Where to camp around Bamaga ?

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 12:56
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We are planning a trip to Bamaga and surrounding areas and would very much appreciate any advice on where the best spots are to set up camp . We are totally self sufficient campers and may have a couple of small boats with us for some fishing as well . Any advice appreciated . Thanks , Kevanancy .
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Reply By: DesF - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:38

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:38
Hi, We camped out at Seisha. nearer the water and nicer we thought, Cheers Des.
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Reply By: Grungle - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:40

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:40
Hi Kevanancy,

Does it have to be in Bamaga? Do you prefer bush camping?

I love camping on the Jardine but have also heard that Mutee Heads and Cowal Creek are good (not sure about danflies and mozzies though. The lower road to the Jardine graves at Somerset is also a nice place to camp.

All Bush camping though which is what I prefer to do.

Regards
David
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Follow Up By: kevanancy - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 18:34

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 18:34
G'day David,,
Sure doesn't have to be in Bamaga and bush camping is all we do unless it is impractical or prohibited . I have taken note of the place names you have suggested . Thanks , Kevanancy .
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Reply By: kk13 - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:41

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 13:41
Hi Kenanancy,

We've just recently been up around there and stayed at the Seisia Caravan Park. Had an unpowered site right on the beach front and very close to the jetty. Its about 5 - 10 minutes to Bamaga.

Karalyn
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 15:11

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 15:11
We stayed at loyalty Beach Camp ground a few years ago. Very good facilities.

We were there right at the end of the season (early October), so there weren't too many terrorists still around. The downside is that the tracks were chopped up pretty bad and corrogations were at their worst..... why, oh why do people INSIST on driving at 100k/h on those tracks with high tyre pressures? Let your tyres down to mid 20's and stick to around 80k/h (max) and the tracks would be all the better for it.

Sorry for my off-tangent reply.......
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Follow Up By: Angler - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 17:00

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 17:00
Roachie,

I am with you, There are so many idiots up there going as fast as they can. they come round a corner, see someone coming and hit the brakes then slide across the road scaring the bejeeses out of the oncoming vehicles driver and passengers.

Death is natures way of telling you to slow down.

Having at least half a brain is another way. Work it out.

Poley
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Reply By: Member - Cookie & Di - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 16:27

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 16:27
Punsand Bay is a very nice spot just outside Bamaga. Good spots on the way up to Bamaga - Fruit Bat Falls & Captain Billy's Landing.
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Reply By: wendys - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 16:56

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 16:56
Check out Vrilya Point.
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Follow Up By: kevanancy - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 18:40

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 18:40
Hi Wendy ,
Vrilya Point is great but we spent 2 weeks there a few years back and this time we are going to the north side of the Jardine as we have not camped there before . Thanks for your reply .
Kevanancy .
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:51

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:51
there's a spot just near the water at the somerset ruins which won't cost you anything to stay at, there's no facilities here though so it's all bush camping.below is a pic of what you'll have to put up with for a view, don't remember what it was like for boat launching access though

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Follow Up By: rumpig - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:54

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:54
around that headland is where the aboriginal artwork is if that helps for you to locate it on a map. the artwork is marked on tourist info. maps available at the croc tent, make sure you do the seven beaches drive down towards the somerset ruins aswell (ask about it at the croc tent) well worth it for the scenery.
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