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Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Resources Reserve and Jardine River Resources Reserve

Fruit Bat Falls, Heathlands Resources Reserve, Queensland. Photo: Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.Fruit Bat Falls, Heathlands Resources Reserve, Queensland. Photo: Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.

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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. The creek can be more than 1 metre deep in sections and driving through the creek is only recommended for experienced four-wheel drivers. Please note:

  • Eliot Falls camping area and day-use area can only be reached by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehciles, off-road campervans and camper trailers.
  • Access is not suitable for buses, caravans or low clearance vehicles.

Road conditions vary throughout the season and can change rapidly, depending on weather. Always check road conditions before travelling.

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.

Volunteers are required to work a minimum of two hours per day, six days a week cleaning facilities and removing rubbish. The duration will be 1–2 weeks, you will need to enjoy camping and the environment, be self-sufficient and equipped to camp in all weather conditions (including high rainfall).

If you are interested in helping, please email .

Changes to camping bookings

All camping in this park must be booked prior to arrival. To find out more about purchasing an e-permit, see camping information.

Facilities and activities

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.

Location

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

What's special

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

Maps and useful links

Location of Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Resources Reserve and Jardine River Resources Reserve within Queensland

Last updated
18 January 2019