It is the
road between The Old
(in Lakefield National Park)
in the west, and the crossroad south of Hope Vale and north of
Falls Tourist Park (on the main road between Cooktown and Hopevale) in
is quite a good road, at least during the Dry season - it's gravel and
can get corrugated but that's all - no dramas, except that there are
could be deep in the early Dry.
The easternmost one of them is a
tributary of Endeavour River and it crosses the Battle
at Isabella Falls. The westernmost one is Normanby
River that crosses the road about 2/3 (from Cooktown end)
Starting in Cooktown
end, the first nice
place to stop is Isabella
where you have to cross a tributary of Endeavour River (and of course,
there is no bridge but it's shallow). It's a nice place for a cool dip
in the water
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