Starting from the Consuelo campground in Carnarvon Park, this walk takes you to the Cabbage Tree campground via the fifth section of the 87 km Carnarvon Great Walk, exploring the Consuelo Tableland along the way. The said tableland is home to Heavenly, Foley’s and Ferntree springs -- which are spread throughout the tableland, naturally concealed. These springs were once utilized by the Aboriginal people of the time as well as the stockmen that came afterwards. Explore the refreshing forest on your way to the Cabbage Tree campsite. 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 Consuelo campground, head south along the singular dirt track, then stay on the said track as it veers left and starts heading northwest to continue along Consuelo to Cabbage Tree Track. Keep an eye out for the orange markers along the way.....