North of the town of Cracow in Queensland is Cracow Beach. Surrounded by an extraordinary stand of Livistonia palms, this beach sits on the Dawson River.
After an enjoyable stay in Cracow, the locals suggested we drop in to check it out. We’re glad we did, it’s stunning.
Hanging Out At Cracow Beach
Now you might be thinking, “Hang on. Cracow is 500km North-West of Brisbane. There’s no beach there!”
Well, this depends on your definition of a beach. If a beach is something with sand, water and sensational views, then yes… it fits the bill.
Now we only dropped in, had a look around and left. But you could easily bush camp there for a couple of nights. You can nestle in under the incredibly beautiful Livistonia palms or even camp on the beach if you so choose.
And if you have a kayak, well you could easily spend hours exploring the Dawson River.
Those Palms… Ahhhhh
The Livistonia palms really are what makes Cracow Beach special. They hug the river like their lives depend on it… which they do. You only have to walk 30 metres away from the river and the palms abruptly end.
The soil, moisture and climate must combine to sustain these beautiful palms in the narrowest of bands along the river’s edge.
And competing with the palms are some enormous old river gums. The thick canopy is a bird-watcher’s delight.
If you’re looking for a secluded piece of paradise, this beach is for you. Take time to admire the palms, a remnant from an ancient past.
Cracow Beach is on Wulli Wulli Country.
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2 thoughts on “Cracow Beach QLD, An Inland Beach On The Dawson River”
Those palms are Livistona nitida (dawson palms); distinct from the more common Livistona australis you get down south, and only found in that area (up through the Carnarvon gorge). You’ll find them lining the Theodore boulevard.
Interesting, I didn’t know this. Thanks for sharing. Now you have me curious about the Theodore boulevard!