Jardine River National Park and Heathlands Resources Reserve
In this vast, remote wilderness near the tip of Cape York Peninsula, the sandstone landscape is dominated by the mighty Jardine River and its many streams and swamps, and is rich in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage. Heath, rainforest and woodland cover low sandy ridges separated by swamps. Shrub lands and vine thickets cover massive coastal dunes.
Bush camp at Eliot Falls, beside the Jardine River, or near the coast at Captain Billy Landing and Ussher Point. Enjoy short walks along the creeks at Eliot and Fruit Bat Falls, to view crystal-clear water and striking waterfalls. Look for carnivorous pitcher plants and delicate sundews along moist creek margins. At Captain Billy Landing, explore remote scenic beaches.
What’s on nearby
Sports7 - 9 Jun 2019
Weipa Fishing Classic
Three days of non-stop fishing action – Cape York’s premier and most exciting fishing competition. Local and interstate anglers compete for a record prize pool of more than $100,000 up for grabs.View event
Sports21 - 23 Sep 2019
Cardiac ChallengeView event
Arts & Culture3 - 5 Jul 2020
Laura Aboriginal Dance FestivalView event
Arts & Culture14 - 16 Jun 2019
Cooktown Discovery FestivalView event
Sports28 - 30 Jun 2019
Laura Races and RodeoView event