May 2018 - The Jardine River Ferry is fully operational between the hours of 08:00 - 17.00, 7 days a week with exception of some public holidays.
Please note - currently, Ferry operations do stop for one hour break between 12pm and 1pm daily.
The fees remain the same as 2017 UFN - click here
Those planning to travel to NPA, please check road condtions - click on this link.
April 2018 - For all travellers to/from NPA Region, please be aware that fees for the Jardine Ferry is preferably Eftpos only.
For your convenience payments can be paid directly to Bamaga Council office, in person or by phone. Please call 07 4090 4100 or 07 4090 4120.
Jardine Ferry Roadhouse can also take Eftpos payments. Should the Ferry Roadhouse be experiencing Eftpos connectivity issues, please call the Bamaga office for payment.
Cash payments are accepted but this is in the process of phasing out stages.
In the interest of public safety, please be aware that asbestos has been identified in certain building located in NPA Region.
For more information please refer to this link
November - April It is a reminder that from November through to March each year, 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
Sunday 4 March 2018
Residents of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) were overwhelmed and privileged to host the Queens Baton Relay (QBR) with in the five communities of Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisia. NPA was proud to have the Queens Baton on its 2nd day of arrival into Queensland. It was its 69th day of travelling around the 52 Commonwealth countries.
For the full media release please click here