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

Climb the Constance Range track for breathtaking views of Boodjamulla National Park. Photo credit: Tamara Vallance © Queensland Government

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

Constance Range track

Enjoy spectacular, panoramic views on this walk, which leads alongside the Lower Gorge and up onto the ridge tops of the Constance Range.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
3.7km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 3hrs walking time.
Grade
Moderate (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

Ascend the ancient sandstone ridges of the Constance Range and, as you catch your breath, enjoy the silence and the expansive views. Gaze over the black soils of the Gulf Savanna Plains and watch whistling kites circling overhead. Look for common wallaroos and purple-necked rock wallabies on the escarpments.

One of the park's eastern tracks, this challenging walk starts from the Middle Gorge day-use area and is suited to experienced bushwalkers. It's best at sunrise, or sunset when you can also watch the moon rise (bring a torch for the return trip).

Getting there and getting around

The Constance Range track 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 Constance Range track can be accessed from the car park in the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.
  • From the car park walk to the Lawn Hill Gorge visitor centre, then take the Rainbow Serpent track to the trail head of the Constance Range track. (If you reach the canoe launching area you have gone too far).

More details are available on Visiting safely.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Drinking water

  • There is no drinking water along the track, but you can collect water (treat before use) from the taps at the Lawn Hill Gorge visitor centre 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

Constance Range track 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 and Walk with care.