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Visiting Cape Upstart safely
Cape Upstart is on the coast between Ayr and Bowen. There is no vehicle access within the park. Access to Coconut Beach is by boat only. Launch your boat at ramps south of Gumlu, at Molongle Creek or the Elliot River near Guthalungra.
You must be self-sufficient, including bringing your own drinking water, a fuel stove, first aid kit, insect repellent and reliable communication other than a mobile phone.
You must be prepared for emergencies. Mobile phone reception is unreliable. Call 000 (try 112 if this fails).
Be aware of the dangers posed by marine stingers and estuarine crocodiles.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
- Cape Upstart National Park, Station Creek Area feral animal control program 5 June to 8 July 2020