starts off being a reasonable gravel road, but ends up being a slow and narrow four
track, which is a lot of fun!
Melville NP, southern section.
do, you finally get to the northern
section's park entrance north of Wakooka.
northern section park entrance.
Then pass some granite
boulders, after which the road
is quite rugged
all the way to the Cape, and four wheel drive only (even in case you
not use the 4WD gears, you need to travel in a 4WD vehicle
At Cape Melville,
there are camping spots next to the beach that starts on the left hand
side of the carpark. In the other end of that beach is a river mouth
that is great for fishing
and mud crabbing.
But you can also turn right before the carpark (right as you
come in = east), and after a few tracks ...
creek along the drive between the northern and the southern
... you will get to the northern
beach, from where you can drive along the beach, at the
low tide, to the tip of Cape Melville.
cape from the northern beach.
cape, there is a monument
300+ pearlers who were killed in 1899 in the tropical cyclone
On the way to and from Cape Melville, about half way to Wakooka, is the
turnoff to Ninian Bay.
is narrow and at times almost overgrown.
to Ninian Bay.
Once at the bay, there is a beautiful beach. In the northern
end of the beach is a rocky headland where you can climb to the top of
the hill for views over the bay.
In the southern end is is a
river mouth with mangroves - which, as you would know, means good
crabs but also crocodiles.
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