Lawn Hill National Park
The name 'Adel' comes from the initials of Albert de Lestang when, in 1920, he took up some land, which was once a miner's lease, and transformed it into an experimental Botanical Garden. By 1939 over 1,000 species of exotic native plants, shrubs and trees had been planted supplying the Botanic Gardens of the world with seeds produced by his nursery. In the early 1950's fire swept through the nursery destroying everything, including his home and all research that had been carried out over 20 years. Today the Botanic Gardens of Brisbane still holds 536 samples of seeds sent to them by Albert de Lestang.
Today we visit Lawn Hill Gorge, where we enjoy a swim or take a canoe through the tranquil and pristine waters of the gorge. We also enjoy a visit to the World Heritage Listed Riversleigh Fossil site, where we enjoy a site walk with an experienced local guide. We return to Adel's Grove mid-afternoon. (B, L, D)