Five Beaches Track

The so-called Five Beaches track name is a little misleading.

There is actually more - seven, or even eight beaches.

All are connected by a track that takes you one by one to and through all of the beaches.

In the northern end it starts at the Somerset ruins, where a track goes east towards the beach.

five beaches track from homestead five beaches track from somserset
five beaches track from homestead to beach five beaches track to fly point

Once down on the beach, you can turn left if you want to do a short side track to Fly Point.

fly point

It is worth it for the views, and there is also the Old Jardine Airstrip.

fly point

After Fly Point you can turn back onto the Five Beaches Track,

five beaches first beach five beaches first beach track
five beaches first beach track down five beaches first beach view

... and continue along the two beaches ...

freshwater bay

... in Freshwater Bay ...

vallack point

... to Vallack Point, which is where Frank Jardine's cattle station once was.

five beaches vallack point tracks five beaches vallack point views

five beaches vallack point pandanus five beaches vallack point pandanus palms

After the high point the track goes down again ...

five beaches track vallack point track

... as it comes to Nanthau Beach,

nanthau beach

... in the southern end of which the track again turns a bit off the beach and then back to it.

five beaches the lakes turnoff

After that you come to the turnoff to the loop road back to the main road to Somerset,

five beaches loop road

... past the lakes - Lake Wieheura and Lake Bronto.

five beaches lake wieheura five beaches the lakes
five beaches lake bronto five beaches the lakes

South of the turnoff (back on the beaches), is the northern end of the next beach - Narau.

narau beach

It is a nice beach to drive ...

five beaches narau drive start five beaches narau drive start
five beaches narau fishing five beaches narau drive

...or walk, with the Chandagoo Point in its other end.

five beaches narau walk five beaches narau views
five beaches narau walk to chandagoo point five beaches track chandagoo point

But for the more adventurous, there are more beaches!

five beaches rainforest track

After a rainforest track there is the next one south - Saldangoo Beach.

five beaches saldangoo drive entrance five beaches saldangoo creek
five beaches saldangoo creek five beaches saldangoo drive

After the Cliffy Point that is south of it,

five beaches cliffy point five beaches cliffy point

... is the next one - Kilbie Beach.

five beaches kilbie entrance five beaches kilbie drive
five beaches kilbie views
five beaches kilbie

The next one is Congora Beach,

five beaches congora track

... which is in the Kennedy Inlet, so starting to be close to the Jackey Jackey Creek. 

five beaches congora creek five beaches congora beach
five beaches congora drive five beaches congora drive

A good place to play around,

five beaches congora play

... and just such a great remote place to be :-)

five beaches jackey creek five beaches kennedy inlet
five beaches kennedy inlet five beaches jackey jackey

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