Southern Lost City Circuit

40 min to 1 h

2.3 km

↑ 53 m
↓ -53 m

Easy track
Starting from the end of Southern Lost City Road, Limmen, this walk takes you on a circuit around the stunning sandstone rock formations / spires, exploring the arid yet lively land of Limmen National Park along the way. The said rock formations vary in height and some of them are an astounding 40-metres tall, leaving you in awe. They have an ancient and otherworldly feel to them, and the whole thing can be a humbling and spiritual experience. Depending on the season, you may be welcomed by heaps of wildflowers and interesting bird species. The campground is well-maintained and features drop toilets along with fireplaces if you want to spend the night in this serene environment. The fee for camping is paid on-site, pre-booking is unavailable. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-15.8086791,135.455786)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Stuart Highway, 87
  • Turn on to Carpentaria Highway, 1 then drive for 268.1 km
  • Turn left onto Ryans Bend Road and drive for another 45.4 km
  • Turn left onto Nathan River Road and drive for another 69.1 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 3.9 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Southern Lost City Road (3.48km north of intersection with Nathan River Road), head towards the little shelter along the dirt path. Turn right and start moving directly away from the said shelter as you head along a narrow dirt walking track. Follow the said track as you keep the rock formations to your left to continue along Southern Lost City Circuit (counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Southern Lost City (about 35 m back from the start).
After another 1.1 km turn left.
After another 15 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your right).
After another 1.3 km come to a shelter.
The end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Southern Lost City Circuit

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2.3 km
Time 40 min to 1 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one -34 m back from the start.

Shelter: There is one 2.4 km from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
-34 mSouthern Lost City
2.4 km[shelter]
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