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

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

Lawn Hill Gorge (tent) camping area

Camp on the bank above Lawn Hill Creek, nestled in a lush gorge carved into the surrounding dry savannah landscape.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Camping area facilities

  • Toilets (flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Cultural and historic sites
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming

Set up your tent in this peaceful  camping area on the bank above Lawn Hill Creek. Delight in the oasis that is Lawn Hill Gorge—a lushly vegetated gorge and spring-fed creek in the midst of a diverse savanna landscape. The national park is very popular during Queensland school holiday and peak season (April to October) so ensure you book well in advance.

Your days will be busy. Explore the gorge and surrounding landscapes on one of the park’s many walking tracks. Watch a spectacular variety of birds nesting and feeding around the vegetation fringing the creek. Glide your canoe or kayak through the still waters of the gorge or refresh with a swim in the creek. Enjoy the changing colours on the cliffs at sunset and fall asleep under the starry outback sky.

Getting there and getting around

The Lawn Hill Gorge camping area 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 camping area is in the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park. Continue through the car park and follow the signs into the camping area to your camp site.
  • 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.

More details are available on Visiting safely.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Lawn Hill Gorge camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

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

Features: partially shady camping area adjacent to Lawn Hill Creek.

Location: 4km from the park entrance.

Map: Lawn Hill Gorge camping area map   (PDF, 1.1MB)

Access: the camping area can normally be reached by conventional vehicle during May to October although four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended.

Number of sites: six (6) tent only sites, some offer shade (all sites are unnumbered—first in, best placed).

Camp sites are suitable for: tents (camp beside your car). There is a limit of one vehicle per camp site. Some tent sites are wheelchair accessible. See map (PDF, 1.1MB) .

Camp site surface: Dirt.

Facilities: water (treat before use), flushing toilets and cold showers.

Open fires: not permitted—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove for cooking and rubbish bags. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online. If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

Mobile phone coverage: limited and unreliable.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Lawn Hill Gorge safely and camp with care.