Cape York Facts
Cape York is one of the places that is still less visited, less crowded and less developed than most other places in Australia.
It is not remote - not for us up here :-)
But yes, for most people in Australia it is remote just because most people in Australia live in southern or south eastern parts of the country.
It does not mean that it is difficult to get here or it is not developed enough to travel around here. We do have shops, banks and the internet :-) Below are some more Cape York facts..
Cape York Facts
* Cape York Frontier
* Cape York and Queensland
* Cape York and Northern Australia
* Recent Solar Eclipses
Cape York History
There is a lot of history in Cape York. It was one of the first places in Australia visited and settled by humans. Cooktown was the first European settlement. During the 1800s gold rushes Queenslands largest towns were here. And during the WWII it was a military base.
Cape York Geology
There is also some interesting geology. The three distinctive geological regions are Great Dividing Range, Laura Basin and western plains. There are some impressive rock faces, sand dunes, limestone caves, red soils, granite boulders and bauxite mining.
Cape York Plants
There are some impressive plants in Cape York, its tropical rainforests and open eucalypt woodlands, mangrove swamps and freshwater creeks and billabongs.. and some of the plants are also found in New Guinea but nowhere else in Australia.
Cape York Wildlife
Some of the wildlife is common elsewhere in Australia, or elsewhere in north Queensland. There are kangaroos and wallabies, brushtail and ringtail possums, but there are no koalas or wombats. Some of the birds include cassowaries and bush turkies.
Unique Cape York Animals
Some of the animals are found nowhere else in Australia - only on the Cape York Peninsula and our northern neighbour new Guinea. These include cuscus and striped possums, green tree pythons and some rare birds like eclectus parrots and palm cockatoos.
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