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

Riversleigh D Site is a small limestone outcrop that rises above the surrounding plains. Photo credit: Mark Nemeth © Queensland Government

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Miyumba camping area is a small area near the Gregory River, 4km south of Riversleigh D Site and approximately 55km south-east of Lawn Hill Gorge. Limited facilities are provided and campers must be totally self-sufficient. Camping permits are required and fees apply. Camping permits must be booked prior to camping in the national park.

    Other accommodation

    Lawn Hill Gorge camping area in Boodjmaulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is 55km from Riversleigh D Site. Accommodation and camping is also available at Adels Grove, about 50km from Riversleigh. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    A rock face displays a cross-section through a fossil turtle shell.

    A rock face displays a cross-section through a fossil turtle shell.

    Photo credit: Henk Godthelp

    Walking

    Riversleigh fossil trail

    Grade 3

    Distance: 800m return

    Time: allow 1hr walking time

    Details: Immerse yourself in this ancient landscape as you wind your way to the top of the limestone outcrop of D Site.  Take care as the self-guided interpretive trail has many steps, is steep in places and has a small interpretive shelter. Learn more about the Riversleigh fossil trail, and remember to follow the Parks and forests walk with care guidelines.

    Important note: Leave everything as you find it, interfering with fossils or rocks is an offence and penalties apply.

    Fishing

    Fishing in the Gregory River is permitted, however size, bag limits and restricted species apply. Contact Queensland Fisheries for more information about fishing regulations.

    Enjoy your time at Riversleigh, and remember to check park alerts before you visit.