Vrilya Point is probably
not going to open this season (and neither is
there anything happening on the Jardine River Bridge).
There are two great
Indigenous events coming at the Tip of Cape York and on
And last but not least - there
is now a caravan chapter in the
(and the doggie chapter has been made longer!).
In This Issue:
• Vrilya Point Updates
• Coming Events - TSI and NPA Cultural Festivals
• Caravan Info in the Destination Guide
• Feedback Always Welcome
Vrilya Point is still a
hot subject and I get a lot of questions about its opening,
so it's time to make an update.
The track in is closed,
and over the time some road closure signs have gone missing, so if
there is no sign, at this time it does not mean that the track is open.
Vrilya Point track entrance 2016.
When the Crystal Creek bridge will be done is not sure, but the bridge
is not the
reason - it's a
combination of reasons including improvement of the
It is not for sure that it will not open this season, but neither is it
sure the other way - at this stage it is simply closed until further notice.
EVENTS - NPA AND THURSDAY ISLAND CULTURAL FESTIVAL
In September we have two
beautiful events up here - TSI and NPA
Along with the Laura
Dance Festival they are the
most spectacular events on the Cape, and the fact that
are in the same month is just great if you happen to
be up here.
Torres Strait Cultural Festival on Thursday Island.
The first is the Torres
Strait Cultural Festival on Thursday Island on the 13 - 16
NPA Cultural Festival in Bamaga.
And the second is the NPA
Cultural Festival in Bamaga on the 19 - 24
CARAVAN INFO IN THE DESTINATION GUIDE
And last but
not least - there is now
a caravan chapter in the
Destination Guide -
outlining things like what's the good and bad about bringing it, where can you store it just south
of the Cape (even for FREE!) and what to bear in mind when
leaving it in different places on the Cape to do the tracks.
How bad are the corrugations, and can
you plan your trip to the time when the roads have just been graded?
dog chapter was also
made longer than it was before, with more information on
having your dog/s on a Cape York trip, but also friendly dog
accommodation in Cairns, where to leave your dog/s in Cairns, and
bringing your dog/s to Thursday Island and other Torres
If you have the book, and only want the new expanded dog chapter, let me know and I am happy to
send you one and save you a download :-)
P.S. If you bought the Destination Guide after 2pm
Wednesday the 31. August, you
already have the latest version.
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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