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

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.

Ussher Point camping area

Ussher Point camping area is very remote and isolated. Close to the beach and cliffs and surrounded by coastal heath vegetation.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Fishing
  • Tent camping
  • Tent camping beside car

Camping area features: very remote and isolated. Close to the beach and cliffs and surrounded by coastal heath vegetation.

Location: on the eastern boundary of Jardine River Resources Reserve on the far-northern east coast of Cape York Peninsula.

Access: the camping area can only be reached by four-wheel-drive. Camper trailers are not recommended.

Number of sites: four numbered sites.

SiteCamp sizeOther comments
1Maximum one vehicle (four people).2km inland from the beach. Surrounded by heath vegetation with good protection from south-easterly tradewinds.
2Maximum two vehicles (eight people).Surrounded by heath vegetation with some protection from south-easterly tradewinds.
3Maximum one vehicle (four people).Open site on the dunes beside the beach.
4Maximum one vehicle (four people).Open site on the coastal cliff with excellent views. Limited beach access.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in existing fireplaces only. Do not collect firewood in the national park. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: generators that operate at a noise level less than 65dB(A) at 7m are permitted.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, screened tents or mosquito nets, fuel stove, adequate fuel and spare parts for your vehicle. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options prior to arrival.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Jardine Heathlands safely and camp with care.