Outback Towns


Located at the start of the Peninsula Developmental Road on Cape York.

About Lakeland

Lakeland or Lakeland Downs as some prefer to call it is a small outpost in the Laura Valley at the intersection of the Mulligan Hwy and the Peninsula Developmental Road (the start of the trek) to Cape York. It contains little more than a Roadhouse, Store, Café, Caravan Park and Hotel but services all who venture on one of Australia’s last great adventures – ‘the Cape’ as well as local cattle stations and farms. Lakeland was named after William Lakeland – an early prospector credited with discovering gold at several sites on Cape York Peninsula and forging some of the early roads in the area.


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