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When is the wet season/ dry season?

Rather than the four seasons, the NPA has a dry season between May and November and a wet seaon between December and April . The dry season is the peak tourism time, however many tourtists still visit the area in the wetter months, which is known as the 'green season'.

Travel/ Tourism

How can I get there?

The NPA is accessable all year round by air or sea, but often inaccessible in the wet season by road, due to flooding.

When the inland roads are open in the dry season, it is still only accessible with a 4WD. The NPA is accessbale by The Peninsula Development Road and Bamaga Road. Check road conditions before departing.

How can I cross the Jardine River?

You can cross the Jardine River by Ferry. Ferry tickets are sold online.

Ferry opens at 8am and closes at 5pm. They also close for lunch between 12pm and 1pm. 

Is it safe to go swimming in the NPA?

Northern Queensland is home to stingers and crocodiles. It is advised to stay out of the water. There is a local pool in Bamaga where you can swim.

Where can I stay?

There are a number of accommodation options in the NPARC area. Please view our accommodation information.

Alcohol restrictions

Can you bring alcohol into the region?

There are alcohol restrictions in the NPA, covering any alcohol brought into the area.

The maximum amount of alcohol a person can have in the NPA is: 2 litres of wine (unfortified) and 11.25 litres (1 x 30 can carton) of any strength beer, or 2 litres of wine (unfortified) and 9 litres (1 x 24 can carton) of premixed spirits of up to 5.5% alcohol/volume.  This amount is per person on foot, or per vehicle, boat, or aircraft regardless of the number of people in it. It is an offence to drink in a public place. However, Loyalty Beach Camping Ground, New Mapoon and Seisia Camping Ground are designated wet areas. Registered guests of these camping grounds are permitted to drink alcohol.


Who are the traditional owners of the land?

NPARC acknowledges the traditional owners of the land we are based upon, the people of Injinoo and pay respect to elders past and present. Please see 'Our Community' page for community settlemnt and regional history.

The NPA was formerly made up of five seperate Commnuity Councils, before amalgamating to become a unified NPA Regional Council.