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.
A partly-shaded walking track leads to the culturally important Wild Dog Dreaming site with ancient rock art and stone engravings. The Waanyi people ask that you respect their culture by not taking photographs at this site. The track continues into the lower gorge where freshwater crocodiles are often spotted basking in the sun. This is a pleasant walk, even in the mid-afternoon.
Keep to the walking track at all times. Take note of safety signs and do not touch the rock art or engravings. Carry plenty of drinking water to avoid dehydration and try to walk in the cooler part of the day.
Wild Dog Dreaming
Distance: 4.5 kilometres return.
Time: allow 1.5 hours walking time.Visit Website
Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, Car park, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Toilet facilities for the Disabled, Walking Tracks
Animal Viewing, Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Camping, Hiking/Trekking, Self-Guided, Wilderness Walking
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Flora/Fauna, Nature based, Wildlife