Ussher Point


Ussher Point is on the eastern coast in northern Cape York.

It is a nice coastal point with white-sand beaches, some sand dunes, coastal heath vegetation and some beautifully red cliffs, north of Jardine River in the Northern Peninsula Area.


The track in is quite slow, and 60km long, and it's off the beaten track so there are not a lot of people here (remote in case you get stuck).




ussher point road

But if you do drive all the way in, it's also worth going to Sadd Point.

ussher point track

The track in takes a good few hours and has some corrugation and wash-outs.

ussher point camping

As you first arrive at Ussher Point you come to an intersection with one track going south to the beach, and another track to the cliffs north of it.

ussher point northern track

The track to the north is fun and has spectacular views over the water and the coastline.

ussher point views

It first takes you to the top of the cliffs and the views are great but it can be a windy spot, and sometimes there can be sandflies.

ussher point cliffs

If you drive further north, there is a steep track down to the cliffs,
that area has no beach, it is just a headland.

ussher point down to sands

The track down is very sandy - you might want to walk instead of driving (we got bogged when driving down but did get out once we let the tyres down).

ussher point sands

Back at the intersection, the track to the south goes down to a lovely beach :-)

ussher point beach

It is just as sandy (and boggy at least on the way back up - max tracks are helping us each time), so you might consider walking down instead.

ussher point max trax

Once down the red cliffs are beautiful,

ussher point red cliffs

... and if you did drive you can continue driving south to a few more beaches :-)

ussher point beach drive

There are some caves,

ussher point caves

... some WWII plane wrecks,

ussher point wwii airplane wrecks

... and some not too bad treasure hunting :-)

ussher point treasure hunting





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