Jardine River National Park and Heathlands Resources Reserve is a true wilderness at the tip of remote Cape York Peninsula. It includes much of the catchment of the Jardine River, Queensland's largest perennial river. Heath, rainforest and woodland cover low sandy ridges separated by swamps. Shrublands and vine thickets cover massive coastal dunes. A rich Aboriginal cultural landscape, the parks also have colourful European historical links. Bush camp at Eliot Falls, Captain Billy Landing or beside the Jardine River. Take 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.
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 800 kilometres north of Cairns. Follow the historic Telegraph Road or the Peninsula Developmental Road. Four wheel drive essential. The park and reserve are open throughout the dry season, usually from June until November. At other times the area is inaccessible due to wet season flooding.
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