Eaton Family's Aussie Adventure
Porcupine Gorge is near Hughenden and really quite an oasis in an otherwise flat countryside. Again it is a remnant of millions of years past and was once an inland sea. For those who know what they are looking for there is layered evidence in the gorge walls back 400million years of rock types - not sure how they know this, but one has to be impressed. As for us, we simply enjoyed exploring the gorge and having it all to ourselves. We stayed at the Nat Park campground on the top of the gorge and arrived about 4pm as did 5 or 6 other groups. We went down early the next morning and when we got back the campground was empty - not one of them had made the effort to do the (not very difficult) walk down. It was a kids adventure paradise - building bridges and jumping across the creek and truly beautiful. I think one of the kids favourite places. It is impossible to see how lovely it really is from photos, but that is universal of all places we have seen. Another thing - the national parks keep getting better and better. After this we started on the dinosaur trail again.