Hema - Old Telegraph Track North
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GRADING: This track requires low range, high ground clearance, traction aids and recovery gear.
THE DRIVE: The northern section of Cape York's Old Telegraph Track runs from Bamaga Road to the Jardine River Ferry. Fruit Bat Falls is a must-visit detour to the right at the beginning of the track. After this point, the track runs straight until the turnoff for Eliot, Twin and Indian Head Falls, after which comes Canal Creek. This section of the track is one of the best parts of Cape York, with the waterfalls making an ideal photographic and swim spot, and Canal Creek offers a clear, deep blue crossing that winds to the left to avoid the washed out gullies of the old exit to the right. After Canal is Sam Creek, then the more difficult Mistake Creek, followed by the reasonably simple Cannibal Creek crossing. From here is a long drive to the biggest obstacle south of the Jardine: Nolan's Brook. After Nolan's, the track continues north to the old Jardine River ford, or the turnoff to the Bamaga Rd to catch the Jardine Ferry.