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“Lawn Hill, Riversleigh & Adel's Grove”

Riversleigh Fossil Fields
Reviewed 18 January 2013

One of the highlights of our 2012 Qld caravan trip. After leaving our van "Myrtle" at Burke & Wills Roadhouse with the man in charge keeping an excellent eye on it, we drove the bitumen/dirt road to Adel's Grove where we'd booked a room for three nights. A simple donger-type room, it was most comfortable (had electricity too). Outside loos and hot showers were not too far away and with the aid of a torch the loos were easily got to in the middle of the nigh. Meals were up at the main building and of a good standard. Good swimming in the river and a nice walk alongside though the foliage had suffered in the previous wet season. We drove into Lawn Hill early - a wise decision as we didn't have much of a wait to hire a canoe. As we paddled our way down through the gorge we just enjoyed seeing the wonderful scenery at the slow pace. We only went to the end of the first section as we were unable to clamber out of the canoe, lift it and our belongings out then carry it to the next part without being a lot younger and fitter. Still we thoroughly enjoyed what we did see. We enjoyed a sunset tour with wine and nibblies to the top of a nearby hill with wonderful views from Century Mine in the east to the gorge escarpment in the west. The Riversleigh Fossil Field was visited on a tour with another excellent guide who gave us loads of interesting information from the fossils themselves to the types of animals, trees and plants of the area. We had morning tea the the Gregory River crossing, a scene of one ot the postcards we purchased, always better to see the actual place. Lawn Hill had been on our to-do list and our expectations were greatly surpassed given the amount of interesting things and beautiful views we saw.

10  Thank Myrtle-Meanderer
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Our tour guide from Adels grove was very informative and made the tour very interesting with a bit of hunour added

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Reviewed 27 July 2012

called in on the way to Lawn Hill, great walk around the loop and up to the lookout for superb views, interesting fossils to see along the way, well signposted

2  Thank gekelly
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Boodjamulla National Park, Adele's Grove and the Riversleigh Fossil Field are all within 1/2 hour distance form one another.
Adele's Grove is the place to stay - camping, already erected tents, and a simple donger rooms. Beautiful place to relax, owners/managers are superb in helping with all your queries (follow their directions to a T, could help you have the best trip ever). Snacks and meals can be bought -however it is not cheap as they are isolated and have terrific freight expenses.
Boodjamulla/Lawn Hill Naitonal Park is sensationally and naturally beautiful. You can high a canoe to paddle your way up the gorge to waterfalls, and beyond to the natural spring. Wonderful wildlife including rare birds, turtles & fresh water crocs. Take you swimming gear all very safe. Lovely walks all around the park to enjoy sights from above. Even some indigenous paintings.
Riversleigh is also very interesting and for the dinosaur buff a must. See some fossils in rocks and enjoy the vista from a great lookout. 30 mins to walk around. A toilet, but go to the ones just past the Gregory River (5 mins away).

4  Thank jays4
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

I have been here twice and was amazed the first time but the improvements the second time made the trip worthwhile and for those who want something different I highly recommend this site and will visit again to see what new and exciting features have been added.

2  Thank Slats66
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