The tourist season is
full on with lots of people up here.
As in all years, some
tracks and national parks are still opening for the season in July
So the biggest news right now is that Cape Melville, Bathurst Head and
Starcke Track will open on the coming Monday, but
will be closed until August.
Below are also all the other updates :-)
In This Issue:
• Cape Melville, Bathurst Head and Starcke Track to Open
• Other Track Updates
• Cooktown Free Camping No Longer
• Feedback Always Welcome
MELVILLE, BATHURST HEAD AND STARCKE TRACK TO OPEN
Melville, Bathurst Head and the Starcke Wakooka Track will
open Monday on the 4th of July.
You need a snorkel to
do the Starcke
Track, because there is a creek
to cross that is still deep this time of the year.
You also need a snorkel to
go into Bathurst
Head, because there is a
creek on that track (the last creek before the beach) that is
deep enough that the water comes over the bonnet.
Track to Bathurst Head.
And finally - Ninian Bay
closed until August, there is still some damage from Cyclone
they need to work on that (you will also see some cyclone damage on the
Starcke Wakooka Track, but they have done the work there.
TRACK AND PARK UPDATES
is closed indefinitely according to the council, because
they need to do some work there, and the rains of the Wet Tropics
(different from the Cape, it's rainier there) are not helping.
Driving past a road closure sign is an offence - you can get
plus there will be no insurance for vehicle repairs or recoveries.
CREB Track closed.
is open again (it's been closed and reopened lately) with
the only exception of some Whiphandle camping spots that are
Thumotang is open, and Archer Bend, which was
closed last year, is
open and will be open during this season.
Billy's Landing is open again after the last
closure, and the rangers remind that
there is a 40km limit on
that track for your own safety - there have
been fatalities on that track in previous years because people have
been driving too fast.
They also said that there have been unconfirmed reports of crocodile
sightings at Nolans Brook, so please be very careful at
that crossing (and everywhere else of course!).
Nolans Brook crossing.
FREE CAMPING NO LONGER
of you will know that the Adelaide Street FREE camping in Cooktown has
been closed for quite some time, there was still FREE camping at
Airport (on and off, actually).
That has been changed a couple of days ago - there is no FREE camping in
Cooktown any longer (as normal they had enough of the
people who ignored the rules!).
Bramwell Cup is
happening this weekend at Bramwell
Bramwell Cup Bush Carnival last year, 2015.
And Mareeba Festival and
Christmas in July are happening in the second
half of July (all the full detail about all the events with dates,
times, phone numbers and any admission fees - as well as all other
local info of the whole peninsula is
in the Destination Guide).
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, and happy travels to
those on the road!!
Have a great day :-)
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