Happy memories snapped during trip to Lawn Hill

Remote north-west Queensland national park a 'must-do'.

When Nancy Fitzgibbon looks at this photo, she can’t help but smile.

It was one of many she took while on a caravanning trip with her husband and a group of friends last June to Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park.

The keen caravanners from Brisbane, who are preparing for a move to Pelican Waters, had seen a lot of Australia but this was their first trip to the far north-west of the state.

“We went up there with a group of four couples and one friend who was on her own,” Nancy said.

“The guys left Brisbane and towed all our caravans up there and the ladies flew to Mount Isa (350km from Boodjamulla) where the guys picked us up.

“We have been to Cape York a couple of times and to Uluru a couple of times, so we are no strangers to dirt roads, but this was the first time we had been that far west (in north Queensland).”

RACQ members Nancy and her husband Rob have been caravanning for about 10 years and like to get off the beaten path.

“We found that it was a cheap way to have holidays as opposed to staying in hotels and eating out all the time,” she said.

“We generally go road tripping with at least one other couple. We try to organise one decent road trip a year.”

Nancy submitted this photo she took of friends paddling at Lawn Hill Gorge as an entry in RACQ’s 150 Must-Do’s in Queensland competition.

She said recalling the trip brought back lots of great memories of a time spent exploring a remote part of Queensland with friends.

“It was just a really fun trip. We would sit around campfire every night and talk and do camp-oven cooking,” Nancy said. “Every time I look back at those photos it puts a smile on my face.”

To enter the 150 Must-Do’s in Queensland competition, send us a photo of your favourite must-do Queensland experience and be in the running to win the Ultimate Queensland Experience. 

Your entry should showcase our spectacular landscapes, incredible views, exciting activities and unique locations.

Entries are open until 5pm on Sunday, 19 July. Once entries are closed, we will invite the public to vote from 27 July – 9 August 2020 on the submissions.

The photo with the most votes will win the Ultimate Queensland Experience (for up to two adults and two children) including return economy flights to Cairns from either Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville or Mount Isa

The prize, valued at $15,000, also includes seven nights’ accommodation, seven-day car hire and a selection of the far north’s famous tourist attractions.

RACQ will also award 10 runner-up prizes of $1500 Experience Oz gift vouchers. 

Click here to get more details on the competition and submit an entry.