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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

Things to do


    Revegetated areas offer some shade as well as seclusion from other campers.

    Revegetated areas offer some shade as well as seclusion from other campers.

    Photo credit: Tamara Vallance, Queensland Government

    The Lawn Hill Gorge camping area is on the upper bank of Lawn Hill Creek and has separate areas for trailer camping and tent camping. Flushing toilets and cold showers are provided.

    Located 4km south of Riversleigh D Site, Miyumba camping area is adjacent to the Gregory River, approximately 55km south-east of Lawn Hill Gorge camping area. It is open March to October and has no facilities apart from a composting toilet.

    Please make sure you book a camp site that meets your requirements. Bookings are essential.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    Other accommodation

    Accommodation and camping is available at Wugudaji Adels Grove, 10km from Lawn Hill Gorge. For more information, see the tourism information links.


    Impressive views from the Island Stack.

    Impressive views from the Island Stack.

    Photo credit: Tamara Vallance

    There are a range of walks on offer in and around Lawn Hill Gorge of varying lengths and difficulty. Refer to the Lawn Hill Gorge walking track map (PDF, 1.3MB) for an overview, for more detailed information on walks view journeys. All walks begin at the information shelter.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Picnic tables are provided in the Middle Gorge day use area with toilets and water (treat before use) available at the Lawn Hill Gorge visitor centre. Visitors are reminded to take all of their waste with them when they leave the park, as rubbish bins are not provided.

    View the Middle Gorge day-use area information for more details.

    Views from the Upper Gorge lookout.

    Views from the Upper Gorge lookout.

    Photo credit: Tamara Vallance


    Canoe the shimmering waters of Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland.

    Canoe the shimmering waters of Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland.

    Photo credit: Tourism Queensland

    Canoeing on the still waters of Lawn Hill Creek is an ideal way to explore the middle and upper gorges. Canoeing is not permitted in the Lower Gorge below the floating bridge.

    View the Lawn Hill Gorge canoe trail information for more details.

    Canoe hire

    A number of canoes are available for hire. The canoe hire is operated by a commercial entity that is not affiliated with the national park. For more information please visit Wugudaji Adels Grove camping area.

    Private canoes are also welcome. To ensure that the waterways are kept unspoiled, motorised vessels (including electric motors) are not permitted.


    Fishing is not permitted in Lawn Hill Creek. Bag and size limits apply for other rivers and creeks. Fisheries regulations apply—information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures is available from Fisheries Queensland.

    Viewing wildlife

    The gorge is an oasis for wildlife. Birdwatching is always rewarding and the camping area is a great place to see animals. The sandstone and limestone gorges and ranges, along with the permanent waters of Lawn Hill Creek, support a variety of habitats and a range of plants and animals. The area is not only a home for resident animals but also an important corridor for wildlife movement, particularly migrating birds.

    See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about Boodjamulla's diverse wildlife.

    Lawn Hill Gorge visitor  centre

    A perfect place to begin your journey. Spend time here to learn about the Boodjamulla landscapes, plants, animals and rich cultural history.

    View the Lawn Hill Gorge visitor centre information for more details.