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

The gorge camping has thoughtfully-planned camp sites and access roads. Photo credit: Sarah Jess ©\; Queensland Government

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

Lawn Hill Gorge (Trailer) camping area

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

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bike

Campground facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Cultural and historic sites
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Guided tours and talks

Set up your caravan, camper trailer or tent in this well-appointed camping area on the bank of Lawn Hill Creek. Delight in the oasis that is Lawn Hill Gorge—a lushly vegetated gorge and spring-fed creek in the midst of dry savanna landscape. Lawn Hill is very popular during 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 through the still waters of the gorge or refresh with a swim in the creek. Falls asleep under the starry outback skies and wish you never had to leave.

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.

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.

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:

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

Number of sites: 14 caravan/camper trailer sites and six tent only sites (all sites are first in, best placed).

Camp sites are suitable for: tents (camp beside your car), campervans, camper trailers and caravans (suitable for rigs with a maximum overall length of 12m). There is a limit of one vehicle per camp site. Some tent sites and all camper trailer/caravan sites are wheelchair accessible. See map (PDF, 84.5KB) .

Camp site surface: Dirt.

Facilities: water, 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: bookings during peak season (April to October) are essential and should be made well in advance. All camp site bookings (and payments) can be booked online or learn about our camping booking options or at Adels Grove prior to arriving at the park. Camping permits are not available from the national park office, however visitors can make bookings on arrival using their phone or internet device.

Mobile phone coverage: Telstra Next G coverage is available intermittently along the Gregory Road (beginning 10km past the mine turn all the way to the national park) and for about 10km south along the Riversleigh Road. Once inside the park, you can get a reliable signal at the national park office, camping area, Duwadarri Lookout and on top of the Constance Range. The nearest public telephone is at Adel’s Grove, 10km from the park.

Visiting safely

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