vrylia point

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Is the sand hard on the beach north of vrylia point and are there any crocodiles to watch out for? Thanks allyson
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 18:49

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 18:49
Hi Allyson,

The beach north of Vrilya Point is best travelled at lowish tide when there is some exposed hard sand. Especially if you are travelling alone. Like all beaches the soft sand becomes fairly squishy on incoming tides.

I was there a couple of years ago and from memory it was a bit narrow around the ship wreck.

There is a creek mouth north of the wreck I think about 5km, where the beach is very wide at low tide. Be careful of the incoming tide as the mouth closes fairly quickly.

Yes there are crocodiles in the area especially around the creek mouth but they swim freely in the salt water.

We found some coffee rock about 300 metres south of the camping area and at low tide found it easy pickings for mud crabs. If you have a tinny there is excellent pelagic fishing, GT's and the like outside the creek mouth where the fresh meets the salt water.
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Follow Up By: allyson52 - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 19:40

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 19:40
Hi, was ehe coffeerock south of the campsite at the river mouth or at the point? Ta Allyson
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Follow Up By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 20:04

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 20:04
It was south of the road junction where you first come into the area. There wasn't any camp site near the creek mouth when I was there.
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Reply By: Charli - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 18:53

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 18:53
of course you need to watch out for crocodiles you are in Far North Queensland
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Reply By: CSeaJay - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 19:40

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 19:40
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Follow Up By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 21:21

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 21:21
there is the main campsite where the track meets the beach.Going North along the beach it is very easy going till you get to the wreck on the beach. Further North the sand becomes a bit bore boggy and becomes fairly soft as you get to the mouth of the creek.There are great shady sites at the creek mouth but certainly anywhere in that area common sense should be used conscerning the crocs.
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Reply By: wendys - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 21:12

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 21:12
It is a few years since we camped at Vrilya, but that year there was a monster croc living in the creek mouth mentioned above. It surfaced next to a guy in a tinnie, fishing at the creek mouth. He told us it was longer than his boat but what really scared him witless was that the head was broader than his boat. In his haste to get going, he fumbled and it took him what he said seemed an eternity to get the motor going. He wasn't intending to do any more fishing from his boat, up the Cape.
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Reply By: Member - edwin (QLD) - Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 22:54

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 22:54
yes ,lots of crocs there,left my crab pots in overnight and they all got smashed,they werent the steel mesh ones tho,,there was a problem with those catseye bush pricks when i was last there,,remember to take water or fill up at the log bridge /crossing on the way in
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Reply By: 98TAJ - Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10:02

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10:02
Allyson,
I was up there Sept last year and found the camp spot up at the mouth of the river very nice, as stated in a previous reply you'll need to take a bit of water up with you, There were some natural soaks that you can get water from for washing off the salt and sand to help preserve your drinking water.
If you walk back towards the creek there are two large paper bark trees in a depression if you dig here you'll find some water.
Regards
Terry
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Reply By: Polaris - Monday, May 23, 2011 at 20:56

Monday, May 23, 2011 at 20:56
"are there any crocodiles to watch out for? "

You are joking aren't you?
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Follow Up By: Polaris - Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12:41

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12:41
See the thread about recent croc

That is at the mouth of the Jardine - just few kilometres north of where you are going.
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 12:37

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 12:37
If your drive up is to have a look at the wreak of the lightship its not much these days & the picture they show is from a long time ago, I remember it when it was a whole wreak with the mast standing & last year it was not worth the drive if you were going just to see the wreak,
Beach was hard enough for us, we traveled alone but prepaired
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