Lawn Hill Gorge, Boojamulla, National Park

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  • By road, Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is 207 km from the Barkly Highway (via Riversleigh). Only the first 57 km of this route is sealed. Access is unsuitable for conventional vehicles and caravans.

    The park can also be reached via Gregory Downs. The entire 100 km from Gregory Downs is unsealed. Although a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended, this is the only route suitable for conventional vehicles and off-road caravans.

    Access from the north is via various unsealed routes through Hell’s Gate or Doomadgee.

    The unsealed sections of road can be rough, with patches of bulldust and corrugations. Sections of the roads can also be impassable for extended periods after rain. Always check road conditions before travelling to the area.

    Road conditions

    Unsealed roads in the area make access unpredictable. It is strongly recommended that visitors take precautionary steps by being well-equipped and self-sufficient, as there is limited communication and no mobile phone reception. Contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads ( http://highload.131940.qld.gov.au/ ) to find out about local road conditions and the Bureau of MeteorologyExternal link icon ( http://www.bom.gov.au/ ) for weather reports and forecasts.

    During the wet season (October–April) it is recommended that visitors travel by four-wheel-drive and carry an over-supply of food in case of becoming stranded. The wet season can bring dramatic rises in creek levels within a short time and with little warning, cutting off road access. Visitors may find themselves stranded for a number of days.

    Airstrip

    There is an airstrip at Adels Grove, 10 km from Lawn Hill Gorge. Contact Adels GroveExternal link icon ( http://www.adelsgrove.com.au/ ) for details and permission to land.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    The paths around the campground and amenities block are accessible to wheelchairs.

    ( )Park features

    Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is one of Queensland's most scenic national parks. Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland. Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is one of Queensland’s most scenic national parks. Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland.

    Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is one of Queensland’s most scenic national parks. Situated within the remote north-west highlands of Queensland, the park features spectacular gorge country, sandstone ranges and World Heritage fossils.

    Lawn Hill Gorge is formed by Lawn Hill Creek, which is fed by numerous freshwater springs from the limestone plateau to the west. The magnitude of the sandstone cliffs lining the gorge, its emerald waters and lush vegetation make it a visual splendour. Serving as an oasis, the spring water and surrounding vegetation attract an abundance of wildlife. The Waanyi Aboriginal people have strong cultural ties with the park while pastoralists of European descent have more recent historical connections.

    Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park lies on ancient sandstone of the Constance Range, between the Barkly Tablelands to the south-west and the black soils of the Gulf Savanna Plains to the east. Lawn Hill Creek and the Gregory and O’Shanassy rivers flow all year round, providing a stark contrast to the dry, parched landscape during the dry season.

     

     

    http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/boodjamulla-lawn-hill/index.html

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