The land north of the Jardine River, The Tip of Cape York, is a peninsula with the Coral Sea to the east, the Arafura Sea and Gulf of Carpentaria to the west, and the Torres Strait to the north.
Close to Australia’s nearest neighbour, Papua New Guinea, the land is traditionally owned by the Indigenous Australians of the area. The Tip comprises Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal towns. There are several camping and accommodation options in Bamaga, Umagico [Alau Beach], Seisia, Loyalty Beach and Punsand Bay. Drive out to the top of Cape York at Pajinka, see the ruins at Somerset, explore the beach at Freshwater Bay and Nanthau Beach, and look out for the perched Lake Wicheura wetland. Or go west to Mutee Head (great beach camping and WWII Radar) and the mouth of the Jardine River (Adventure 4WD!).