Falls Track


Falls Track is another fun track in Cape York.

Not quite as famous as Frenchman's, it is just south of it, and it is just as much fun as the Frenchman's Track.


It is shorter than Frenchman's, about as easy except the river crossings (just like the Frenchman's, at least in the late Dry), and just like Frenchman's, it crosses two rivers - Wenlock and Pascoe.


UPDATE 2015 - I have been contacted by Chuulangun Aboriginal people saying that you need to seek permission to do this track. While I am finding out I do not recommend you to do this track.

   falls track entrance

Its western end is on the Telegraph Road, a twenty-ish kilometres south of Batavia Downs.

   falls track corrugations

It is mostly a level and easy track, with a couple of exceptions, but definitely easier than the Old Telegraph Track.

   falls track termite mounds

After starting off cruisy and level in the western end,

   falls track washout

... a bit later there are a few washouts.

   falls track washouts

That continues on and off but mostly very easy, at least in the late Dry season.

   falls track wenlock river crossing rocky

Then you come to the first river crossing - Wenlock River.

   falls track wenlock river crossing sandy

Unlike Wenlock on Frenchman's, where it is a short crossing,

   falls track wenlock river crossing the falls

... on the Falls Track the crossing of this river is very wide.

   falls track wenlock river crossing

It is easy in the late Dry season, just rocky,

   falls track wenlock river crossing

... but early in the season a lot of the area is under water.

   falls track

After you climb out after crossing it, the Falls track gets level and cruisy again.

   falls track

Bit muddy in places, where you can see how boggy it is early in the Dry,

   falls track cape york

... and sandy in other places,

   falls track sandy

... until you come to Pascoe, and unlike the Pascoe River crossing on Frenchmans, this is an easy one.

   falls track pascoe river crossing

After Pascoe you come to a junction to Frenchie's, and an old camping site,

   falls track corrugations

... before the track widens, and comes out on the road to Lockhart River, Portland Roads and Iron Range.

   falls track exit

The pics above have been taken in the late Dry - the Falls Track, (like everything else), will be very different - a lot wetter - early in the season.

UPDATE 2015 - I have been contacted by Chuulangun Aboriginal people saying that you now must seek permission to do this track. Details will be in the Destination Guide as soon as I find out. Before that I do not recommend you to do this track.





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