Please be aware that fees for the Jardine Ferry are now Eftpos only and can be paid at the Jardine Service Station or Bamaga Council office. The Bamaga office can also take the payment for the fee over the phone.
In addition to the recent sightings by NPA Rangers of a large crocodile seen hanging around the Seisia wharf, there have been other crocodiles hanging close to the shoreline and the river mouth at Injinoo and Umagico.
It is a reminder that from November through to March it is Crocodile mating season. It is also the time for hatching of the Croc eggs so nests are found in the vegetation at the tops of the beaches and rivers. Crocs are regularly seen moving from the water up to the vegetation to protect the nests.
All Crocs are more active and aggressive during this time.
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL, PLEASE DO NOT SWIM, FISH OR WALK ON THE BEACHES OR RIVER EDGES DURING THIS TIME.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this website may contain images or content relating to deceased persons. It may also contain words and descriptions that are culturally sensitive.
The term Indigenous Australians will be used throughout to describe all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Welcome to the website for the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, known as NPARC. This website presents information on the Council's activities, community and business activities in the Northern Peninsula area, and tourism information on the beautiful unique region of Cape York.
The NPARC region incorporates the communities of Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisia. It is the gateway to the Torres Strait islands and the destination for visitors seeking to visit the very northern tip of the Australian continent. The natural beauty and cultural heritage make the region a jewel in Australia's crown.
From crossing the Jardine River by ferry, to enjoying the camping experience and scenic beauty at Umagico's ALAU beach, Seisia or Loyalty beach, to fishing, visiting the Torres Strait Islands, viewing wildlife in their natural environments, exploring the historical sites of Somerset and WW2 relics, to experiencing the Old Telegraph Track in a 4WD, to observing local works of art; the region offers a unique experience like no other.
NPARC welcomes businesses that provide opportunities for local employment and skill development.
Whether your interest is business or recreational, please enjoy our website and visit us soon.
Our vision is expressed in the languages of our region, recognising the importance and diversity of our culture and traditional languages. Our vision signifies that the heart of our region is our people, with culture an important part of our lives both now and into the future. READ MORE