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Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge

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Nundah
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights here. You can't fault the location, 5km from the entrance to the national park. And it wonderful to wake up and have kangaroos outside your room. You really do feel like you are in the middle of no where. The grounds are very well kept. The rooms were neat and tidy, bed was very comfortable, however...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and thank you for choosing to stay at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge. We have just purchased NEW lighting for all of the cabins. We are very excited to receive these hopefully next week. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This wilderness lodge conforms exactly to one one Australia's travel dictums; if you stay in remote places expect to pay more. The layout and atmosphere of the Wilderness Lodge is exceptional, a nice blend of comfort set amid the untrammeled environment of the Carnarvon Gorge National Park. You accept that you must eat in their restaurant at prices that, yes,...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We booked into the Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge by default as the nearby Takkaranka camping ground was booked out. The Wilderness Lodge is expensive by any measure - not as good value as the camping option up the road. However the location is superb. Closer to the Gorge park with beautiful, restful surroundings and kangaroos and other wildlife abounding. The...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you so much for your review. Yes we do offer a different style of accommodation than the more budget style of accommodation at other locations. The Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge has NEW MANAGERS, and we are currently in the process of updating all of our cabins. We are very excited for this re-vamp and it is well...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Accommodation is in permanent "tent" cabins with heating, air-conditioning and en suite facilities. Very comfortable. All have a porch/verandah for relaxing after a day's trekking. Beds are comfortable. Cabin 19 overlooked the creek where numerous birds came morning and evening as well as kangaroos and wallabies. On site restaurant offers good choice of menu delivered by friendly, helpful staff. You...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad to hear you had a pleasant stay. Yes, there are definitely no need for alarms out here when you have the gorgeous wildlife at your door. 2 nights is the most recommended number of nights as suggested as it gives you enough time to explore the Gorge....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I had a 4 night stay here due to being unable to escape due to flooding. If there is any forecast of rain,dont go,as even a small amount floods the river which stops you from doing ANY walking. Anita ,the manager,was lovely as was the cleaning staff and bar staff but thats all. Your accomodation is warm but boring, in...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you so much for your feedback. During your stay we received over 120mm of rain which is rare for this time of year but much needed. With this amount of rain it was inevitable that the creek crossings would flood and the park would close. It does take quiet a lot, and 120mm is a lot, for...

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights, after driving for 5 hours we were greeted by a rather unfriendly woman, certainly not the lovely Anita with whom Id made the booking. We like most other reviewers were a tad shocked that our rooms couldn't be locked so we had to lug our valuables for our 22k hike! We paid $260 per night...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Tania, Thank you for your review. It does come as quiet a shock to guests about the keys and we are currently in discussions on some practices and procedures we can put in place to ease this situation. I am saddened to hear that not all your beds got made and this has been rectified with housekeeping. We are...

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a coffee and to get some postcards before heading out of the park. The coffee was delicous and the outside patio was so lovely and gave great views to the bush surrounding the lodge...including the parking lot , where some roos were munching on vegetation in front of the cars. It made us really want to come...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thank you for your review. Yes the al-fresco dining is very relaxing to sit and watch the wildlife while enjoying a beverage. We are very happy you stopped in. We hope you continue to travel safely. - Management

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge for a couple of nights. The grounds are very picturesque and kangaroos abound! It is located a short walk to Baloon Cave and the Rock Pool and a couple of kms from the main walking track. The safari cabins have heaters/air con and are roomy and very comfortable - especially the beds!  The Lodge...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you so much for your response. Yes the beds are very comfy, makes it hard to get up in the mornings to go for a walk :) Thank you for staying with us and we hope you continue to travel safely. - Management

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We stayed there for three nights recently. The cabin was very basic, with only lamps for lighting, which gave off very dim light. The bathroom was very tiny and not heated. Not even a hairdryer was provided. On arrival we were informed that there are no keys for the rooms. They could be locked from the inside only. When I...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Denise, Thank you for your review. I was upset to hear on the last night of your stay that your heater was not set correctly. It does get very cold out here during winter. As mentioned at check out this issue was rectified and shall not happen again. Thank you for staying with us and I hope you continue...

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Driving to this place is wonderful, you see all the animals roaming free. The hotel calls to check on you which is lovely considering there is no reception out there. We arrived and were checked in easily and went to our cabin. It's awesome. Glamping like the other lady said but posh glamping! Everything you need :) We went out...

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CarnarvonGorge W, General Manager at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Thank you so much for your review and your kind words. I sincerely apologise for the Gnocchi and the preparation for that meal has since been changed. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here with us and continue to travel safely. -Management

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  • Pool
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Additional Information about Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge

Address: 4043 O'Briens Road, Carnarvon National Park, Queensland 4702, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Carnarvon National Park
Hotel Class:3 star — Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Hotel Springsure
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“Cabin "Dooloogarah" was close to main area overlooking landscape”
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 of 5 bubbles judyt642, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No, it's all tent style cabins”
 of 5 bubbles 311Jane, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a cabin closer to the reception area - it's quite a walk otherwise and you do enough walking on the treks!”
 of 5 bubbles Rushie02, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are well located”
 of 5 bubbles 707bruceu, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 19 has a good outlook over the creek.”
 of 5 bubbles N0elaR, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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