Explore the Gulf
Queensland's Gulf Country is full of untouched beauty, ancient culture and adventure ready for you to explore.
Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park
Boodjamulla is one of Queensland's most exceptional parks, boasting spectacular gorge scenery, diverse wildlife, exhilarating walking and canoeing, and fossils deposits dating back 25 million years. Here, Lawn Hill Gorge carves a serpentine ribbon of green through the dry savannah landscape, creating an oasis in the outback. Visitors can also explore the connection between the Waanyi People and their land on the Rainbow Serpent track, and marvel at rock art on the Wild Dog Dreaming track.
For a special experience, make an early start and walk the short but strenuous Island Stack to experience first light over the gorge, or hike the Constance Range track for sunset views.
Riversleigh World Heritage Site
Discover ancient fossils on the Riversleigh fossil trail at Riversleigh World Heritage Site, and gain a fascinating glimpse into the distant past. Riversleigh is part of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte) World Heritage Area, famed for its outstanding examples of the record of life and evolutionary history.
The Riversleigh fossil deposits are among the richest and most extensive in the world, with some fossils dating back 15 to 25 million years. The site provides exceptional examples of mammalian assemblages in a continent whose mammal evolutionary history has been the most isolated and most distinctive in the world. It includes the first records of many groups of living mammals, such as marsupial moles and feather-tailed possums, as well as other unique and extinct species such as the 'marsupial lion'.
The historic town of Gregory Downs is embraced by the perennially-flowing Gregory River, and revolves around the Gregory Downs Hotel.
Gregory Downs Station was one of the first cattle runs in the Gulf Savannah. It was one of a range of properties established on Lort Stokes' Plains of Promise, a vast monsoonal savannah stretching from Gregory to the Leichhardt Rivers.
The peaceful waters of The Gregory remain a natural attraction. Here you can canoe year-round and explore the river that hosts thousands for the annual May Labour Day weekend canoe race.
River Cruise - Burketown
Experience the magic of an outback sunset, glowing vivid shades of crimson as you cruise the calm waters of Albert River observing the unique wildlife of Gulf Country by dusk.
Toast the spectacular view with sparkling wine and antipasto, while your guide shares the Dreamtime stories of the Gangalidda People, and their insights into the river system and its seasons.
The tidal waters and banks of the Albert River are the habitat of a diverse array of native birds and wildlife – including more than the odd saltwater crocodile!
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