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Cape York News #068 - Destination Guide 2018 Is Out
January 12, 2018

Hi everyone,

The 2018 edition of the Destination Guide is out!

It is the only time of the year that I bother you with news about nothing except the book - all other newsletters of the year are about the Cape York news instead :-)


In This Issue:

• Destination Guide 2018 Is Out

• Feedback Always Welcome



The 2018 edition of Destination Cape York just came out in the early hours of Saturday 13. January 2018 (you now get the new edition when you buy through this page on the website).

If you already have the Guide - whether you bought some time ago or just recently - all you need to do is to go back to your original purchase confirmation email and download again - the new edition is now up there :-)

If you get any problems with that please let me know and I will help you.

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So - what was done .. like every year before, the Guide has again been reviewed, improved and updated on every detail.

* This year was a massive overhaul because I made a more extensive research trip than the year before, so lots of places got added more detail, chapters rewritten, or even new chapters made, particularly (but not limited to) the places in the southern and central parts of the peninsula, including Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw, Running Creek and Kendall River areas, and the tracks through from the PDR to BDR (Burke Developmental Road) via Kimba - Gamboola and Dixie - Koolatah roads, and the back track between Kowanyama and Pormpuraaw, only to mention a few.

In the book, everything was updated (every single line) but some things got upgraded a little more, and here are only a few of them:

* Mobile phone and wireless internet reception, with new detail, including a map

* More vehicle accessories, spare parts and recovery gear were added to the list (reviewed by Mark O'Hagan, the RACQ vehicle recovery guy in northern Cape York)

* An extensive list on what to bring and how to pack your vehicle so that you don't have to spend your valuable camping time on looking for things, plus some simple things that become very useful

* The "Getting Here" chapter got new, straighter routes from Melbourne, Sydney, and the western side via the Gulf Savannah was also reviewed - all with FREE camping sites along the road.

* FREE camping spots on the Cape were again reviewed, and added some information about what is usually legal and illegal (deep down every situation is different and I explain how)

* All the four wheel drive tracks on the peninsula plus a map with all of them

* The means of communications chapter got added a write up about the difference between EPIRBs and satellite phones, and in what ways they help you differently

* Satellite phones got outlined which network and which provider is the best in Australia and on Cape York

* The "When to Go" chapter was added an important point about the difference between the late and the early season trips, depending on what you want out of your trip

* A chapter about where to get FREE drinking water, with a map

* Maps improved and updated, all the links checked and fixed like each year

* Plenty of money savers like where are the local cheapest fuel stations to fill your tanks before taking off from Cairns - that alone saves you more than the price of the book - let alone all the time, hassle and regret saving local tips :-)

* And much, much moreall the invaluable information that was in the Guide ever before, has been updated, improved, and added to!

If you haven't bought the Guide before, please make sure to find out about everything else that is there as the above is only this year's updates :-)


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, and happy travels to those on the road!!

Have a great day :-)


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