Last time we came to Carnarvon we met some people who had just camped up at Battleship Spur – about 650 metres above the gorge floor. They had spectacular photos of the sunset and we have talked about going up there ever since. We ended up deciding not to camp up there, but do it in a day trip. We left for the 30km walk just before daylight (6:30am) and made it back just before dark (around 5:45pm). Sunset photos would have been nicer, but we were definitely pleased we decided not to carry heavier packs up the steep gullies and along the sides of spurs!
Four days later and we were back walking in the dark, this time at 5:30am to see the sunrise from Boolimba Bluff (a bit over 3km, and maybe around 350-400m elevation). There was a spectacular pre-dawn orange cloud display just before we got to the lookout. Once the sun rose there were a lot more pinks. Our knees are looking forward to no more mountain climbing for a while!