The beautiful Chili Beach is located within the Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park. Kutini means cassowary and Payamu means rainbow serpent.
This park is home to the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia and is also home to an abundance of wildlife. There are birds living here that are only found in this area and New Guinea.
Chili Beach would have to be one of our favourite campsites in the cape, it’s just a beautiful area that is nestled in between the reef and the rainforest. Camping does need to be pre-booked as it’s in the national park and you are allocated your own campsite. It does get quite windy so you are best to try to get one of the campsites away from the beach, or at least sheltered.
We arrived at camp and met up with Jim & Jacky and Graham & Nolene who had already arrived, set up and were in relax mode! We all set up camp and then took our camp chairs out onto the beach and spent the afternoon sitting out there with a few drinks in hand. George took the drone for a flight and the kids had fun exploring the beach.
It’s such a beautiful area, but like many places up there, its torture looking at the beautiful blue water and knowing you cannot swim due to the stingers, crocodiles and sharks.
After a great night at Chili Beach, there was nothing better than to wake up to another amazing sunrise to start the day.
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