Boodjamulla is one of the most beautiful, pristine places in Outback Queensland. A series of deep flame-red sandstone gorges towers above the spring-fed, luminous green Lawn Hill Creek. Lush vegetation, including cabbage-leaf palms, pandanus and turkey bush, line the gorge, providing a haven for wildlife in this outback oasis. The Waanyi people, for whom Lawn Hill Gorge is sacred, have inhabited the area for 30,000 years, leaving traces of rock art. The park's name comes from the local Waanyi word for Rainbow Serpent.
In the southern part of the park is the World Heritage–listed Riversleigh fossil field, with a small campground, 4km south of the Riversleigh D site (the only part of the fossil field open to the public). This is one of the richest fossil mammal sites in Australia, with everything from carnivorous kangaroos to pocket-size koalas. Campers must book ahead and be entirely self-sufficient.