It is the
largest perennial river in Queensland.
Its catchment takes up the whole Jardine River National Park, one of the largest national parks in Queensland.
And its mouth is on the northernmost Cape York peninsula, near Mutee
But the most of the time it is remote and
inaccessible deep in the heart of the national park.
Most travellers first get to it where the main road north crosses it at the vehicle ferry crossing.
And some still try their luck at the Old
At the Old Ford you also have some national parks camping spots, both south and north of the river.
You can also get to its mouth, via some sandy tracks from Mutee Head.
Or if you have a boat
you can go discovering it water-ways.
There is some wildlife to watch,
... and as you ride in via its mouth,
... it is interesting to see how quickly the vegetation changes as the river changes from salt to fresh water.
Further in there are a couple of nice spots ...
... where you can try freshwater fishing.
And on the other side there is a saltwater arm,
... great for saltwater fishing.
The whole river is great for fishing, even from the river bank, just watch out for crocodiles.
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