Cape York Peninsula un-spoilt beauty

Cape York Peninsula un-spoilt beauty cape york peninsular crocodile eats crocodile
Cape York peninsular: crocodile eats crocodile

Cape York Peninsula Un-spoilt Beauty | Cape York Peninsula in North Eastern Australia is a large remote peninsula located in upper Queensland. Yes, we know: Australia in general and Queensland in particular have better places to offer than this mostly flat Eucalyptus scenery. But Cape York represents the largest area of wilderness in Downunder – one of the last remaining regions with un-spoilt beauty. So we gave it a shot …

Getting there is not easy – unless you fly. Only this would rob you of all the fun. Let’s imagine you successfully reached Cape York. To get back home alive please take this advise serious: rivers, lakes and the sea around Cape York are riddled with estuarine crocodiles. Occasionally you will have it in the news. Tourists get eaten by crocs.

Cape York Peninsula un-spoilt beauty - not so easy to get there
Cape York Peninsula. White sand dunes around Cape Flattery.

How to get there? Best option is taking a flight to Cairns. From it will be a 1,000 km 4WD car ride to the very top Australia – if the road is dry. For the lazy ones remember these six digits: QF2497. This the flight code an aircraft from Cairns to Horn Island. Horn Island is located 55km north west of the Tip of Cape York. Both Horn Island and neighoring Thursday Island have ferry service to Seisia, Cape York.

Cape York Peninsula un-spoilt beauty - crossing a high tide river
Tourists crossing the Wenlock River in the Wet Season. Photo: John Hill. This area is free from crocodiles, & safe for swimming.

A really nice place of a break and a swim: Fruitbat Falls is on the Elliot River, in far north Queensland. This area is free from crocodiles, and safe for swimming. The falls are only a few meters high, but very wide. And it’s a rare exception in Cape York. Most waters are claimed by crocodiles. Even if you do not see any warning signs: don’t risk your life. You will most certainly become a crocs lunch or dinner – depending on the time of the day. And if they can’t eat you, they will eat other crocodiles -> Croc eats Croc 

Cape York, Australia - Fruitbat Falls on Elliot River
Cape York, Australia – Fruitbat Falls on Elliot River

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