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Mount Carnarvon - Nyanda

"The place of many waters"

Nyanda Station is a sprawling 38,500 acre working cattle property, situated adjacent to the Carnarvon National Park. It has been family-owned and operated for generations, with a steadfast commitment to rearing droughtmaster cattle. The rugged terrain of Nyanda is characterized by stunning sandstone cliffs that have stood the test of time, as well as spring-fed creeks that flow constantly throughout the year.

This breathtaking landscape has always remained out of reach for the public, until now. The only way to witness the natural splendor of Nyanda is through a guided tour with Central Queensland Nature Tours. Our expert guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through this pristine wilderness, where you will discover hidden wonders that have remained untouched for centuries.

Nyanda Station sunset

Nyanda Station

A Short History of Nyanda

Nyanda, a cherished family treasure for six decades, was once part of a much larger property, its aging fences the sole markers of promise. To secure the leasehold, our family tirelessly worked to transform it into an ideal cattle property. Its lifeblood, a perpetual spring-fed creek, ensured a steady water source, while abundant pastures sustained our herds.

Yet, Nyanda posed its own challenges with rugged mountains, sandstone ranges, and intricate gullies requiring horse-backed cattle mustering. Now, as Nyanda is passed to its third generation, it remains a loved place, cradling our heritage. Nyanda's future, entrusted to capable hands, continues to be a refuge for all who visit, preserving a legacy of natural beauty and family history.

Nyanda's Highlights

Consuelo Gorge Lookout

This stunning lookout is visited on our Highlands 4WD Tag-Along Tour, as well as the Nyanda Gorge Tour. It is situated on a plateau that overlooks the ancient Consuelo Gorge, one of the largest gorges in Carnarvon National Park, only seen from Nyanda. 

Consuelo Creek

Consuelo Creek is the main creek that runs through Nyanda. The creek begins in the gorges of Carnarvon National Park by permanent springs driven by the park's geology, where rainfall from many thousands of years ago makes its way down through the porous sandstone before hitting a much harder rock, forcing the water out into the creek. That keeps the creek flowing, and the wildlife abundant! 

Sandy Gorge

Sandy Gorge is a tucked away gorge on Nyanda that has very rarely been seen until recently. It is a short walk from our road to Nyanda Gorge. 

Mt Carnarvon

Mt Carnarvon is a prominent feature of Nyanda, with its rich iron oxide stained cliffs towering above the surrounding landscape. It is seen on all of Nyanda's tours. Mt Carnarvon is much older than the white sandstone that makes up the cliffs of Carnarvon Gorge itself. 

Three Peaks

Named by ourselves (it has no official name), Three Peaks is a very prominent mountain that stands high above the surrounding landscape. On one side is has huge sandstone cliffs exposed, and the other is a steep slope with lots of hidden gorges, hosting a wide array of unique plants and animals. It can be seen only on our Nyanda Explorer Tour. 



At Nyanda Station, we pride ourselves on offering unique experiences that allow you to discover the hidden treasures of our beautiful property. Currently, we offer four tours that take you to different parts of the property, each with its own charm and excitement.

For those who are looking for a true off-road adventure, our Highlands 4WD Tag-Along Tour or the Nyanda Gorge Tour is the perfect choice. These tours will take you through some of the most stunning parts of the property, where you will be able to explore hidden gems that are inaccessible by conventional vehicles. The tours are led by an experienced guide who will show you the way and provide fascinating insights into the history and ecology of the area.

If you're looking for a more relaxed experience that combines scenic driving with guided walks, our Nyanda StationTour is the perfect choice. This tour will take you through some of the most picturesque parts of the property, including stunning creeks and gorges that are inaccessible to the general public. Your local guide will take you on a leisurely drive through one of the most beautiful parts of the property, where you can witness the stunning views and learn about the life on a working cattle station.

Lastly, for those seeking a more adventurous experience, we can tailor an experience just for you! We have access to countless mountains, gorges, waterholes, and rock pools, so we have the flexibility to put together an itinerary that suits your needs. 

National park

Our Tours

6 Hours - $115 Per Person


LOCATION: Nyanda Station (a 30km drive from Carnarvon Gorge accommodation) 

TRIP TYPE: 4WD Tag-along + Short Hikes


HIGHLIGHTS: Consuelo Gorge Lookout, Sandy Gorge Lookout, Consuelo Creek Rock Pools


This tour is the ultimate way to see Nyanda Station, it involves a scenic drive (high clearance vehicle required) over the rugged sandstone ranges, followed by a walk through our 'Nyanda Gorge'. Your local guide will delve into the stories that are hidden in the landscape while visiting an ancient gorge adorned with deep pools and rare wildlife. We then finish the tour by visiting our lookout viewing rarely seen parts of Carnarvon National Park. 

Carnarvon National Park Lookout

Cost: Please submit an enquiry for more info.

LOCATION: Carnarvon Gorge & Nyanda Station

TRIP TYPE: Up To You!  


HIGHLIGHTS: We can create an experience that matches all your needs. 


We pride ourselves on our tour flexibility, thanks to our extensive access to diverse eco-systems and prime locations for exploring and mountain climbing. If you're an avid birdwatcher, you're in luck; Nyanda is home to a vast array of bird species that call our lakes and waterholes home. Or perhaps you're looking for a more intimate experience, like a private sunset at one of our lookouts, or the thrill of spotting a platypus in the wild? We're happy to organise those for you as well!

Nyanda Gorge

3 Hours - $190 Per VEHICLE

LOCATION: Nyanda Station

TRIP TYPE: Relaxing Tag-along Driving + Morning / Afternoon Tea in a Scenic Location


HIGHLIGHTS: Drive through unique landscapes, Visit our Consuelo Gorge Lookout. 


Embark on the ultimate off-road adventure through the hidden gems of Central Queensland Highlands, all from the comfort of your own vehicle. Our 4WD tour takes you on a journey over rough and rugged sandstone ranges, culminating in breathtaking views from our lookouts of some of the largest gorges in Carnarvon National Park.

Carnarvon Gorge Lookout - Boolimba Bluff

Check out our custom itineraries that you can choose from. Keep in mind that we can tailor each experience to suit your needs. 

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