Cania Gorge National Park

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Cania Gorge National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
CaniaGorge Overhang.jpg
The Overhang, Cania Gorge
Cania Gorge National Park is located in Queensland
Cania Gorge National Park
Cania Gorge National Park
Coordinates 24°39′36″S 150°59′22″E / 24.66000°S 150.98944°E / -24.66000; 150.98944Coordinates: 24°39′36″S 150°59′22″E / 24.66000°S 150.98944°E / -24.66000; 150.98944
Established 1977
Area 30 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Cania Gorge National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Cania Gorge is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 373 km northwest of Brisbane. The nearest town is Monto. Three Moon Creek is the name of the waterway that runs along the length of the gorge.

The park's most dominant features are the 70 m sandstone cliffs.[1] Wildlife native to the park include rock wallabys, bettong, platypus, geckos and over 90 bird species.[1]

Aboriginal rock art on the cliff walls is an indication of indigenous settlement of at least 19,000 years.[1]

A picnic area is located alongside the main road into the park, 8 km from the Burnett Highway. Facilities here include covered picnic tables, toilets and gas-powered barbecues. The majority of the park's walking tracks lead from this picnic area, including the 1.1 km trail to Dripping Rock, 1.6 km trail to The Overhang, and the 1.3 km trail to Bloodwood Cave. The longest track in the park leads from a small car park 500 metres south of the picnic area. This 5.6 km circuit takes in Giants Chair Lookout, with views across the gorge; and Fern Tree Pool, a permanent waterhole. Only walkers with moderate levels of fitness should attempt this track. Another walk leads visitors to a former mine site.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Explore Queensland's National Parks. Prahran, Victoria: Explore Australia Publishing. 2008. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-74117-245-4. 

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