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Aurukun

Aurukun is a local authority, one of two Aboriginal communities in Queensland which is not governed by a Deed of Grant in Trust. The key reason to visit Aurukun, apart from supplies, is the wonderful Art Centre which supplies galleries all over Australia.

Have a look at the white board where orders are waiting to be filled - you will be impressed. Aurukun art work is well represented in Brisbane's Queensland Art Gallery with the Cape York collection. On site here you can see traditional carvers and basket weavers. You can talk to artists and get an up-close dose of culture. The air-conditioned exhibition area has pieces on display.

You must plan a journey to Aurukun so you can be out before sundown so you don't contravene the Council's 'no camping' policy.

The access road into Arukun community is a main road but all other roads are Council roads which require permission to access. While Aurukun has a shop, fuel outlet, medical centre and police station, do not expect to visit the Gulf of Carpentaria. There is no public access to the ocean.

The community's site close to the Ward, Archer and Watson Rivers offers future tourism potential.

Aurukun has an Alcohol Management Plan (AMP). AMPs aim to reduce alcohol-related violence.

AMPs vary from community to community. They include alcohol restrictions, home brew bans and dry place declarations which operate within a defined boundary, known as a 'restricted area'. These strategies set the quantity and type of alcohol you may possess in the restricted area.

Penalties apply for possessing or attempting to bring illegal alcohol into a restricted area.

To find out more about AMPs for each community, visit the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs web site.

Aurukun, Aurukun Area
Queensland
Australia

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Haggerstone Island Resort

Haggerstone Island, Torres Area
From AU$1600.00 - 1700.00
Haggerstone Island Guest House is a unique all inclusive privately owned home catering for up to ten guests. Situated at the remote northern end of the Great Barrier Reef, it is adjacent to the uninhabited Cape York coast line. Their daily adventures are included in the accommodation rate and include fishing and spear fishing, snorkelling over pristine coral reef, swimming with manta rays and dolphins, visiting the heritage listed sand dunes of Shellbourne Bay or a nineteenth century ship wreck, exploring uninhabited islands, cays, beaches, bays and the wild rivers of Cape York. Meals are prepared from fresh produce either grown on the island or caught at sea. Lunches are prepared gourmet style on board their 11 metre jet boat Jo Jo. The island is regularly booked as a whole providing a unique group or family holiday. Children are welcome. The new House Mawu is a secluded three bed, two bathroom self contained house overlooking the reefs. Designed and built by the owners, House Mawu has kitchen, lounge, sun terrace with fire place. A work of art in tropical living where guests can enjoy the luxury of a house while still being part of the overall island activities.

Seisia Holiday Park

Seisia, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$10.00 - 365.00
Seisia Holiday Park is situated on the western side of Cape York Peninsular. The Campground features Powered Sites, Unpowered Sites, Caravan Sites, and Hut Sites along Beachfront. They also have a range of accommodation from Villas Sleeping 6, Cottages sleeping 4 and Budget Lodge sleeping 2. They are close to all amenities from the famous Seisia Wharf with Ferry service daily to Thursday Island, Boat Ramp, fully stocked supermarket open 7 days 8am to 7pm, Service Station, Mechanics, Butcher Shop, Ice and Tackle store all at your doorstep. Come and relax at the campground with views of the setting sun over the Torres Strait Islands, even a spot of fishing of the Seisia Wharf. Relax ,Enjoy, Smile

Cape York Peninsula Lodge

Bamaga, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$309.00 - 309.00
Welcome to Cape York Peninsula Lodge, forming part of Australia's "Melanesian South Pacific" paradise. Cape York Peninsula Lodge offers comfortable lodge accommodation being the premier accommodation and hospitality property at the top of Cape York. If you like adventure, fishing, boating, island hopping, 4WD adventure and the outdoor life, then this is the place for you

Wongai Beach Hotel Horn Island

Horn Island, Torres Area
From AU$200.00 - 220.00
The Wongai Beach Hotel located on Horn Island in the Torres Strait provides a relaxing and enjoyable setting for all tastes, with 21 accommodation units in a garden setting, all in a close proximity to the pool, spa and restaurant that overlooks the water to Thursday Island. The hotel offers Gaming, TAB, KENO and automatic teller facilities and an open beer garden. Experience the real Torres Strait, some of Australia's best fishing, boating and exploration opportunities.
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