Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Resources Reserve and Jardine River Resources Reserve Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

Eliot Falls access, crossing Scrubby Creek

Access to Eliot Falls camping and day-use area is via the Overland Telegraph Track and involves crossing Scrubby Creek. Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

Campground hosts needed!

The department is seeking volunteers to work as campground hosts at Eliot Falls, Heathlands Resources Reserve. Volunteers camp free in return for helping maintain the camping area facilities. Photo credit: © John Augusteyn

This vast, remote wilderness, encompassing much of the catchment of the Jardine River, is rich in Aboriginal and European cultural heritage.

Location

About 900km north of Cairns, on the tip of Cape York Peninsula.

Welcome

The Aboriginal Traditional Owners from the Atambaya, Angkamuthi, Yadhaykenu, Gudang and Wuthathi language and social groups welcome you to their country and ask that you respect their special place.

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Park office
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Camping
  • Caravan, camper trailer, campervan sites
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Highlights and announcements

  • Access to Eliot Falls camping and day-use area is via the Overland Telegraph Track and involves crossing Scrubby Creek.

  • The department is seeking volunteers to work as campground hosts at Eliot Falls, Heathlands Resources Reserve. Volunteers camp free in return for helping maintain the camping area facilities.