West Branch to Consuelo
16.1 km oneway
5 h 30 min to 7 h 30 min
West Branch to Consuelo
16.1 km

5 h 30 min to 7 h 30 min

Starting from the West Branch campsite in Carnarvon Park, this walk takes you to the Consuelo campground via the fourth section of the 87 km Carnarvon Great Walk, exploring the Consuelo Tableland and the Mahogany Forest along the way. This section of the trail is actually the longest one, and it is relatively green due to the environmental conditions. You’ll be getting great looks at Mount Moffatt along with the mountain ranges to the west. The aforementioned Mahogany Forest is made up almost exclusively of silver top stringybark trees. You can also come across Macrozamia along the track. Some of them grow up to be an impressive 6 metres tall. Get ready to hike on the ‘Roof of Queensland’, the highest part of the Central Queensland Sandstone Belt. 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. 




Points of Interest
Consuelo camping zone
West Branch camping area

Places & Areas
Maranoa Regional
Central Highlands Regional
Mount Moffatt
Carnarvon Park
Great Dividing Range
Carnarvon National Park