What's In Lockhart

World War II bomber wreckage| Lockhart Accommodation Culture Council Cape Art Shire Aboriginal York River Peninsula
World War II bomber wreckage

Rich cultural heritage, stunning coastal scenery and mountain ranges, amazing bird watching, wildlife and proximity to many natural wonders, including Iron Range National Park, make Lockhart River one of the hidden gems of Cape York Peninsula. This section of our website will equip you with all the information you need on how to get to Lockhart River and what to expect when you get there.

If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please contact the Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council on 07 4060 7144. We are only too happy to help you.

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  • Accommodation

    Fully, self-contained units at Iron Range Cabins
    Visitors to our community will appreciate the convenience and high standard of Lockhart River accommodation, including fully, self-contained Iron Range Cabins and local guest house.
  • Airport

    Iron Range Cabins reception next to airport
    The Lockhart River Aerodrome is a significant transport access point facilitating a daily air passenger service, emergency and charter flights to the Lockhart community.
  • Alcohol restrictions

    Lockhart River is in an alcohol restricted area. Heavy fines will be enforced under the Queensland Government’s alcohol management plans if you are found with alcohol in Lockhart River.
  • Arts and culture

    Lockhart has strong culture and tradition
    Lockhart River is steeped in the cultural heritage of six different, traditional language groups. The Art Centre – home of the internationally-renowned Lockhart River Art Gang – attracts visitors from around the world.
  • Natural attractions

    Lockhart River Sunrise
    As custodians of the largest tropical lowland rainforest area in Australia, the Lockhart River area is internationally renowned for its biodiversity and stunning natural landscape.
  • Services and facilities

    Indigenous Knowledge Centre
    Lockhart River community has a range of services and amenities including a 24-hour health centre, full-time police service, new retail store, library, sports oval, BMX track, child care, kindergarten, prep and primary schooling.
  • Puchiwu Fishing Cooperative

    Live mud crabs ready for market
    Tropical rock lobster, mud crabs and fresh whole reef fish on ice taken from the pristine oceans on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula are available from the Puchiwu Fishing Cooperative.
  • Transport

    4WD is often the only transport option
    Being a remote community can pose challenges but Lockhart River is accessible by road (some of the time), air (most of the time) and sea (all of the time). Cost and availability can be prohibitive, but there are a number of commercial transport operators.  
  • Visitation protocol

    Indigenous ranger on country with researchers
    Anybody who wants to travel off gazetted roads and outside National Park boundaries onto traditional country must gain permission from Traditional Owners.