Isla Gorge Queensland

Isla Gorge

I travelled here from Biloela after the Information Centre recommended the Gorge. I booked 3 nights through National Parks and arrived to discover I was the only camper on the mountain. I set up in a spot just near the edge of the gorge so I could see the gorge and the sunrise.

Isla Gorge lies between the townships of Theodore in the north and Taroom in the south, on the Leichhardt Highway. Just 1.3 km in from the Leichhardt Highway the bush camping and picnic area is a perfect place to stop and stay. A stunning natural viewing area, overlooking Gorge Creek and across to Devil’s Nest – a large cluster of jagged rocks jutting up from a distant ridge.

Isla Gorge is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 415 km northwest of Brisbane, gazetted in 1964. It contains a rest area with toilets and a camping area, situated along the Leichhardt Highway just south of Theodore.

Isla Gorge National Park is located on the traditional lands of the Wulli Wulli and Jiman Aboriginal people at the southern end of Dawson Ranges, between the townships of Theodore and Tarooma, 415km northwest of Brisbane. The park has two areas open to visitors – the Flagstaff Section and the Isla Gorge Lookout. The main feature of the park is the sandstone which has eroded to form sandstone cliffs and gorges.

At the Flagstaff Section is the most remote of the two areas of the park open to visitors. There are two walking trails – Hand Paved Road and Glenmoral Lookout. Both tracks are classified as a grade 4 track due to unevenness and some steep sections. Each track is said to take 45 minutes each . The Isla Gorge Lookout is a 10 min walk each way along a track that follows a ridge giving fantastic views from both sides.

There is a camping area located at the Isla Gorge Lookout section of the park. The area is 1.3 kilometres off the Leichhardt Highway along a gravel road which is accessible to all vehicles and small/medium caravans and motorhomes. Facilities at the campground include a composting toilet, picnic tables and fire pits.

Magnificent sunrise and sunset from the Gorge Lookout

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