Frequently Asked Questions
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What is Nyanda?
Nyanda is a family owned cattle station that has been owned by the family for the past 60 years. It is located along Rewan Road, a short drive from Carnarvon Gorge. Nyanda Station is 38,500 acres and run drought master cattle.
Can we access Nyanda ourselves?
No, Nyanda is a working cattle station. Therefore access is strictly by tour only.
Is there mobile phone reception in the area?
There is very limited mobile reception in the area. Carnarvon Gorge has a short range Optus tower, so you may be able to get some service closer to the Visitors Centre. If you are with Telstra, there is a booster at the Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge. Nyanda Station has no reception at all, so it is best to check in with your loved ones in Rolleston or Injune.
Where is the nearest fuel?
The nearest fuel is 105km to the north in Rolleston (from Carnarvon Gorge Visitor Area) or 150km south to Injune. It is best to fuel up before you come to Carnarvon Gorge, especially if you are planning to join one of our tag-along tours.
Are dogs allowed?
There are no dogs allowed in the National Park, although, Sandstone Park offers dog kennels. For your tours on Nyanda Station, you may wish to bring your dog, although they will not be able to join us on the walking parts of the tour. Since our tours run in the cooler months, you may wish to leave your dog tied to a tree near the vehicles while we are walking.
Are the tours suited to all ages?
Generally, yes. Although our walking tours require a moderate level of fitness and balance. Our 4WD Tag-along is designed for all ages and fitness levels.
What temperatures can I expect?
As we run our tours during the cooler months (April to October), the temperatures can be very cold in the mornings and afternoons. The days are glorious in the cooler months and can get quite warm, especially when we are on the track. Be prepared with a warm jacket for the warmer mornings in winter.
What should I wear?
Sun-safe clothing is recommended all year round. In winter you will also need to bring a warm jacket as the mornings and afternoons can get quite chilly. Sturdy walking shoes (boots with ankle support are best) are important to bring along due to rock-hopping across creeks, and some uneven terrain.
Can you tell us more about the private property tours?
Our private property tours provide an exclusive opportunity to explore the diverse ecosystems on our land. Led by knowledgeable guides, these tours offer a closer look at native wildlife, plants, and geological formations and the stories of our family that have worked the land for over 60 years.
What makes Central Queensland Nature Tours different from other tour operators?
Our tours stand out due to their intimate and unique nature, personalised attention, and exclusive access to our private property. We focus on creating meaningful connections with nature and providing a more immersive and authentic experience for our guests.
Can I book a private tour for a special occasion or event?
Absolutely! We offer private tours for special occasions, school groups, and other gatherings. Contact us to discuss your specific requirements, and we'll work to create a tailored experience for your group.