Kurrimine Beach

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 16:28
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thinking about going up there (between Townsville & Cairns) in June/July. Nervously looking at the creek that spills into the ocean there and wondered if it (the beach) was croc-safe. We're planning on doing a bit of kayaking and I dare say swimming but wasn't planning on providing lunch for one of these buggers. Like the look of King Reef Caravan Park right on the beach but I doubt if they'll highlight the fact that swimming isn't a good idea in their advertising. Anyone know the area?
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 16:42

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 16:42
Steve.

A friend has a house there and is always diving on the reef just of shore.

Like they say "so far so good"

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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 16:55

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 16:55
Don't worry bout the lizards. If they are around the beach will be closed and the bar open.

They don't eat much ...very often---------- so no probs.....

Grrr!!!
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 18:08

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 18:08
cheers guys. I'm convinced. A bit, anyway. Sort of.....
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Reply By: Mal and Di - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:43

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 19:43
I didn't see any crocs in the creek when there in Sept I think the mossies eat them all.
Nice park there with a good pub.
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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 21:21

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 21:21
We camped there for two weeks in June/July 2006 just after Cyclone Larry had done a bit of a job on Kurrimine. We were originally booked into the King Reef Park, but it was all but destroyed during the storm, so we ended up at the other park at the end of town. There's certainly crocs in the creek, but it's hardly thick with them. Locals said there's no reason why crocs couldn't be on the beach, however they don't seem to bother. We were there on the few days in July when you could actually walk out to king Reef. It was a wet dull day and its a bit creepy out there when you cant see land, but really worth while. It's a lovely little unspoilt place, and I'd go for it. You'll know what to do when you're there There's always a risk of crocs.any where North of Capricorn. Give us half an hour and I'll put some Kurrimine pics. on my home page. Enjoy.
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Follow Up By: Steve - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 21:53

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2008 at 21:53
excellent Roj - thanks for that mate.
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