Pennefather


Pennefather is a nice coastal spot north of Weipa.

It is a great place to fish and camp, close enough to Weipa.


Like many places north of Weipa, it is on Aboriginal land, subject to permits  and restrictions.


   pennefather

You can follow the road right to the end,

   pennefather road

.. the road gradually turns into a sandy track ...

   pennefather track

... that takes you right to the beach.

   pennefather beach

From here you can take the sandy drive ...

   pennefather beach track

... past some beach huts and camping spots ...

   pennefather beach shack

... to the camps at Pennefather River.

   pennefather river camping ground

Or, you could have taken the Pennefather River track,

   pennefather river track

... which ends up another sandy drive,

   pennefather sandy track

... to the same camp at the mouth of the river.

   pennefather river camp

There are some shady spots in front of a lagoon,

   pennefather river camping

... where there is a resident crocodile (on the photo below it is right in the front, with the head on the sandy bank and most of the body in the water).

   pennefather crocodile

Again there are sandy drives to the west ...

   pennefather river beach drive

... and east, the latter takes you further into the river.

   pennefather river drive

There are small sandy back tracks ...

   pennefather river tracks

... or you can take the beach drive.

   pennefather river beach

There is a bit of a rocky shore ..

   pennefather river fishing

... with some oysters and popular with fishing.


   pennefather river oysters

Again it is easy to see crocs swimming in the water, j
ust keep your eyes open for them!

   pennefather river croc  pennefather river crocodile

Too many people come back from their trip then write to me that they didn't see any crocs .. well that means they haven't been looking!





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