Things To Do At The Tip of Australia. Australia’s Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) is a naturally, historically and culturally important part of Queensland and Australia. The landscape up here is a stunning mosaic of golden beaches, tropical rainforest, epic coastlines and seriously blue water. Historically, it’s intwined in very fabric of Australia with Possession Island, the place where Captain Cook took ‘possession’ of the east coast of Australia, there’s abandoned tin and gold mines, the remains of Somerset, the end of the Old Telegraph line ends at Cable beach.
This is the big bucket list item – Pajinka, ‘The Tip’ – the most northern point of the Australian mainland, where you can stand with the sign and get that photo. The seas, breeze, beaches and views are just incredible. We recommend taking your time and exploring the surrounding area.More Info
Scenic helicopter flights depart from right here at Punsand Beach, every single day. This is an amazing way to see this stunning part of the country! Operated by Coastal Rotors you can choose from a range of scenic flights, heli fishing trips or island transfers. Our team can book them for you and we highly recommend them for this bucket list moment.More Info
Just offshore lies the beautiful, tropical archipelago that is the Torres Strait Islands and we strongly recommend allowing the time to explore these. Tours depart daily from Seisia Wharf and bookings are highly recommended. The wharf is approx. a 40 minute drive from Punsand. Speak to our reservations team for more info.More Info
Dirt Roads & Beaches
Barras, Jacks & More
Land & Sea
Visit Torres Strait
Many Species Here
Driftwood & Shells
Enjoy the Serenity
The fishing up here is epic! You can fish the two oceans as well as the Jardine and Jacky Jacky River systems with their swamps, everglades and lagoons. If you don’t have your own boat, we can assist you in booking your fishing adventures with one of our fishing charters. Or for the ultimate adventure Coastal Rotors offer half day and full day heli fishing charters, taking off from the beach, right here at Punsand Bay.
Roko Island is another popular destination up here. This family owned ex pearl farm is located approximately 5kms west of Punsand Bay and offers ecotent accommodation, fishing charters and a beautiful, tropical island experience. For more information speak to us in reception to book your visit. Overnight parking available with us. Please Note: The top image shown on this page has been provided by Tourism Tropical North Queensland.
The Cape York wilderness area is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including 31 species of frogs, 133 species of reptiles, 321 bird species and 72 mammal species. Also home to a large population of salt water crocodiles and if you are lucky (or unlucky), you may spot the resident crocodile known as ‘Gary’ who is guessed to be over 4m long.
There are some wonderful waterfalls on the south side of the Jardine River which are beautiful spots to cool off in the clean, freshwater. We highly recommend visiting Fruit bat Falls, Elliot Falls or Twin Falls, either on your way to or from Punsand Bay.
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