Jardine River

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Jardine River, Cape York, Australia
Jardine River
Origin Great Dividing Range
Basin countries Australia
Location Far North Queensland

The Jardine River is the largest river of Australia's Cape York Peninsula and is named after the pioneer Frank Jardine.[1]

Unlike other tropical rivers in Northern Australia, the Jardine flows all year round as the catchment receives sufficient rainfall throughout the year for it to do so.[2]


  1. ^ Moon, Viv; & Moon, Ron. (1991). Cape York. An Adventurer's Guide. Kakirra Adventure Publications: Chelsea, Melbourne. ISBN 0-9588264-0-4
  2. ^ "Jardine River National Park: Nature, culture and history". Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013.