Starting from Gadd’s walkers’ camp, Carnarvon Park, this walk takes you to the West Branch campsite via the third section of the 87 km Carnarvon Great Walk, crossing multiple creeks (usually dry) along the way. Don’t forget to look back at the stunning gorge as you traverse the sandy & arid lands of Carnarvon Park. Although the area is usually hot & dry, you may find yourself amidst a surprisingly green environment after decent rainfall. Look behind the hills to see Mount Moffatt, standing out with its basalt top. Both the Gadd’s campsite and the West Branch campsite have toilets and water (needs to be treated). Keep in mind that you’ll need a permit to access Carnarvon Park and the said campsites. This walk is closed from the 1st of November to the last day of February. Bring some insect repellent to protect yourself from the mozzies(Australian slang for mosquitoes). Let us begin by acknowledging the Bidjara & Karingbal people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Transport options and directions
This is part of longer journey and can not be completed on it is own.
Getting started From Gadd’s walkers’ camp, head northwest along the singular dirt track, keeping the creek to your left. About 200 metres later, make a perpendicular right turn to continue along Gadd’s to West Branch Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 45 m back from the start).