Bay is a beautiful area in the northernmost Cape York.
It is the bay that
between Peak Point in the west and the Tip
of Australia in
(even though there are
smaller bays such as Cable and Muddy Bay within it).
There is less history
Somerset and Lockerbie,
... but the beautiful nature and four wheel drive tracks make well up
Bay Resort If you
straightest way up to this bay from Bamaga and via Lockerbie junction,
you will come straight to the Resort, which is towards the
western end of the bay.
It has a
beautiful beach (where we have seen
Road Up The main
road up is just a gravel road, it goes past a Second World War fuel
dump and a side track up the hill to the old Ginger Dick's
track is very overgrown and at times hard to find. Ginger Dick was the
owner of the old Lockerbie homestead and station.
The Eastern Backtrack East of
the Punsand Bay
Resort there is a track that you can take to the tip
without having to go back to Lockerbie. It is
Flats shortcut track, which is a narrower track (as opposed to the
corrugated gravel roads), with soft
sandy sections, and sometimes impassable early after the wet season.
to Crocodile Creek
Off the Roma Flats shortcut track, goes another side track north
to the beach, if you have some extra time, you may want to
not a lot there except a beach and a creek mouth with
mangroves, but happens to be a spectacular one, on a beautiful sunny
day you can get nice photos.
The Western Backtrack The
western backtrack from
Lockerbie to Punsand Bay goes west (yeah, right!) of the main road to
south of Lockerbie, and first goes to Larradinya
Creek, and you can do a side track to its mouth. North of the creek it
continues towards Punsand Bay, and comes out just south of it.
Bay and Peak Point
west of the Punsand Bay
Resort, Cable Bay is a beautiful spot, and there
is also a
junction box, which is at the very northern end of the line.
Point, there are tracks to more nice spots and beaches.
West of Cable Bay and
Peak Point, the track continues to Roonga Point - on
the other side of the Peak Point headland - with more beaches and
beautiful views over
bright blue waters.
From here you
also have some great views on Roko
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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
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and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
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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
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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
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tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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