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Cape Melville National Park
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Location Starcke, Queensland
Address Starcke, Queensland 4895, Australia
Lat, Long -14.538391, 144.63501
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Phone Number 07 4069 6004
Description Cape Melville National Park is extremely isolated and remote. All roads into and on the park are unsealed and suitable for high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only—they are not suitable for trailers, caravans, campervans or buses. Roads on the park are not maintained and can be very rough. Be prepared for corrugations, washouts, tidal creek crossings and soft sand. The road into Ninian Bay is particularly difficult and vehicles may be scratched by roadside vegetation. The park is generally accessible in the dry season, from August to November. During the wet season, roads into and on the park become impassable for extended periods and are closed to public access. This remote park is characterised by the massive, tumbled granite boulders of the Melville Range, the sandstone escarpments of the Altanmoui Range, and inland dunefields. The park features a diversity of plant communities including rainforest, mangroves, heathlands, woodlands and grasslands. The isolation of Cape Melville National Park has given rise to a high proportion of endemic plants and animals, which are found nowhere else in the world. Most notable of these is the foxtail palm, now a popular garden plant. There are camping areas on the eastern side of Bathurst Bay near Cape Melville (Crocodile, Wongai, Oystercatcher and Granite camping areas) and at Ninian Bay camping area. No facilities are provided. Mountain bike through Cape Melville National Park on internal roads and tracks. Expect to share the roads and tracks with vehicles, motorbikes and other cyclists. Recreational fishing is allowed in all creeks and rivers in Cape Melville National Park.
Keywords QLD, Queensland National Parks, Cape York Peninsula, Trails, Camping, Walking, Cycling, Trail-bike riding, Picnicking, Boating, Fishing,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-05-13
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