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Cape York News #037 - Oyala Thumotang Open, Changes at Mount Mulligan and Tyrconnell Mine
June 23, 2015

Hi everyone,

Oyala Thumotang National Park has opened for the season.

Also Mount Mulligan Station (and apparently shortly also Tyrconnell Gold Mine) have changed hands, so there are changes to come for travellers.

And finally - cheers from Weipa from our month-long stay in town :-)


In This Issue

• Oyala Thumotang Open

• Changes at Mount Mulligan Station and Tyrconnell Mine

• Feedback Always Welcome



Oyala Thumotang National Park opened a couple of days ago for the 2015 season.

oyala thumotang national park
Oyala Thumotang, formerly Mungkan Kaanju, has more than you think if you have the time.

The park is often driven past without a thought, and we do the same on most trips, since it's about 60 km even to the closest camping spots, and a lot more to the farthest ones.

But if you have some spare time and are interested in remote camping and fishing, in amongst the dry open woodland vegetation there are some great river spots.


Mount Mulligan Station is closed for visitors since it changed ownership, and apparently the nearby Tyrconnell - a historical gold mine in Hodgkinson Goldfields, is to go to the same owners soon.

I hear the closure is temporary while they renovate, however the reports about the plans on a luxury resort mean that we can only hope that we can still camp there in the future!

mount mulligan cliff face
The beautiful Mount Mulligan cliff face.

But Mount Mulligan a luxury resort ???

Yes, it has happened before. There used to be the Wrotham Park Resort on Burke Developmental Road, which was later moved to Northern Territory, and there used to be the Pajinka Resort at the tip of Cape York.

So it is not really surprising and has worked before. The rich will fly in, and we can keep enjoying our tracks just like we did before :-)


And finally - cheers from Weipa where we are for the whole month of June, and of course the Fishing Classic was great as always.

We hear it has been raining a lot more back home in Cooktown, the weather has been good and dry here, the roads have been good, the tracks have been great fun, and we always look for, and find some new ones ;-)


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 happy travels to those on the road!!

Have a great day :-)


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