North Jardine River camping area (bush camping)
The Jardine River separates 2 camping areas, each within sight of each other. (The nearest crossing is the Jardine River ferry.) The camp on the northern side has 6 sites and is accessible via Telegraph Rd, south of the junction between Bamaga and Northern Bypass rds. Bring all self-sufficient supplies, including firewood or a gas/fuel stove.
Who to contact: Heathlands Ranger Station (07) 4060 3421 for the Telegraph Track How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required
This campsite is located in Jardine River National Park
Inhabited for thousands of years by Indigenous ‘sandbeach people’, Jardine River National Park sprawls across 237 000 ha between Telegraph Rd and Cape York Peninsula’s northern tip. The park includes the state’s largest perennial waterway, the Jardine River, and provides a habitat for numerous bird species, such as the palm cockatoo and yellow-billed kingfisher. Access is by 4WD vehicles only. Advance bookings are required for camping.
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