Wednesday 04 May 2022: Boulia to Dajarra Dam 170 km
We passed this way on our first outback road trip in 2020. Photos here.
Thursday 05 May 2022: Dajarra Dam to 50 km west of Mt Isa 190 km
Friday 06 May 2022: 50 km west of Mt Isa to Gregory 260 km
Originally we planned to go to the Miyumba Bush Camp to visit the World Heritage Riversleigh Fossil Site. There’s three creek crossing to get there and the Department of Transport reports “water over the road in various sections” and “long delays expected”. So we decided to miss the fossils and take the longer route to Lawn Hill via Gregory.
Saturday 07 May 2022: Gregory to Lawn Hill 100 km
We’ve wanted to see the Lawn Hill Gorge in the Boodjamulla National Park situated in the remote north-west highlands of Queensland for many years. Finally after driving 3,000 km from Brisbane we are here.
Sunday 08 May 2022: Lawn Hill to Gregory 100 km
We were going to stay tonight in Lawn Hill but the bridge to the Island has gone so half the Lawn Hill walking tracks were inaccessible. Afternoon temperature at our camp site was 36°C. There’s no shade. We decided to walk to the Upper Gorge (7 km) in the early morning and head back to Gregory in the heat of the afternoon.