You need to be totally self-sufficient. Take sufficient drinking water, food, fuel, and spare parts plus a reserve in case you get stuck.
Make sure someone responsible knows where you are going and knows your itinerary. There is no mobile phone coverage and it is quite possible to be the only one in the park, even on a weekend. A good first kit should be part of your camping equipment. The longest distances with no fuel is 130km to Springsure.
Before embarking, please consider reading our articles
on communications, navigation and spare parts and tools. Supplementary articles
that can also be read include: first aid, food & water and camp cooking.
No permits are required for any section of Carnarvon
NP, but camping permits are required to camp anywhere in the park. Camping permits for Ka Ka Mundi can be obtained from Queensland
Parks and Wildlife Service or from the self-registration station located at the entrance. Camping fees average $4 per adult per night.
Fuel Supplies & UsageRolleston
|4cyl 35 litres||4cyl 40 litres||4cyl 50 litres|
|6cyl 38 litres||6cyl 45 litres||6cyl 44 litres|
|8cyl 38 litres||8cyl 41 litres|
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.
Best Time To Visit
April to September. Winter mornings can be cold and frosty and summer days are extremely hot.
Closest Climatic Station
Springsure Comet St
Distance from Trek Mid Point 60.49km N
Best time to travel Ok time to travel Travel NOT recommended
|Mean Max. °C||33.9||32.4||31.6||29.0||25.3||22.2||22.1||24.0||27.6||30.6||32.8||34.0|
|Mean Min. °C||20.8||20.5||18.8||14.8||10.9||7.1||6.2||7.5||11.2||15.2||17.9||19.8|
|Mean Rain mm||109.3||109.9||69.7||40.0||35.7||37.9||28.5||24.1||29.9||47.3||64.5||93.6|
Services & Supplies
The following locations have various services And supplies:Rolleston
Small supermarkets in Springsure and Tambo have most of the food supplies you would need.