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 & Events Queensland

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    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

    Camping

    The camping area is on the bank of Lawn Hill Creek and has 20 sites, toilets and cold showers. Fires and generators are not permitted within the park. Visitors should be self-sufficient in food, camping supplies and vehicle spare parts. The camping area is suitable for caravans, buses, motorhomes or camper trailers less than 12m overall rig length. A maximum of six people per camp site is allowed. Please make sure you book a camp site that meets your requirements. Miyumba camping area is adjacent to the Gregory River, approximately 55km south-east of Lawn Hill Gorge camping area and 3.5km south of Riversleigh D Site. It is open March to October and has no facilities apart from a composting toilet. Bookings are essential.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    • Find out more about camping at Lawn Hill Gorge.
    • Book your camp site online.
    • If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.
    • Pre-paid booking is essential for March to October. For the rest of the year campers are encouraged to book online or by phone, however last minute bookings can be made, and camping fees can be paid, at Adels Grove prior to arriving at the park, subject to site availability and wet season closures. Camping permits are not available at the national park.

    Other accommodation

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

    Walking

    Impressive views from the Island Stack.
    Impressive views from the Island Stack.

    Photo credit: Tamara Vallance

    Walks in the gorge are divided into Eastern and Western tracks and are of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. Note: numbers relate to map reference.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Picnic tables, toilets and cold showers are provided in the camping area. Visitors are encouraged to place recyclables in the containers near the amenities block and take the rest of their rubbish with them when they leave the park.

    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

    Canoeing

    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 Cascades as it poses a threat to tufa formations, or in the Lower Gorge.

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

    Canoe hire

    Canoes can be hired on an hourly basis from the canoe hire area at the eastern end of the camping area. Private canoes are also welcome. To ensure that the waterways are kept unspoiled, motorised vessels are not permitted.

    Fishing

    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 ranger office

    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 ranger office information for more details.