How to Get Here
Getting to Porcupine Gorge National Park
The Porcupine Gorge National Park is located 74km north of Hughenden on the Kennedy Developmental Road and is approximately one hour drive. The road from Hughenden to the Porcupine Gorge National Park is fully sealed and accessible by all vehicles. Drivers are urged to watch out for animals such as kangaroos and cattle on the road when traveling out to the event.
If continuing further north of the Park, the road is a combination of sealed and gravel sections. The condition of the road depends on weather and it is recommend to check conditions before departure at the Flinders Discovery Centre on 4741 2970.
Hughenden has five major roads entering the town, from the North, South, East and West. Situated on the Overlanders Way approximately half - way between Townsville and Mount Isa, the Hughenden region is a hub for many destinations.
The fully sealed Flinders Highway (Overlanders Way) runs from Townsville to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Hughenden is 376km West of Townsville and 519 km East of Mount Isa. Access from the north is through the Kennedy Developmental Road. This partly sealed road is best checked before travelling as rain can change road conditions very quickly. Heading south on the Kennedy Developmental Road to Winton is a sealed road open to all vehicles. The unsealed road to Muttaburra also takes travellers south and is only recommended for 4WD and high clearance vehicles. Hughenden is also part of Australia's Dinosaur Trail which connects Hughenden, Richmond and Winton together in a prehistoric trail for young and old.
Please check road conditions prior to travel by contacting the Flinders Discovery Centre on Telephone: (07) 47 412 970
What to do once you get here?
Not sure what to do with your spare time?
No worries! Pop in and see our lovely girls at the Flinders Discovery Centre were we would love to show you our beautiful town and shire.
You can also check out our Visit Hughenden website page for all there is to see in our shire.