Happy New Year
- I hope you had a great one !!!
There are a couple of bits of news - the Peninsula Developmental Road
getting impassable, and I also have a report on some other
2016 updated version of the Destination Guide will be out soon.
If you bought recently, do not worry :-)
In This Issue:
• PDR Is Getting Impassable
• Other Roads - Report
• Destination Guide 2016 Will Be Out Soon
• Feedback Always Welcome
DEVELOPMENTAL ROAD IS GETTING IMPASSABLE
While we have enjoyed mostly cloudless skies and sunny
weather in the Northern Peninsula Area, further down the peninsula it has
Daintree and Lakefield
National Park areas have had a fair bit of rain,
and Little Laura River got flooded a couple of days before the New
Photo by Heather Markcrow - thank you :-)
It is not a time to travel but locals still need to get around, and
people have been stuck,
waiting for days
for the flood waters
to go down.
The PDR itself is also
getting wet, slippery and
chopped up, shows a video by Greg Peet and his family -
some of the
Weipa guys who were stuck behind the river.
The video is taken near Hann River Roadhouse on their way home, and
according to Greg the
road was sometimes even worse.
Greg Peet and Family - thank you
is a reminder
that it is not a good time of the year to come
trip, as these
kinds of conditions will now continue (on and off from
one place to another) throughout
the Wet Season, even along the main roads.
Other roads are also getting closed, so here is a little report:
Developmental Road now has a 5 tonne limit.
Gulf and Burke
Developmental Roads are open.
Mossman to Daintree Road is open, Rex Highway (from Bruce Highway to Mt
Molloy via Julatten) is closed.
were closed but are now open, both with 5 tonne limits.
Dixie Road, Pormpuraaw Road, Fairview-Palmerville Road, Whites Creek
Wakooka Track, Port Stewart Road, Running Creek area and
Lakefield Roads are closed.
Palmerville-Maytown, Kendall River Road, Telegraph
Portland Roads Road are open.
Bamaga Road during the late Dry,
Aurukun Road, Bamaga Road and Batavia Roads have 5 tonne limit.
GUIDE 2016 WILL BE OUT SOON
And yes, I
have been working on the yearly
updates to the Destination Guide, and they should be ready very soon
- so the
2016 freshly updated version should be out next week :-)
I will send a newsletter once it is done,
but if you want to start
reading earlier, it does
matter if you buy before the updated version is out - you
will get the new, 2016 version included in the price.
Also if you bought
recently - please do not worry, you will get the new, 2016
version included in the price, without any hassles (or even having to
I really appreciate any kind of feedback
on the Destination Guide.
me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and
while using the
information once on the
If you get any questions
anything, please feel welcome to contact me.
That's all for this time - happy planning!!
Have a great day :-)
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