From the latest trip from Weipa to Cairns - here is
the PDR :-)
Also Lakefield National
Park is opening for the season, and Bathurst Head has
In This Issue:
• PDR Weipa to Lakeland
• Lakefield National Park Is Opening
• Bathurst Head Updates
• Feedback Always Welcome
So here is
the PDR starting
in the Weipa end (just a reminder because so
many have it
wrong - PDR is the road between Lakeland and Weipa - not the Tip!).
The start after Weipa was very good, with a very smooth surface.
It later turned a little worse, but not a lot - mostly minor
corrugations, pot holes and dust holes.
is all down as one would expect this time of the season.
Archer River likewise, and the Archer
River Roadhouse is open until late (they are
mostly completely closed
the Wet Season).
Archer to Coen is usually the worst bit but was surprisingly good
A few corrugations in the corners, a few dust holes and some rough
surface but not much -
the worst problem was cattle
on the road night time!
Coen to Musgrave is always dusty
and was so this time.
Few trucks, some roadwork and some cattle. Still a bit of water in
streams too (but was actually a little more in the
South of Lukin River was some of the worst - corrugations and dust holes.
Musgrave to Hann River
is first newly sealed, and then there were some fairly rough
corrugations (that got better in the southern parts of that section).
Hann River to
Laura was pretty bad with corrugations and dust holes
- the southern end of that section was some of the worst of the whole
NATIONAL PARK IS OPENING
The southern half of Lakefield
Park is opening
(with the exception of a few camping sites
but by far the most are opening now and the roads through have opened).
The northern side of the
park is expected to open in July this year.
is also a shower
facility closure at the Kalpowar Crossing camping
ground until about 15. June (which will include some building noise)
to an upgrade.
There are also some updates
about the Bathurst
the wrong-doers have made this needing a mention: These newsletters
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I have been contacted by the local Kalpowar Aboriginal
people saying that they
are now regulating the camping sites and new rules will
All the detail about Bathurst Head will be
updated in the Destination Guide by
1. July 2017.
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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