We are the closest commercial accommodation and park to ‘The Tip’ of Australia. This means that when you choose to stay with us, you can get up early and beat the crowds and/or leave it until later and enjoy a spectacular sunset at the most northern point of the Australian mainland. We are 5km south-west of ‘The Tip’ as the crow flies and the drive to get there from here takes approximatley 1 hour, pending road conditions and traffic. From the car park, it’s about a 20 minute walk to the famous “YOU ARE STANDING AT THE NORTHERN MOST POINT OF THE AUSTRALIAN CONTINENT” sign. With that bucket list ticked, we suggest celebrating at the most northern bar on the Australian mainland – our very own Corrugation Bar – wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Our bar & restaurant is open to the public 7 days per week.
‘The Tip’ of Australia is instantly recognisable, thanks to its iconic sign. To get there, you must walk over a rocky headland; it’s not a difficult walk, but we do suggest taking some drinking water and wearing a hat and some sun protection. Along the way you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding seas and islands. When you get to ‘The Tip’, you’ll see two islands – Yorke Island (tall and pointy) is to your left and Eborac Island is to the right. The other geographic feature is Frangipani Bay, to the west.
Once you’ve made it to The Tip of Australia traditionally known as ‘Pajinka’, take a moment to really enjoy this bucket list experience. During your visit, we ask that you please respect this beautiful part of the country, take only photos, make only memories and leave only footprints. Please note there are no amenities on site, so for your comfort, please make use of rest room facilities before you commence your trip, to ‘The Tip’.
There are three tracks you can take from the car park. One takes up over the top of the headlands and provides amazing 360-degree views of where the Coral Sea meets the Torres Strait and Arafura Sea. At the height of the climb, you’ll see a distance plaque to showcase how far you’ve made it. On a low tide you can walk back along the side track to the water’s edge and beach where you can make your way back along the sand to the carpark. The third is walking on the high side of the mangroves.
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