Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill)

StartClick to Reverse the Dynamic Map and Driving NotesGregory
FinishLawn Hill (Boodjamulla) National Park
DifficultyDifficulty 2/5
Suitable For4WD AWD 2WD Caravan Camper Motorhome Bike 
Distance97.83 km
Minimum Days1
Average Speed25.78 km/hr
Travel Time3 hrs 47 mins
Page Updated: 8 Mar 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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Fuel Usage

DieselULPLPG
4cyl 11 litres *4cyl 16 litres4cyl 20 litres
6cyl 14 litres *6cyl 14 litres *6cyl 17 litres
8cyl 15 litres8cyl 16 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

Gregory to Lawn Hill (Wills Rd Junciton)
Driving: 72.71 km
Heading: 276°
Avg Speed: 30.79 km/hr
EST Time: 02:21:41
  • Drive northwest on Wills Road. for: 72.68 km time: 02:21:24
  • Turn right. for: 0.03 km time: 00:17
Lawn Hill (Wills Rd Junciton) to Adels Grove
Driving: 15.19 km
Heading: 209°
Avg Speed: 24.6 km/hr
EST Time: 37:02
  • Drive southeast on Wills Road. for: 15.08 km time: 35:39
  • Turn right. for: 0.11 km time: 01:25
Adels Grove to Lawn Hill (Boodjamulla) National Park
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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