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Aussie travellers are heading to a ‘secret’ gorge in Boodjamulla National Park, Queensland

Aussie travellers are heading to a ‘secret’ gorge with gorgeous turquoise waterways and a forest canopy to get their summer fix: ‘It’s worth the massive detour’

  • Australia is in the depths of winter while the northern hemisphere enjoys sun
  • But some lucky travellers have been heading to Queensland for their summer fix
  • In Boodjamulla National Park Lawn Hills gorge is entertaining tourists
  • Limestone water source colours the water with minerals to create aqua colour
  • It’s 340km north-west of Mt Isa and accessible via a very ‘difficult road’
  • But many of its visitors say the lengthy path to get there is worth it 

Aussie travellers looking for a summer fix in the middle of winter are venturing to a gorge ‘in the middle of nowhere’ with turquoise waterways and lush forestry.  

Boodjamulla National Park in Queensland is one of the state’s most scenic natural sites with spectacular watering holes, sandstone ranges and world heritage fossils.

Located 340km north-west of Mount Isa it’s no mean feat to reach the gorge but for those who have dared detour and find it there have been no regrets.

‘We almost didn’t visit this place due to it being soooo far to get to. Nonetheless the massive detour and truly horrific road to get into it was worth every second,’ one traveller wrote on Instagram.

Boodjamulla National Park in Queensland is one of the state’s most scenic natural sites with spectacular watering holes, sandstone ranges and world heritage fossils

Located 340km north-west of Mount Isa it's no mean feat to reach the gorge but for those who have dared detour and find it there have been no regrets

'Kayaking down this gorge was one of those "wow" moments. Do not skip this park!! We only spent two nights here but could've stayed doubled that'

Located 340km north-west of Mount Isa it’s no mean feat to reach the gorge but for those who have dared detour and find it there have been no regrets

‘Kayaking down this gorge was one of those “wow” moments. Do not skip this park!! We only spent two nights here but could’ve stayed doubled that.’

The limestone water source colours the water with minerals that create a stunning aqua blue and green tint, and warm, tropical temperatures are easy to come by.

The magnitude of the sandstone cliffs lining the gorge, its emerald waters and lush vegetation make it a visual splendour. 

The Waanyi Aboriginal people have strong cultural ties with the park while pastoralists of European descent have more recent historical connections.

Boodjamulla National Park lies on ancient sandstone of the Constance Range, between the Barkly Tablelands to the south-west and the black soils of the Gulf Savanna Plains to the east. 

The limestone water source colours the water with minerals that create a stunning aqua blue and green tint, and warm, tropical temperatures are easy to come by

The limestone water source colours the water with minerals that create a stunning aqua blue and green tint, and warm, tropical temperatures are easy to come by

The Waanyi Aboriginal people have strong cultural ties with the park while pastoralists of European descent have more recent historical connections

The Waanyi Aboriginal people have strong cultural ties with the park while pastoralists of European descent have more recent historical connections

Lawn Hill Creek and the Gregory and O’Shanassy rivers flow all year round, providing a stark contrast to the dry, parched landscape during the dry season. 

There are several hiking trails to explore in the national park itself including the 6.9km Upper Gorge Circuit, the 3.2km Constance Range Walk and the 2.4km Duwadarri Lookout.

Another traveller wrote online: ‘The walking tracks were unreal making you want to take pictures at every turn. The second day we explored the gorge by kayak looking up at the massive red cliffs and paddling past freshwater crocodiles.’

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