Lawn Hill Gorge, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park Outback Queensland | Tropical North Queensland

Lawn Hill Gorge information office is a great place to get orientated for your visit to the park.. Photo credit: Sarah Jess ©\; Queensland Government

Lawn Hill Gorge is a beautiful oasis in the outback. Photo credit: © Tourism & Events Queensland

Lawn Hill Gorge ranger office

View informative displays and learn everything you need to know before exploring Boodjamulla.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Drop in to the interpretive area at the ranger office when you arrive at Lawn Hill Gorge to find out all that’s on offer.

Orientate yourself with the large map of the gorge to find your way to the eastern and western walking tracks. View informative displays to find out about the best walks for a sunset photo, where to spot birds and other wildlife, the best places to swim or stay cool on a hot day and tips for paddling your canoe through the gorge.

If you’re lucky enough to be staying here, find out more about the Lawn Hill Gorge camping area.

Getting there and getting around

The Lawn Hill Gorge ranger office is in Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park in remote north-west Queensland, close to the Northern Territory border, 270km north-west of Mount Isa.

  • The Lawn Hill Gorge ranger office is a short walk from the day-use car park in the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.
  • The Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park can be accessed from the south via Mount Isa or Camooweal; from the east via Gregory Downs or from the north.

From the south

  • From Mount Isa drive 118km north-west on the Barkly Highway; or, from Camooweal drive 71km east on the Barkly Highway to the Gregory–Burketown sign.
  • Turn right at the Gregory–Burketown sign, and drive 56km north-east on the Thorntonia–Yelvertoft Road.to the Gregory Downs–Camooweal Road (from here the roads are unsealed).
  • Turn right and drive 61km north on the Gregory Downs–Camooweal Road then turn left onto Riversleigh Road and drive 35km north-west to the Riversleigh section of the park at Miyumba camping area, and a further 4km to the Riversleigh fossil trail.
  • Continue travelling 41km north-west to a T-intersection, then turn left and drive 4km west the entrance to the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.

Alternative route from Camooweal

  • Drive 2km east on the Barkly Highway then turn left onto the Gregory Downs–Camooweal Road and drive 151km north.
  • Turn left onto Riversleigh Road and drive 35km north-west to the Riversleigh section of the park at Miyumba camping areaand a further 4km to the Riversleigh fossil trail.
  • Continue travelling 41km north-west to a T-intersection, then turn left and drive 4km west to the entrance to the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.

From Gregory Downs

  • Travel 72km west along Wills Developmental Road then turn south onto Riversleigh Road and drive 21km to the entrance to the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.

From the north

  • Several 4WD routes on rough unsealed roads via Hell's Gate or Doomadgee lead to the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.

Wheelchair access

The ranger office is wheelchair-accessible but you may need assistance on the rough track from the car park.

Drinking water

  • Collect treated water from the taps at the ranger office and Lawn Hill Gorge camping area.
  • Don't drink water straight from Lawn Hill Creek as it can make you very thirsty because of the high levels of calcium carbonate. Please do not waste water.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Lawn Hill Gorge ranger office is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Lawn Hill Gorge safely.