About this site
Cape York Peninsula is remote, the northernmost part of Queensland, Australia. It is recognised for its outstanding natural and cultural resources with significant areas identified for future World Heritage listing. The Cape York region is globally significant as one of the last great Wet/Dry tropical systems in the World (Halpern 2008) with relatively intact eastern flowing catchments that feed the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and more disturbed western flowing catchments feeding to the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is often referred to as one of the largest unspoilt wilderness areas in the World. Although this is partially true, there are many threats faced by the country and the people of this amazing place. It is certainly relatively intact, and has little development compared to many parts of Australia, but it is not devoid of people or management, as wilderness is commonly understood to mean.