Dripping Rock and the Overhang
  • Length: 3.2km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Cania Gorge Carpark

  • End: Cania Gorge Carpark

  • Location: Cania Gorge National Park

  • Closest Town: Monto

  • Distance from CBD: 496km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -24.7131481

  • Longitude: 150.9871808

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Dripping Rock and the Overhang is a 3.2km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Cania Gorge National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This pleasant walk starts at the southern end of the picnic area. After crossing the Three Moon Creek the track winds through eucalypt woodland and dry rainforest before leading to the base of Dripping Rock (2.2km return). The track is mostly flat with steps on the uphills , a section of boardwalk is found near a rock shelter where Indigenous art can be seen just short of the start of Dripping Rock.

The track continues approximately 500 meters  to The Overhang, where weathering and erosion has eroded the base of the sandstone cliff with striking yellow and red features. Tree ferns and small puddles of water are found in this area.


About the region

Cania Gorge is a national park in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia. The park is 373 km northwest of Brisbane. The nearest town is Monto. Three Moon Creek is the name of the waterway that runs along the length of the gorge.

The park's most dominant features are the 70 m sandstone cliffs.[2] Wildlife native to the park include rock wallabys, bettong, platypus, geckos and over 90 bird species.

Aboriginal rock art on the cliff walls is an indication of indigenous settlement of at least 19,000 years.

A picnic area is located alongside the main road into the park, 8 km from the Burnett Highway. Facilities here include covered picnic tables, toilets and gas-powered barbecues. The majority of the park's walking tracks lead from this picnic area, including the 1.1 km trail to Dripping Rock, 1.6 km trail to The Overhang, and the 1.3 km trail to Bloodwood Cave. The longest track in the park leads from a small car park 500 metres south of the picnic area. This 5.6 km circuit takes in Giants Chair Lookout, with views across the gorge; and Fern Tree Pool, a permanent waterhole. Only walkers with moderate levels of fitness should attempt this track. Another walk leads visitors to a former mine site.


Getting there

From Monto, head north on the Burnett Highway and after 11.5km turn right into Cania Road (signposted Cania Gorge). Follow this for 13.7km and park by the picnic area and information board on the right, about 1km beyond the Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat.

Contributed by Daves Hayes

GPX File

Total distance: 2958 m
Max elevation: 354 m
Min elevation: 290 m
Total climbing: 101 m
Total descent: -101 m
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