Location of Portland House - Cape York, Australia
Portland House is on the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland, Australia. We are approximately 800km by road from Cairns and 250km from Weipa on the west coast of Cape York.
Portland house is 145km from Archer River Roadhouse, where food, accommodation and fuel are available. Try the famous Archer Burger!
The nearest facilities are at the Lockhart River Aboriginal Community, 45km from Portland Roads. The community facilities include:
Road access from Cairns is limited to the dry season only. The wet season varies year to year, but generally would be around December to April. Access between Portland Roads and Lockhart River is open year round. However, during torrential rain Chili Creek may be impassable for a few hours while the tide goes out. Check local conditions before traveling.
Self drive: (dry season)
By air: to Lockhart River (year round)
Skytrans provide a Monday to Friday return service, Cairns to Lockhart River. The airstrip is approximately a 34km drive to Portland House. Please confirm luggage limits with Skytrans.
A 4wd drive taxi service is available from Portland Roads, servicing Lockhart River and the Iron Range National Park. Please contact Peter Bakker at Lloyd Bay Shipping for rates and taxi bookings.
Phone Peter Bakker at Lloyd Bay Shipping on 07 4060 7322, or email Peter.
By air and 4wd hire: via Weipa or Cairns (dry season)
You can fly to Weipa and hire a 4WD and drive to Portland House. The journey takes at least 5 hours depending on road conditions.
Qantaslink flies to Weipa daily. Phone 13 13 13 for more information.
Lockhart River Car Hire
Weipa Rent a Car
Wet season access:
It is possible to access Portland Roads, Iron range National park and Chilli Beach during the wet season. This is the best time of year for the more adventurous.
Passengers can fly to and from Lockhart River via Skytrans. Your vehicle can be shipped between Lockhart River and Cairns by the Trinity Bay, Sea Swift. You then collect your vehicle via 4WD taxi. Vehicle shipping is also available should you be unable to drive out at the end of the dry season or have mechanical problems and need to get your vehicle back to Cairns.
Phone SeaSwift Pty Ltd on (07) 4035 1234 or visit their website.
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Portland House is in a remote wilderness area of Cape York Peninsula, Australia. A 4WD is necessary.
Portland House Lot 10 Portland Roads · Cape York · Far North Queensland · Australia
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