Adels Grove

Adels Grove

We've visited Adels Grove many times over the past 15 years and it's always a stunner of a stopover. Located in the beautiful Lawn Hill National Park, between Mt Isa and Burketown, it's warm and gorgeous in the winter months and is so worth a visit.

A favourite swimming hole only accessible by kayak

A favourite swimming hole only accessible by canoe

You're never gonna want to leave Adels ...

You're never gonna want to leave Adels ...

If you haven't found Adels yet, you are in for a treat. Take time out whilst you're here to do the little canoeing safari on the nearby gorge, which in a nutshell takes you to heaven and back. A perfect way to spend a few hours if you love clear air, pristine waterways, rugged and untouched landscapes either side of your paddle-path and can drive a pretty battered canoe in a straight line if you put your mind to it.

These first couple of pics are taken on various stages of the gorge adventure.

Welcome to Adels Grove, a wonderfu winter escape

Welcome to Adels Grove, a wonderfu winter escape

Going home will seem a really bad idea

Going home will seem a really bad idea

The laid-back feel of the resort has earnt Adels a well  deserved reputation with road travellers and pilots, and they have repeat visitors all the time. You'll come across the rest of the guests over a cuppa or a beer at the casual outdoor bar and dining deck and there's always a handful of itinerant staff to look after you, feed you, and suggest any extra tours you might enjoy, like their sunset drive with wine & nibbles.

BMX at sunrise in the roomy parking area at Adels Grove

BMX at sunrise in the roomy parking area at Adels Grove

Manager, Michelle Low Mow on an early morning ride at Adels

Manager, Michelle Low Mow on an early morning ride at Adels

The permanent tents or air conditioned rooms you'll be sleeping in are in the most gorgeous position, neatly lining the banks of the nearby babbling stream, where you can also swim with confidence that nothing's going to eat you. Adels is an absolute favourite of mine, and I hope to keep returning for many more years.