Access to the Park
Boodjamulla National Park lies on ancient sandstone of the Constance Range, between Barkly Tablelands to the southwest and the black soils of the Gulf Savanna Plains to the east. The Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park is 340km north-west of Mount Isa. Riversleigh World Heritage Area is 285km north-west of Mount Isa.
You can access the park from the south, via Mount Isa or Camooweal, from the east via Gregory Downs, or from the north via Hell’s Gate or Doomadgee.
The road from Mount Isa is only sealed part of the way and is unsuitable for conventional vehicles and caravans. All routes from the north are via rough, unsealed roads suitable for 4WD only.
The road from Gregory Downs is unsealed and 4WDs are recommended; however, this is the only route suitable for conventional vehicles and off-road caravans (dependent on road conditions). Be aware that unsealed sections of road can be rough, with patches of bulldust and corrugations.
Sections of the roads can also be impassable for extended periods after rain. Always check road conditions before travelling to the area. During the wet season (October–April), we recommend visitors travel by 4WD and carry an over-supply of food.
Creek levels rise dramatically within a short time and with little warning, cutting off road access and leaving you stranded.