Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill)

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesGregory
FinishBoodjamulla National Park Camping Area
DifficultyDifficulty 2/5
Suitable For2WD Motorhome/Van Motorbike 
Distance25.12 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed23.28 km/hr
Travel Time1 hr 4 mins
Page Updated: 21 Oct 2021

Description

The Gulf country is not a tropical paradise, it is part of the harshest and wildest country in Australia. Isolated communities and cattle stations are strung along the Gulf savannah plains with hardly any civilisation to talk of. So why do people want to come here? Because hidden amongst this rough and dusty country is the jewel of the crown - the Lawn Hill Gorge, protected in the National Park. The main attraction is the canoeing along the gorges. Just a few metres from your camp in the National Park you can hire one or use your own. You can easily spend a day or two paddling beside the colourful walls that tower 60m above the deep green waterholes. The banks are densely fringed with rainforest plants and aboriginal art, unusual species of fauna and flora and excellent walking tracks are other attractions that will delight you. Lawn Hill is fast becoming a favourite holiday spot and advance booking is the only way to ensure you'll be able to stay.

These days, you can only leave Lawn Hill the same way you came in, which is via Gregory. Long gone are the days when you could take the backroute to Hells Gate or Doomadgee via Bowthorn Station. So, this Trek begains and ends in Gregory to give you the flexibility to append any other route to/from Gregory that suits the rest of your itinerary when in this region. Some ideas are: Burke & Wills Roadhouse to Gregory, Leichhardt River to Gregory, Burketown to Gregory, or Camooweal to Gregory.

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TrekID: 8

Preparation

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Please refer to Road Reports published by the local shire and/or main roads for the area you intend to visit. Road/Track conditions can change significantly after weather events. Travellers must be responsible for their own research on current conditions and track suitability.

Fuel Usage

DieselULPLPG
4cyl 3 litres *4cyl 4 litres4cyl 5 litres
6cyl 4 litres *6cyl 4 litres *6cyl 4 litres
8cyl 4 litres8cyl 4 litres
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.

Best Time To Visit

Closest Climatic Station

Burketown Airport
Distance from Trek Mid Point 124.62km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C33.933.734.034.131.528.828.930.433.435.736.436.4
Mean Min. °C25.324.923.721.617.814.614.315.118.621.924.025.5
Mean Rain mm273.6185.6159.855.04.14.23.00.51.17.737.379.6
    Best time to travel      Ok time to travel      Travel NOT recommended

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Directions

Savannah Way Alternate Junction to Wugudaji-Adels Grove
Driving: 15.19 km
Heading: 209°
Avg Speed: 24.63 km/hr
EST Time: 37:00
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.11 km time: 01:19
  • Turn left at the end of the road, onto Wills Road for: 15.08 km time: 35:41
Wugudaji-Adels Grove to Boodjamulla National Park Camping Area
Driving: 9.93 km
Heading: 255°
Avg Speed: 21.94 km/hr
EST Time: 27:09
  • Drive southeast. for: 0.11 km time: 01:19
  • Turn right at the end of the road, onto Wills Road for: 9.75 km time: 25:12
  • Bear right. for: 0.07 km time: 00:38
Distance is based on the travel mode shown (Driving, Straight, Cycling, Walking etc), Direction is straight line from start to end, Avg Speed & EST Time is calculated from GPS data.

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Where to Stay

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