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.
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