Pormpuraaw is an Aboriginal community.

It's on the western coast of Cape York,

... between Aurukun in the north,

... and Kowanyama in the south.

Road in from Musgrave

The road to it starts just south of Musgrave. 

pormpuraaw musgrave

Right after the turnoff it turns into a gravel road.

pormpuraaw turnoff

It crosses a few creeks,

pormpuraaw road creek

... and rivers ...

pormpuraaw  road river

... that can be up during the wet season.

pormpuraaw road

Just like the PDR, there are some sections that are sealed,

pormpuraaw road sealed

... but most is not.

pormpuraaw road unsealed

Ther are dips,

pormpuraaw road dip

... bridges,

pormpuraaw road bridge

... hills and gullies,

pormpuraaw road hill

... and grids as you pass by station gates and signs.

pormpuraaw road grid


pormpuraaw road glengarland

... Strathhaven,

pormpuraaw road strathhaven

... Astrea,

pormpuraaw road astrea

... Starthburn,

pormpuraaw road starthburn

... Strathmay,

pormpuraaw road strathmay

... Strathgordon,

pormpuraaw road strathgordon

... and
Southwell stations.

pormpuraaw road southwell

The last bit is sealed, as usual.

pormpuraaw road last bit

The Community

You come to the community signs,

pormpuraaw signs

... then cross the Station Creek,

pormpuraaw station creek

... a big plain,

pormpuraaw plain

... and come to the community.

pormpuraaw cape york

It is a beautiful and colourful one,

pormpuraaw community

... with a supermarket,

pormpuraaw supermarket

... post office,

pormpuraaw post office

... art centre,

pormpuraaw art centre

... church,

pormpuraaw church

 ... most buildings beautifully painted,

pormpuraaw murals

... in indigenously themed murals.

pormpuraaw mural

When you drive past the airport,

pormpuraaw airport

... you come to the beautiful beach,

pormpuraaw track

... and there are tracks ...

pormpuraaw beach

... north to Mungkan,

pormpuraaw mungkan river pormpuraaw mungkan river camping
pormpuraaw north pormpuraaw mungkan river mouth

... and south to Chapman river mouths.

pormpuraaw south pormpuraaw chapman river
pormpuraaw chapman river mouth pormpuraaw chapman river camping

Coleman River Camping

Outside the town,

pormpuraaw coleman river turnoff

... there is also the Coleman River,

pormpuraaw coleman river camping

... which you also cross on the road in from Musgrave.

pormpuraaw coleman river track

There is a bit of a track in, which is easy to follow,

pormpuraaw river

... and you get to the river.

pormpuraaw river

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