Location And Getting Here
Merluna is situated 150 klms Northwest of Coen and 120klms Southeast of the bauxite mining town of Weipa. It is approx 720klm North West of Cairns (by road) and 8 klms off the Peninsula Development Road.
The Mail Plane flies into Merluna each Saturday on its Northern Mail run. They carry a limited number of passengers and is an excellent way to see a huge part of Cape York from the air. Qantas has flights into Weipa from Cairns daily, Hire Cars are available in Weipa.
Merluna has a 1000m all weather airstrip situated at co-ordinates 13°03'58"S and 142°27'02"E. Notification of arrival is required.
It's about a 1½ hour drive from Weipa over an unsealed road and around 10 hours from Cairns, with approximately 400klms of unsealed road which can, at times, be rough.
There's a lot to see and do along the way.