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Things to do
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 need to be totally self-sufficient. Bring drinking water, a fuel stove for cooking and rubbish bags. Camping permits are required and fees apply. Camping permits are not available at the national park.
- Find out more about camping at Miyumba camping area.
- Book your camp site online.
- If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.
Lawn Hill Gorge camping area in Boodjmaulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is 51km 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.
Riversleigh Fossil trail (Grade: easy–moderate)
Distance: 800m return
Time: allow 1 hour walking time
Details: Immerse yourself in this ancient landscape as you wind your way to the top of the limestone outcrop of D Site. Experience the record of life following the separation of Australia from the early continent, Gondwana. See limb bones and gizzard stones of towering flightless birds and the remains of the largest known freshwater crocodile.
The trail has many steps and is steep in places. There is little shelter along the way.
Fossicking for fossils is illegal and penalties apply.
Guided tours and talks
The Riversleigh Fossil trail is a self-guided walk. Guided tours to Riversleigh D Site are provided by commercial tour operators. For more information, see the tourism information links.
Fisheries regulations apply—information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures is available from Fisheries Queensland.
- Camping areas within Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, including Lawn Hill Gorge and Miyumba camping area are open 10 July 2020 to 1 January 2021