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Every year, thousands of visitors are drawn to Lawn Hill National Park to experience the true Outback. Encompassing the spectacular Lawn Hill Gorge with its imposing sandstone cliffs, and cool pristine waterways, the area is most famous for the World Heritage-listed Riversleigh fossil fields. An oasis of green set in a landscape of dry semi-arid countryside, Lawn Hill National Park is a popular spot for campers exploring the vast Gulf country of Outback Queensland. The waterways, fed by numerous freshwater springs, can be explored by canoe, or on foot along one of six walking tracks. These tracks will lead you through lush vegetation to tranquil waterholes and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The local Waanyi Aboriginal people have a long and sacred history with the area, evident in the aboriginal rock art found at the Wild Dog Dreaming Art Shelter. Take the bridge across the gorge, and enjoy this ancient art gallery for yourself. Crocodiles can be spied lazing in the waters of the lower gorge, but further up are rock pools and cascade spas where swimming is not only safe, but delightfully refreshing on a hot day. Boodjamulla National Park is located approximately three and a half hours’ drive north-west of Mt Isa and a little over two hours’ drive south-west of Burketown. Camping facilities are available at the Park however the campground is not suitable for caravans, buses, motorhomes or camper trailers over four metres.
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