The kookaburra abounds at the camping area of Carnarvon Gorge. It is evident that they have been fed by many campers as they are quite cheeky, and will take food from your hand, fly into the camp and sit on the chairs or tables waiting for an opportunity to pounce
This area of Carnarvon Gorge was drier and more open and less shaded than the more lush areas of the gorge and we were probably feeling the after effects of walking 18 kilometres on the first day
Why choose Mendooran for our first stopover? Two reasons, that I know of. It has a friendly country pub with fantastic meals and the prettiest free camp on the banks of the river with basic amenities.