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Cape York News #056 - Roads, Weather, Pocket Guide Updated
February 04, 2017

Hi everyone,

We are finally back home after our Christmas trip, so it's a good time for a little report of the road up to the Tip :-)

The weather has been mostly rainy, definitely alot more than this time last year, and - I have updated the Pocket Guide - you can download the new version in the end of this newsletter.


In This Issue

• The Road and the Weather

• Pocket Guide Updated

• Two Booklets Coming Next

• Feedback Always Welcome



The Wet Season has been a lot better than in the last couple of years - at least so far :-)

Below is our recent trip back home, and we were actually lucky to do it on a reasonably dry week with all the big rivers down.

pdr january 2017 mt molloy

In the southern end there are some bits of new sealing, there is a fair bit north of Laura that is now sealed (until Fairview is almost done), and some of the bits north of Hann River that were the roughest during the last Wet Season are now also sealed.

pdr january 2017 olive


After that the road until Musgrave is pretty good, there is a bit of mud and slippery surface but nothing too rough.

pdr january 2017 artemis

Musgrave to Coen is the roughest bit - bumpy across the Bamboo Range, with water in dips and washouts, some carving big holes into the road.

pdr january 2017 coen archer river

Coen to Archer is better but still fairly rough - mainly dust holes turned into mud holes.

pdr january 2017 musgrave

North of Archer the road is always good, but after the Bamaga turnoff, the Telegraph Road gets covered in water after it rains.

pdr january 2017 cape york

In Bramwell we were caught in a big rain, and north of the roadhouse we saw some of the effect of it - covering the Southern Bypass:

pdr january 2017 southern bypass road

Northern Bypass was also wet, soft and soggy. Corrugated in corners and corrugated towards the northern end, near the Jardine Ferry as always.


As promised to some people who lately asked, the Pocket Guide has also been updated and you can get the new version here (it is a guide with a lot less detail than the Destination Guide, so there is no need for regular updates).


The Caravan and Dog Booklets are also getting done, and they should both be out within the next few months - and you will know about it in the coming newsletters :-)


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!

Have a great day :-)


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