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Eliot Falls, Heathlands Resources Reserve
Fruit Bat Falls, Heathlands Resources Reserve
Map of Jardine River National Park and Heathlands Resources Reserve
Jardine River
900 kilometres north of Cairns
Jardine River
Queensland 4874 Australia

Jardine River National Park and Heathlands Resources Reserve
Jardine River, Northern Peninsula Area

Free Entry

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In this vast, remote wilderness near the tip of Cape York Peninsula, the sandstone landscape is dominated by the mighty Jardine River and its many streams and swamps, and is rich in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage. Heath, rainforest and woodland cover low sandy ridges separated by swamps. Shrub lands and vine thickets cover massive coastal dunes.

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Bush camp at Eliot Falls, beside the Jardine River, or near the coast at Captain Billy Landing and Ussher Point. Enjoy short walks along the creeks at Eliot and Fruit Bat falls, to view crystal-clear water and striking waterfalls. Look for carnivorous pitcher plants and delicate sundews along moist creek margins. At Captain Billy Landing, explore remote scenic beaches.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Open Times

Public Holidays: The park and reserve are open throughout the dry season, usually from June until November. At other times, the area is inaccessible due to flooding.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability. Eliot Falls campground has wheelchair-accessible toilets.

How To Get There

The park is 900 kilometres north of Cairns at the top of remote Cape York Peninsula. Follow the Peninsula Developmental Road then take the historic Telegraph Road or the easier Southern Bypass Road. Four-wheel-drive vehicles and experience in travelling in remote areas are essential. Plan your trip with care and carry adequate food, water, fuel, basic vehicle repair equipment and first aid supplies.

Free Entry

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