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Outback - Lawn Hill National Park
Nestled in the parched plains of remote north-western Queensland is Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park with its permanent creeks and waterholes. Spectacular gorges, sandstone ranges and palm-fringed creeks make this one of Queensland’s most scenic parks. Carved by Lawn Hill Creek, Lawn Hill Gorge is a rich oasis with cabbage palms and lush tropical vegetation.
Lawn Hill’s ancient sandstones and limestones have been gradually stripped away over millions of years leaving behind rugged escarpments, gorges and rock outcrops.
The Waanyi people who have lived in the gorge area for at least 17,000 years know this place as Boodjamulla, or Rainbow Serpent country. Lawn Hill Gorge is sacred to the Waanyi people. Midden heaps, grinding stones and rock art are evidence of the importance of this place. Visitors are asked to respect this special culture. Today, the traditional owners help manage the park.
The park has a rich pastoral history and Lawn Hill Station was once one of the state’s largest cattle properties
The park base is 340km north-west of Mt Isa, 220km south-west of Burketown, or 425km north-west of Cloncurry.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)