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

Walk along the cliff tops of the gorge rim and take in the beautiful views of Indarri Falls. Photo credit: © Tamara Vallance

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

Indarri Falls track

Walk along the rim of the sandstone walls of the gorge to enjoy spectacular scenery then cool off in the refreshing waters at Indarri Falls.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
3.8km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1.5hrs walking time.
Grade
Moderate (walk)
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural)
  • Walking

Enjoy a birds' eye view over picturesque tufa-formed Indarri Falls. Take a cooling dip in the creek at the base of the falls and spot turtles, catfish, long toms and barramundi. Continue around the gorge rim to Duwadarri lookout for striking views over Middle Gorge before descending to the creek to complete your circuit.

One of the park's western walks, this track is less strenuous if walked in a clockwise direction as described. It can be accessed from the shady concrete path along the creek from the Middle Gorge day-use area and is best walked in the morning.

Getting there and getting around

The Indarri Falls 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 Indarri Falls track can be accessed from the car park or camping area in the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.
  • To walk this track in a clockwise direction (the easiest way), from the car park walk though the Lawn Hill Gorge camping area, towards the amenties block to the trail head for the Indarri Falls track.
  • You can also walk the track counter-clockwise but it is more difficult. From the car park, walk to the Lawn Hill Gorge Ranger officeand 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 Indarri Falls track.
  • 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

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Drinking water

  • There is no drinking water along the track, but you can collect treated water from the taps at the Lawn Hill Gorge ranger officeand 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

Indarri Falls 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.