Flats shortcut track, which is a narrower track (as opposed to the
corrugated gravel roads), with soft
sandy sections, and usually impassable early in the season.
to Crocodile Creek
Off the Roma Flats shortcut track, goes another side track north
to the beach, if you have some extra time, you may want to
nothing there except a muddy creek mouth with
mangroves, but happens to be a spectacular one, on a beautiful sunny
day you can get nice photos.
The Western Backtrack The
western backtrack from
Lockerbie to Punsand Bay goes west (yeah, right!) of the main road to
south of Lockerbie, and first goes to Larradinya
Creek, and you can do a side track to its mouth. North of the creek it
continues towards Punsand Bay, and comes out just south of it.
Bay and Peak Point
west of the Punsand Bay
Resort, Cable Bay is a beautiful spot, and there
is also a
junction box, which is at the very northern end of the line.
Point, there are small tracks to more nice spots and beaches.
West of Cable Bay and
Peak Point, the track continues to Roonga Point - on
the other side of the Peak Point headland - with more beaches and
beautiful views over
bright blue waters.
From here you
also have some great views on Roko
resort is a beautiful one, and a very enjoyable place to stay.
It has shade, it has a swimming pool, and even an on-site restaurant.
And more than anything it is on a beautiful beach with great views that
is long enough for walking.
Main Road Up and Ginger Dick's Mine
take the main road north, there is a side track to Ginger Dick's mine.
It is another old site with rusty equipment sitting around, like many
on the peninsula.
The track is overgrown and hard to find in some places.
the Punsand Bay resort you can take a shortcut track to the main road
to the Tip of Australia.
It goes from the resort to Roma Flats and first goes past some tin huts
and a Second World War army communication sub-station.
Then it comes to the ruins of the old Cape York Telegraph Station - the
very northernmost one.
Looking at it makes one appreciate even more the ones we still have
fully preserved, like Moreton and Musgrave.
After that the track continues, with a few minor washouts,
a side track that
doesn't quite come out to the beach.
And a later one, the one to Crocodile Creek does come out to the beach.
from the eastern end of the so-called Roma Flats shortcut track,
... the track to Crocodile Creek is a little sandy.
Once in the end on a beautiful day, you can get nice photos like these.
Other than what you see there is nothing there, it's just a muddy bay
western backtrack from Lockerbie to Punsand Bay starts a little south
to Larradinya Creek,
to a few surprisingly nice fishing spots.
After that the track
continues, getting a bit sandy a little later.
When it does you are approaching the beach at the Larradinya Creek
some great spots for
fishing, and close-by
are the sites of the
old Holland family
slaughter house and a WWII rest camp.
that the track continues
... getting a little hilly,
... before it comes out to the main road to Punsand Bay.
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