Porcupine Gorge National Park in Northern Queensland's Outback. The wild, natural beauty of this spectacular gorge is a short drive (by outback standards) north of nearby Hughenden – with various points of interest along the way outlined in a self-drive tour guide available from the 'Flinders Discovery Centre'.
The town of Hughenden will be instantly recognisable to any dinosaur aficionado worth her/his salt as home of 'Muttaburrasaurus langdoni' and 'Hughie' a life sized skeletal replica in the Centre! The proud 'dinosaur country' legacy is kind of unmistakable, given 'Mutt' - another unique reminder (and fabulous photo opportunity) in the main street!
So, unfettered by such necessities as food and water (Mistake #2), we tripped lightly down the trail, pausing only to gasp at the amazing views. At the bottom, to our simultaneous delight AND horror, the end of the trail was the beginning of the gorge, and able to be explored both down the rocky river bed, and up to the magnificent 'pyramid' formation!
And with the wonderful benefits of hindsight, we won't be making those three mistakes again!!