Takarakka Bush Retreat

Takarakka Bush Retreat is situated near the boundary of Carnarvon Gorge National Park. The grounds are natural bush with a large loop of the Carnarvon Creek as the eastern boundary of the park. There is an abundance of wildlife including birds and the very cute Pretty Faced Wallaby.

There is a variety of accomodation options including, studios, a country cottage, ensuite cabins, Taka Safari Tents (some with ensuite), and powered and unpowered campsites. The sites are very spacious and spread out thoughout the bush land. It doesn’t feel crowded.

There are modern amenities blocks with laundry facilities. Fully equipped camp kitchens are available. The Taka General Store has basic groceries and a range of souvenirs. WiFi is available on the deck outside the store.

Sometimes a spit roast dinner is available on the deck. You have to bring your own plate, bowl and cutlery and a delicious 2 course dinner can be had for $20 per person.

Happy hour is held in the area near the deck where the Taka Bar is set up. A daily video presentation happens here as well at 5pm. Learn about the park and Carnarvon Gorge so you can plan your walks.

Camp fires are allowed but only in the purpose built fire pits. Wood is supplied.

A couple of walks are available in the park. One goes up to a lookout and the other follows the creek where you might spy a platypus if you are lucky.

Takarakka does have a dump point however, due to their remote location, they would prefer if people use the dump points at the towns of Rolleston or Injune before they make their way out to Takarakka. This puts less pressure on their septic system.

Although, at $55 per night for a powered site, it is not the cheapest of places, it is a beautiful park to stay in while visiting Carnarvon Gorge.

We thoroughly recommend Takarakka Bush Retreat.


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