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Introducing Lakeland

At Lakeland, the Peninsula Developmental Rd (known as the PDR) heads northwest up the cape as a wide, well-maintained dirt road. Lakeland has a general store with fuel, a small caravan park and a hotel-motel.

Leaving Lakeland you enter Quinkan country, so named for the Aboriginal spirits depicted at the rock-art sites scattered throughout this area. Unesco lists Quinkan country in the top 10 rock-art regions in the world. About 50km north of Lakeland is the turn-off to the gallery at Split Rock, the only site open to the public. The sandstone escarpments here are covered with paintings dating back 14,000 years.