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Opening Period:    Although Pandanus Park is open to Veterans from ANZAC Day through to Remembrance Day each year access may not be available until late May or early June because of the condition of the roads after the tropical Wet Season and the depth of water over the Kalpowar Crossing of the Normanby River. 

Furthermore there is a now a lockable boom gate within the water of the Kalpowar Crossing. If this gate is locked do not attempt to drive around the gate posts as the water is deep enough to drown your vehicle and large boulders have been placed in the water extending well beyond the gate posts. The gate will be opened by COOK SHIRE only when the roads beyond Laura and into Pandanus Park are safe to drive. Driving past Road Closed signs is a Civil (Police) Offence.
Note: The water on the Kalpowar crossing is home to Estuarine or Salt Water crocodiles. DO NOT walk through the water to the boom gate.

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PANDANUS PARK CURRENT ACCESS

BE ADVISED DUE TO HEAVY WET WEATHER, ACCESS TO BOTH KALPOWAR CROSSING AND KALPOWAR STATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Unseasonal heavy rain, sudden river rises and subsequent unsafe conditions has caused the closure of Lakefield Road in Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL). All camping areas south of Lakefield ranger base are now closed until conditions improve and it is safe for campers to return. Camping areas north of Lakefield ranger base remain closed. For more information click here

Kalpowar Crossing
Current Staturs: OPEN
As Of: 30/5/2016

 

Kalpowar Homestead Rd
Current Staturs: OPEN
As Of: 30/5/2016

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NPRSR Park Alerts For Cape York Peninsula – click here
Cook Shire Road Openings – click here
Don't Forget To Be Croc Wize – click here