Kowanyama is an Aboriginal community.

It's on the western coast of Cape York,

... between Pormpuraaw in the north,

... and Normanton in the south.

The Road in to Kowanyama

The main road in is from the Burke Developmental Road in the south.

road to kowanyama dunbar

It is a good gravel road,

road to kowanyama ruthland plains

... for most part,

road to kowanyama grid

... with a few grids,

road to kowanyama creek

... crossing of the Strutton River,

road to kowanyama river

... and a few creeks.

road to kowanyama creeks

The Community

It finally gets you to the community,

kowanyama community

... across two cattle grids,

kowanyama cattle grid

... and there is the supermarket,

kowanyama supermarket

... the bakery,

kowanyama bakery

... the canteen,

kowanyama canteen

... rest stop,

kowanyama rest stop

... other shops, and the cyclone shelter.

kowanyama cyclone shelter

The airport,

kowanyama airport

... the town entrance from the Pormpuraaw side,

kowanyama signs

... and if you continue,

kowanyama sign

... you learn why the name is the Place of Many Waters :-)


There are places outside this community,

kowanyama topsy sign

... that make it a wonderful place.

kowanyama road to topsy

There is the road to Topsy,

kowanyama topsy road

... just a little rough at times.

kowanyama track to topsy

But once you get there,

kowanyama topsy track

... the spot is beautiful :-)

kowanyama topsy

Fishing, camping on the river,

kowanyama topsy picnic shelter kowanyama topsy river
kowanyama topsy fishing kowanyama topsy camping

You cannot ask for much more :-)

The Landing

Back in town,

kowanyama road to landing

... on the other side is the Landing.

kowanyama landing road

It's a little drive north,

kowanyama track to landing

... the track is easy,

kowanyama landing track

... and you just come to,

kowanyama landing

... an area to amaze you :-)

kowanyama the landing

A beautiful riverbank,

kowanyama landing riverbank

... and tracks to more!

kowanyama landing tracks

You keep going,

kowanyama landing tracks

... and there are more, more, and more riverbank spots,

kowanyama landing river kowanyama landing spots
kowanyama landing river bank kowanyama landing riverbank spots

... reminding you of the name - "the Place of Many Waters" :-)

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