Sadd Point


Sadd Point is a remote spot in northern Cape York.

It is one of the remotest places in Cape York, and also one of its best kept secrets.



It is even further in than the already remote Ussher Point - there is a left-hand turnoff along the track.


It is quite a long drive but it's all worth it.

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sadd point track
sadd point track sadd point track

It first goes through some dry woodland,

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sadd point track sadd point track

... but finally, after going past some lakes,

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sadd point lakes

... turns into rainforest.

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sadd point track sadd point track

As you get to Sadd Point,

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sadd point camping
sadd point camping sadd point camping

... there is a lovely shady rainforest pocket,

 
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..
. which over the years, has seen many different bush decorations and creations by campers :-)

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The track continues to the beach, but gets too boggy to drive.

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There are magnificent views from up the cliff,

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sadd point views from cliff sadd point views from cliff

... as well as down at the river mouth.

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sadd point river mouth sadd point river mouth

The red rocks and white sands make great photos on a sunny day.

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sadd point river mouth sadd point river mouth

You can continue walking to the beach, which is also beautiful with its white sands and bright blue waters.

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sadd point beach sadd point beach

It's a great spot if you brought your boat - some large tuna, mackerel, queenfish, trevally and salmon have been caught here, only to name the latest.

Sadd Point Back Tracks

There are some back tracks in the area,

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sadd point side tracks sadd point side tracks

... and over the years we have been trying to find the tracks from Sadd Point to Turn Cliffs, Sharp Point and out to the Escape River.

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sadd point side track
sadd point side track
sadd point side track
sadd point side track

It is not always easy, some of these tracks are overgrown and not often visited, so you may need a chain saw.

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But once you get to the end of the western ones, you get out to the Escape River,

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... named after Jackey Jackey's escape on the Kennedy expedition.





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