You can also get to its
mouth, via some sandy tracks from Mutee Head.
Or if you have a boat
you can go discovering it water-ways.
There is some wildlife
... and as you ride in via its mouth,
... it is interesting to see how quickly the vegetation changes from
salt to fresh water.
Further in there are a couple of nice spots ...
try freshwater fishing.
the other side there is
a saltwater arm,
... great for saltwater fishing.
The whole river is great for fishing, even from the river bank, just
watch out for crocodiles.
River National Park is near the tip of Cape York.
It is the
national park in Cape York, and the
northernmost national park in Australia.
It is quite a large park
- its southernmost parts are near Captain
Elliott Creek about half way up the Old
northernmost end is at the mouths of Jackey Jackey Creek and Escape
River. The park almost covers the whole Jardine
park does not protect tropical rainforests as does Iron Range
National Park. It has a tropical, green
vegetation with a lot of grass
but it is not exactly rainforest, more like tropical
It has many vast swamplands, and the highest
variety of mangroves
Along the creeks and in other
wetter places are carnivorous plants such as tropical
is the only place in
these are found.
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