Miyumba Bush Camp - Boodjamulla National Park

National Park - Queensland

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Relax in this peaceful remote camping area near the banks of Gregory River and enjoy brilliant birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Set up your self-sufficient camp, whether its a tent, campervan or motorhome, and stroll to the river. The cool deep waterhole and small rapids on the Gregory River are too enticing to ignore. Sit by the river's edge with binoculars in hand and watch the spectacular variety of birds darting down from the treetops to the water for a drink. Look among the treetops surrounding the waterhole to spot the whistling kite's nest. When you tire of relaxing, drive to nearby Riversleigh D Site and explore the fascinating Riversleigh fossil trail. Sleep under a star-studded sky and emerge with the dawn to watch wildlife venturing to the river’s edge for the start of a new day.

Facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent, caravan and camper trailer camping 
  • Fishing 

Accessible To:

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bikes 

Getting there and getting around

The Miyumba camping area is in Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park in remote north-west Queensland, close to the Northern Territory border, 270km north-west of Mount Isa.

  •     The Miyumba camping area is in the Riversleigh section of the park. Follow the signs on Riversleigh Road.
  •     The Riversleigh section of the park can be accessed from the south via Mount Isa or Camooweal; from the east via Gregory Downs or from the north.

From the south

  •     From Mount Isa drive 118km north-west on the Barkly Highway; or, from Camooweal drive 71km east on the Barkly Highway to the Gregory–Burketown sign.
  •     Turn right at the Gregory–Burketown sign, and drive 56km north-east on the Thorntonia–Yelvertoft Road.to the Gregory Downs–Camooweal Road (from here the roads are unsealed).
  •     Turn right and drive 61km north on the Gregory Downs–Camooweal Road then turn left onto Riversleigh Road and drive 35km north-west to the Riversleigh section of the park at Miyumba camping area, and a further 4km to the Riversleigh fossil trail.

Alternative route from Camooweal

  •     Drive 2km east on the Barkly Highway then turn left onto the Gregory Downs–Camooweal Road and drive 151km north.
  •     Turn left onto Riversleigh Road and drive 35km north-west to the Riversleigh section of the park at Miyumba camping areaand a further 4km to the Riversleigh fossil trail.

From Gregory Downs

  •     Travel 72km west along Wills Road then turn south onto Riversleigh Road and drive 21km to the entrance to the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.
  •     From Lawn Hill Gorge drive 45km south via Riversleigh Road to the Riversleigh section of the park and the Riversleigh fossil trail, and a further 4km to the Miyumba camping area.

From the north

  •     Several 4WD routes on rough unsealed roads via Hell's Gate or Doomadgee lead to the Lawn Hill Gorge section of the park.
  •     From Lawn Hill Gorge drive 45km south via Riversleigh Road to the Riversleigh section of the park and the Riversleigh fossil trail, and a further 4km to the Miyumba camping area.

Bookings

Must be made in advance. Book online, over the counter or by phone. Camping permits cannot be obtained from the national park.


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Camping Fee - Adult $6.75
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