The beautiful gorges and red rock landscape of Kennedy Range National Park are about a two hour drive east of Carnarvon, or 1 hour from Gascoyne Junction.
Perfect for a four-wheel-drive adventure, Kennedy Range National Park is the place to go camping under a star-filled night sky. Here, you're surrounded by pristine wilderness. Go bushwalking and explore gorges and sandstone cliffs, see native animals and birds, and look out over the vast plains of pastoral leases.
Rising up to 100 metres above the valley, the Kennedy Range plateau has dominated the surrounding plains for millions of years. With red sand dunes, spinifex, wattle and mallee trees scattered throughout the area, this is what the Aussie outback is all about.
A variety of bushwalking trails run from the eastern side day-use sites and camping area, and take you into gorges where you'll see honeycomb-like rock formations. Observe marine fossils and be inspired by the geological history of the range.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has volunteer campground hosts based at the eastern side campground from May to September – which is the best time to visit.
Kennedy Range is a star attraction on the Wool Wagon Pathway – one of the three self-drive trails with interpretive signage that make up the Gascoyne Murchison Outback Pathways.
Follow the main road north from Gascoyne Junction for 60 kilometres and turn off left along the Kennedy Range National Park Road. Petrol can be obtained at Gascoyne Junction.
Camping is available at Temple Gorge campground (for a fee) at the base of the eastern escarpment (download a visitor map here).
Fees apply for vehicle entry to national parks.
Late Autumn to early Spring is the best time to visit.