Skardon River is going to
close for mining from the next year, so if you still want
to do it - do it now :-)
Below are also the latest PDR report, and some coming events.
In This Issue:
• Skardon River to Close for Mining
• PDR Road Report
• Coming Events
• Feedback Always Welcome
RIVER TO CLOSE FOR MINING
One of our
favourite spots - Skardon
River, on the north
western coast of the peninsula - will be closed for mining from
the next year.
It will be closed for something like 20 years - so if you still want to
do it before it shuts, the rest of this year is the time to do it!
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While the news itself is not super fresh, it's been confirmed
that the camping spots will still be open
until this season runs out - full
detail about permits and all is in the Destination Guide :-)
Below is a report of the
PDR (which is the road from Lakeland to Weipa, not to the Tip!) from a little earlier this month.
Starting from the north, the Weipa
end was bad with corrugations.
From Bamaga turnoff to
Archer River Roadhouse the road was almost completely sealed,
except two small sections in the southern end, where there were
Archer to Coen
is always a bad section,
and was horrible with
heavy corrugations and dust holes.
Coen to Musgrave started off good - newly sealed first,
and then a graded section, but half
way down started getting more corrugated, and dusty -
which that section always is.
Musgrave to Laura was
very bad all the way, with major corrugations and dust
holes, and roadworks in the southern end.
All in all the worst sections were - this, plus Coen to Archer and the
There are a
few events still happening, even though the season is
coming to its end.
All are always in the Destination Guide, on
the above photo is the Lizard Island Marlin Classic 2014 in Cooktown :-)
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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