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

Marvel at the emerald waters and brilliant red sandstone cliffs of Lawn Gorge from the Duwadarri lookout track. Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

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

Duwadarri lookout track

Soak up dramatic views over Middle Gorge and enjoy great birdwatching opportunities along the creek on this short but steep walk.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
920m one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 1hr walking time.
Grade
Difficult (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

Hike up the steep ridge behind the camping area and gaze at striking views over the red sandstone walls and blue waters of Middle Gorge. Watch kites soaring above the lookout—they often nest along the gorge rim.

Retrace your steps down the ridge to return. Look for beautiful purple-crowned fairy-wrens among the pandanus lining the creek. An early morning or late afternoon walk will give you the best chance of spotting one.

One of the park's western walks, this short track can be accessed from the shady concrete path along the creek from the Middle Gorge day-use area. If you want a longer walk, from Duwadarri lookout, continue on the Indarri Falls track to Indarri Falls lookout and follow the circuit to return.

Getting there and getting around

The Duwadarri lookout 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 Duwadarri lookout 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 and take the Rainbow Serpent track to the Middle Gorge day-use area, then turn left and follow the concrete path west along the creek bank to the start of the Duwadarri lookout track.

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

Duwadarri lookout 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.