You can also get to its
mouth, via some sandy tracks from Mutee
Or if you have a boat
you can go discovering it water-ways.
There is some wildlife
... and as you ride in via its mouth,
... it is interesting to see how quickly the vegetation changes from
salt to fresh water.
Further in there are a couple of nice spots ...
try freshwater fishing.
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.
River National Park is near the tip of Cape York.
It is the
national park in Cape York, and the
northernmost national park in Australia.
It is quite a large park
- its southernmost parts are near Captain
Elliott Creek about half way up the Old
northernmost end is at the mouths of Jackey Jackey Creek and Escape
River. The park almost covers the whole Jardine
park does not protect tropical rainforests as does Iron
National Park. It has a tropical, green
vegetation with a lot of grass
but it is not exactly rainforest, more like tropical
It has many vast swamplands, and the highest
variety of mangroves
Along the creeks and in other
wetter places are carnivorous plants such as tropical
is the only place in
these are found.
this 50 pages
guide totally for FREE.
contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip.
You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you
should take, how to get
there and get
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the
background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all
the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact
detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks,
at least 30 guaranteed FREE
camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to
the Cape), at least 40 best
swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things -
from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception,
how to deal with the national
parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits
and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery
gear by my partner
Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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