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Riversleigh Fossil Fields

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Boodjamulla National Park, Queensland, Australia
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Adels Grove

Other than a swimming hole and a flash looking bar area, it has little to offer. Accommodation is... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Maryborough, Australia
Light on with fossils

We went to Riversleigh Fossil Fields as an added side trip on our Cape York Adventure with Dick... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Stuart S
Adelaide, Australia
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“morning tea” (2 reviews)
“adels grove” (3 reviews)
Boodjamulla National Park, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Other than a swimming hole and a flash looking bar area, it has little to offer. Accommodation is very expensive for basic facilities and the van parking/camping areas are also overpriced but they do offer the chance to get fit by the long walks to...More

Thank jbperks2
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went to Riversleigh Fossil Fields as an added side trip on our Cape York Adventure with Dick Lang Desert Safaris. My wife quite enjoyed it, but I found rather underwhelming and not really worth the $75-00 per person cost. The guide was good, explaining...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

second time here but only walked around the bottom area this time. One can climb to the top of the hill but I saw very good fossils at the bottom.

Thank valdaj2015
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were in the area of the fossil fields about a week ago during our adventure around Australia, exploring the crater impact zone that formed a lot of the terrain all those years ago. The place is dry, dusty and hot so it feels like...More

3  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting dinosaur skeletons but this is well worth a visit and walking the short circuit track that has fossils and interpretive signs. There's a toilet as well

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We visited the Riversleigh fossil fields over the Easter weekend. There is not a whole lot to see at the site and it only takes an hour to complete a comprehensive visit. We also visited the Riversleigh section at the Outback Centre in Mount Isa...More

2  Thank JackSpratandwife
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We went to Lawn Hill, primarily, but were happy to visit this place. In late Sept, it is HOT, dry and crawling with flies, roughly 50 kms from the gorge on a good dirt road. Undoubtly, archeologists would be absolubtly fascinated with the fossils on...More

Thank PaddyKar
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Although you cannot book them, but worth waiting for one to canoe up to the waterfalls and swimming (morning to lunch so not so hot ). Very enjoyable. Adel's Grove not too bad for a camp although a bit dusty if not in the Grove.

1  Thank TheBorgsNet
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Informative boards and displays. The self guided walk is well worth the climb to the top of the site for the expansive views of the surrounding country.

2  Thank Robyn47au
Reviewed 2 November 2014

the geology is awesome, but not spectacular to behold. I rather enjoyed the view across the landscape... and I will not forget the story of the Lady who broke up a cattle muster by wandering to take photos.

1  Thank blauemadeleine
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