Fifteen kms down from Cooktown is the Archer Point turnoff, then straight ahead on a gravel road for another 37 kms and you are at Archer Point. Here there is a free camping site and this is where I set up my van in a sheltered corner. Opposite was the beach and ahead was the Archer Point Lighthouse. It was a very beautiful place to camp at. except this time of the year, it is hot and humid and also wet.
Archer Point was a military lookout Point during the war, and it was the military that created the road to the point. The lighthouse is active and all night flashed its light about 9 kms every direction and lighting up my van down below. This is all aboriginal land and a National Reserve.
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