This journey enables you to access Rinyirru National Park (Lakefield) and Laura by heading north from Cooktown, instead of taking the sealed route via Lakeland (see map). There is a shallow, sealed, crossing at Isabella Falls, which is a popular stop for those wanting to take a dip. On the Rinyirru end of the route, you will pass the Old Laura Homestead where you can see some of the old machinery and other artefacts from the pioneer days. Continuing on you will come to Laura, the home of many amazing rock art galleries. This section of road can stay closed until June, due to the crossing over the Normanby River, and because Rinyirru National Park sometimes opens late.