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Cape York News, Issue #011 -- Post Zane Road Report
May 02, 2013

Ok people,

Jump in and off you go! The road is open all the way to the Tip however the Old Telegraph Track is boggy at this stage, and keep an eye on Archer River.


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• Post Zane Road Report

• Feedback Always Welcome



The main road north  - Peninsula Developmental Road - is open all the way north.

The southern parts are dry, some had no rain at all, some had a little.

Down in Cooktown end, Bloomfield Road is open but slippery, CREB Track is closed, and Battle Camp Road is closed (more exactly - the part that goes through Lakefield National Park is - national parks are closed until June so no going to Lakefield this month yet).

Burke Developmental Road is open and in a good condition all the way to Normanton.

Back to the main road north..

Laura River is usually the one to go up after heavy rains, the river waters are down so all good (it's sealed until Laura now).

Musgrave had no rain, all dry and good.

Archer River Roadhouse and Bramwell Junction had some rain but the road is open.

It's around Archer River and Bramwell as the things are a little wet, and Archer River could stuff it if it went up.

So far though, the river is good and while it's a bit rainy, there are no predictions of major rains.

Two side roads: Weipa is fine as it most often is, and Weipa end is sealed.

And so what did finally happen to Lockhart River? I did not get anybody on the phone but my guess is the road is fine.

Back to the main road north..

Bypass Roads are open.

The Old Telegraph Track is very boggy by the sounds of it (if you are there and know more I am keen to hear about it!).

Jardine River ferry is working and people are getting across.

The road is open all the way to Punsand Bay, which is near the Tip of Cape York, so it cannot get better, it's all open!

That said, there may be more rain coming, however likely nothing major so Cape York is open for you :-)

That's all this time, if you are sitting in Cairns and waiting, you are fine to go!


I really appreciate any kind of feedback on the destination guide.

Please let me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and while using the information once on the trip.

If you get any questions about anything, please feel welcome to contact me.

That's all for this time - happy planning, and, till the next newsletter if I don't hear from you.

Have a great day :-)


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