Boodjamulla National Park

Gorge closed – southern section re-opens to visitors, including Riversleigh Fossils D site

Southern sections of one of Queensland’s spectacular Boodjamulla National Park have re-opened following months of hard work by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the Ngumari Waanyi Rangers.

The Park was closed after being severely impacted by an unprecedented flood event in March. The main gorge, where flood damage is most severe, remains closed while assessments and extensive recovery efforts are underway.

Only the southern section of the park — Riversleigh World Heritage Area and Miyumba camping area – has re-opened to visitors.

Riversleigh D-Site is part of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites World Heritage Area and is one of the most important fossil sites in the world.

The Miyumba camping area, about four kilometres south of Riversleigh, is a low-key camping area with basic facilities – and a great place to relax and unwind. The camping area is located near the banks of the Gregory River, so a great place to get a feel for the magnitude of the flood event – and, of course, to observe the abundant birdlife and sit peacefully under the star-studded night sky.