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Cania Gorge National Park. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

Cania Gorge National Park

See the sunset from a different angle

Below the towering sandstone cliffs of Cania Gorge National Park, explore cave overhangs and ‘dry’ rainforest thickets in sheltered gorges. Take a few nights out from the ordinary and witness the spectacular sunsets amidst a dramatic sandstone landscape dotted with eucalypt woodland and grass trees.

Location and getting there

225km W of Bundaberg. Access is via Cania Road off the Burnett Hwy between Monto and Biloela.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

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

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Top 3 hikes

Dripping Rock and The Overhang
Distance: 3.2km return (2.5hrs walking time)
On this easy walk, meander through eucalypt woodland and dry rainforest before reaching weathered cave overhangs, vividly coloured with yellow and red ochres. Marvel at The Overhang, where centuries of weathering have eroded the base of the sandstone cliff.

Shamrock mine site
Distance: 1.4km return (45mins walking time)
You won’t get a chance to strike it rich as fossicking is no longer permitted here, but you can learn about life on the Cania Goldfields on this self-guided walk, and see remains of the old battery, mine shafts, processing shed and mullock heaps along the way.

Castle Mountain
Distance: 22km return (8hrs walking time)
Start out early and spend a day exploring this area, on this strenuous full day walk, visiting lookouts and possibly enjoying a special wildlife encounter. Views of peregrine falcons soaring from the cliffs overhead are treasured here. Don’t forget to carry plenty of water.