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Cape York News #038 - Cape Melville Open, Archer Bend Closed for the Year
July 10, 2015

Hi everyone,

Cape Melville National Park is now open for travellers.

Also, Archer Bend in Oyala Thumotang National Park is closed this year.


In This Issue

• Cape Melville Open for the Season

• Archer Bend Closed for the Year

• Feedback Always Welcome



While being on the tracks we missed to report the opening of the northern part of Lakefield National Park in June - sorry about that.

northern lakefield

But the northernmost part of the area - the remote Cape Melville National Park opened today - even though they have mainly only cleared the beach from the mess from cyclone Nathan.

cape melville

You will only get there from the Musgrave end, via the northern Lakefield National Park, since the coastal track from Cape Melville to Battlecamp Road - the Stracke - Wakooka Track, is still closed, and what they think probably will be closed for the rest of the year.

Cyclone Nathan may have missed Cooktown, but it was a powerful category four system as it crossed the coast further north, leaving behind enough destruction that they have not managed to clear it all.

I will keep an eye on its possible opening and hope we are not too remote to send a newsletter if it happens.


In the last newsletter I announced that Oyala Thumotang National Park is open for the season - however, the most remote part - Archer Bend - will not be open in 2015.

archer bend

According to the rangers they have a bad section of the road that they are not going to get repaired, so this is for everyone's safety.

Well I hope it opens as soon as possible, because we cannot wait to get in there :-)


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 already on the road!!

Have a great day :-)


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