampingCaravan/camper trailer/campervan sitesShort or easy walksHikesCyclingFishingHorseridingWheelchair access

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