Jardine River National Park

The Jardine River National Park is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 2,137 km northwest of Brisbane and about 900 km northwest of Cairns, on the tip of Cape York Peninsula.[1]

The park and reserves encompass the traditional country of several Aboriginal groups including people from the Atambaya, Angkamuthi, Yadhaykenu, Gudang and Wuthathi language and social groups. The area is a living cultural landscape, with places and features named in Aboriginal languages, story-places and story-beings, and occupation and ceremony sites throughout. Today the traditional owners retain a strong and continuing interest, through their traditional rights to, and responsibilities for, the land, in the protection and management of the area.[2]

Jardine River National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
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Jardine River National Park
Nearest town or cityWeipa
Established16 December 1994
Area2,370 km2 (915.1 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteJardine River National Park
See alsoProtected areas of Queensland

Waterfalls

The park contains several waterfalls and rock pools, including Twin Falls, where the waters of Elliot River and Canal Creek meet, Fruit Bat Falls, Savo Falls and Elliot (Indian Head) Falls.

Gallery

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Jardine River National Park

See also

References

  1. ^ Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. p. 104. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.
  2. ^ Qld. Govt. Department of National Parks - Jardine River

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Arnold Islets

Arnold Islets are about 3 islands about 10 km east of the Jardine River Resource Reserve Jardine River National Park in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia, in the Cape York Peninsula about 70 km southeast of Bamaga.

Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula is a large remote peninsula located in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is the largest unspoiled wilderness in northern Australia. The land is mostly flat and about half of the area is used for grazing cattle. The relatively undisturbed eucalyptus-wooded savannahs, tropical rainforests and other types of habitat are now recognized and preserved for their global environmental significance, but native wildlife is threatened by introduced species and weeds. In 1606, Dutch sailor Willem Janszoon on board the Duyfken reached Australia as its first known European explorer, discovering the Cape York Peninsula.

Great Dividing Range

The Great Dividing Range, or the Eastern Highlands, is Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world. It stretches more than 3,500 kilometres (2,175 mi) from Dauan Island off the northeastern tip of Queensland, running the entire length of the eastern coastline through New South Wales, then into Victoria and turning west, before finally fading into the central plain at the Grampians in western Victoria. The width of the range varies from about 160 km (100 mi) to over 300 km (190 mi). The Greater Blue Mountains Area, Gondwana Rainforests, and Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Areas are located in the range.

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Jackey Jackey Creek

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Jardine

Jardine is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Al Jardine (born 1942), member of the Beach Boys

Alexander Jardine (Medal of Honor) (1874–1949), American Medal of Honor recipient

Antonio Jardine (born 1988), NCAA college basketball player for the Syracuse Orange

Cassandra Jardine (1954–2012), British journalist and writer

David Jardine (1840–1892), architect in New York City

David Jardine (disambiguation)

David Jardine Jardine (1847–1922), Scottish landowner and racehorse owner

Don Jardine (1940–2006), American professional wrestler

Douglas Jardine (1900–1958), English cricketer

Sir Ernest Jardine, 1st Baronet (1859–1947), Scottish MP

Frank Jardine (ice hockey) (1924–1999), British ice hockey player

Francis Lascelles Jardine (1841–1919), Australian pioneer

George Jardine, Scottish religious minister and academic

George Jardine (rugby league), Australian rugby league footballer

George Jardine (organ builder), an American organ builder

James Jardine (1776–1858), Scottish civil engineer, mathematician and geologist

John E. Jardine (1838–1920), architect in New York City

John Jardine (football coach) (d. 1990), American football coach

Sir John Jardine, 1st Baronet (1844–1919), Scottish Liberal politician and businessman

Keith Jardine (born 1975), American mixed martial artist

Lisa Jardine (1944–2015), British historian

Ray Jardine, American rock climber, lightweight backpacker, inventor, author and global adventurer

Rick Jardine, Canadian mathematician

Quintin Jardine Scottish author

William "Sandy" Jardine (1948–2014), Scottish footballer

Taylor Jardine (1990–), lead singer for the pop-punk band We Are the In Crowd

James W. Jardine (1908–1977), City of Chicago Water Commissioner 1953–1977. The largest capacity water filtration plant in the world, Jardine Water Purification Plant, is named for him.

Sir William Jardine, 7th Baronet (1800–1874), Scottish naturalist

William Jardine (1784–1843), Scottish surgeon and businessman

Jardine River

The Jardine River is the largest river of the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland, Australia.

Jardine River, Queensland

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List of national parks of Australia

This is a list of national parks within Australia that are managed by Australian, state and territory governments.

List of rivers of Australia

This is a list of rivers of Australia. Rivers are ordered alphabetically, by state. The same river may be found in more than one state as many rivers cross state borders.

List of waterfalls of Australia

This is a list of waterfalls in Australia.

Wallaman Falls in Queensland are Australia's tallest permanent waterfall with a plunge of nearly 300 metres (980 ft). Wollomombi Falls in New South Wales are second with a 220-metre (720 ft) combined drop and Ellenborough Falls, also in New South Wales, is third plunging 160 metres (520 ft) as a single drop.

Sinclair Islet

Sinclair Islet is a small island north of Shelburne Bay in far north Queensland, Australia about 150 km north of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia.

It is about 40 km east from Orford Ness and the Jardine River National Park.

Southern cassowary

The southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), also known as double-wattled cassowary, Australian cassowary or two-wattled cassowary, is a large flightless black bird. It is one of the three living species of cassowary, alongside the dwarf cassowary and the northern cassowary. It is a ratite and therefore related to the emu, ostriches, rheas and kiwis.

Tern Island (Queensland)

Tern island is an island a few hundred metres north of Tern Cliffs and the Jardine River Resource Reserve Jardine River National Park in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia, in the Cape York Peninsula about 40 km southeast of Bamaga.

Thomson Islet

Thomson Islet is an island a few hundred ms east of Tern Cliffs and the Jardine River Resource Reserve Jardine River National Park in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Queensland, Australia, in the Cape York Peninsula about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Bamaga.

Trochus Island

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The island is located in Newcastle Bay at the mouth of Escape River and Middle River, not far from Jackey Jackey Creek and adjacent to the Jardine River National Park. The island lies approximately 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Bamaga and has an approximate area of 2.1 square kilometres (0.81 sq mi).

Turtle Head Island

Turtle Head Island is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, east of Cape York Peninsula, in Queensland, Australia.

The island is located in Newcastle Bay at the mouth of Escape River and Middle River, not far from Jackey Jackey Creek and adjacent to the Jardine River National Park. The island lies approximately 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Bamaga.

Turtle Island (Newcastle Bay)

Turtle Island is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, east of Cape York Peninsula, in Queensland, Australia.

The island is located in Newcastle Bay at the mouth of Escape River and Middle River, not far from Jackey Jackey Creek and adjacent to the Jardine River National Park. The island lies approximately 30 km (19 mi) southeast of Bamaga.

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