Riversleigh World Heritage Site, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park Outback Queensland | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: ©Qld Govt

Enjoy a dip in the pristine emerald waters of the Gregory River while staying at nearby Miyumba camping area. Photo credit: ©\; Queensland Government

Riversleigh D Site is a small limestone outcrop that rises above the surrounding plains. Photo: Mark Nemeth, NPSR.

Miyumba camping area

Relax in this peaceful remote camping area near the banks of Gregory River and enjoy brilliant birdwatching and wildlife spotting.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bike

Campground facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Fishing

Set up your self-sufficient camp, whether its a tent, campervan or motorhome, and stroll to the river. The cool deep waterhole and small rapids on the Gregory River are too enticing to ignore.

Sit by the river's edge with binoculars in hand and watch the spectacular variety of birds darting down from the treetops to the water for a drink. Look among the treetops surrounding the waterhole to spot the whistling kite's nest.

When you tire of relaxing, drive to nearby Riversleigh D Site and explore the fascinating Riversleigh fossil trail.

Sleep under a star-studded sky and emerge with the dawn to watch wildlife venturing to the river’s edge for the start of a new day.

Getting there and getting around

The Miyumba camping area 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 Miyumba camping area is in the Riversleigh section of the park. Follow the signs on Riversleigh Road.
  • The Riversleigh section of 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.

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.

From Gregory Downs

  • Travel 72km west along Wills Road then turn south onto Riversleigh Road and drive 21km to the entrance to the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.
  • From Lawn Hill Gorge drive 45km south via Riversleigh Road to the Riversleigh section of the park and the Riversleigh fossil trail, and a further 4km to the Miyumba camping area.

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.
  • From Lawn Hill Gorge drive 45km south via Riversleigh Road to the Riversleigh section of the park and the Riversleigh fossil trail, and a further 4km to the Miyumba camping area.
Image of Miyumba camping area offers a remote camping experience, with few facilities. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

Miyumba camping area offers a remote camping experience, with few facilities. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Miyumba camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping area features: small camping area set in open woodland near the banks of the Gregory River. Shade is limited.

Location: 3.5km south of Riversleigh D Site and approximately 55km south-east of Lawn Hill Gorge.

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Access: The camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle during May to September, although four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended.

Number of sites: six sites (separate but not numbered).

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, campervans, and four-wheel-drive caravans and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: srinking water (tank can be empty) and a hybrid toilet. Treat all water before drinking.

Open fires: Not allowed—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, a fuel or gas stove for cooking and rubbish bags. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: must be made in advance. Book online, over the counter or by phone. Camping permits cannot be obtained from the national park.

Mobile phone coverage: not available at Miyumba camping area or Riversleigh D Site. The Telstra Next G network is available on the Gregory Road, 10 km east of the mine turn-off to the entrance to Lawn Hill Gorge. The network is also available for 10 km along the Riversleigh Road from the Adels Grove/Lawn Hill Gorge intersection. The nearest public phone is at Adels Grove.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Riversleigh safely and camp with care.