Punsand Bay, Cape York Peninsular

Don’t worry about cooking dinner. Check out the huge black lip oysters we found at Punsand Bay. Finally after weeks of searching we found some decent sized black lips. These oysters are highly prized and it’s rare to find any big ones. We found 3 or 4 in an area maybe a kilometer to the west of Punsand Bay resort. Joe was extremely satisfied to land a few of these elusive treats.

Punsand Bay Resort is the northernmost accommodation in Australia. There’s camping, little bungalows / dongas, a pub (called Corrugation Bar), restaurant, shop and kiddies wading pool. It’s a nice spot and is the base that most travellers use when heading to the tip of Australia. The camping is a little expensive, charging fancy caravan park prices for a patch of dirt and some dodgy ablution blocks. Apart from that the beach is great and it’s nice to sit at the pub in the evening and relax with a drink. They have the only beer on tap in the entire Northern Peninsular Region. Of course there was XXXX Gold on tap so Joe had one of those. The food from the restaurant seemed ok and reasonably priced which is a useful break from camp food.

After two nights in Punsand it was finally time to depart for the ultimate destination of this expedition – the tip of Cape York, the northern most point of Australia.

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