Location: Iron Range National Park, Cape York Peninsula, far north Queensland.


This area of Queensland was very significant during the second world war, when thousands of US troops built a big base near Portland Roads and the famous Chilli Beach. At the time, the local miners were forced out, but Mr Gerard Cook returned in 1945, to build this unique hut from materials left over by the military.

The sealed road adjacent, has since returned to gravel, but the site around the hut, and nearby in the rainforest makes the most excellent campsite, and is popular with people heading north to the tip of Australia. The nearest town is the well organised aboriginal community of Lockart River.