Hema - Cape Melville National Park
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GRADING: This track requires low range, high ground clearance, traction aids and recovery gear. Be warned: this is a remote area with no supplies or reliable water sources.
THE DRIVE: This trip will take at least 4 days, with 233km from Cooktown to Cape Melville, or 376km from Cooktown to Bathurst Head. The run from Cooktown to Battle Camp Road is mainly bitumen and in good condition, with the track dropping into deep rainforest before opening up to a wide graded track until after Starcke Station. After that, it becomes a true 4WD track, with washouts, bulldust, potholes and stone shelves, making it a hard slog to reach Cape Melville.