So it's the end of May and the annual Cape York events have started,
the first national parks
are opening, and there is life on the Old Telegraph Track
In This Issue:
• Weather and Water Levels
• Lakefield National Park Is Opening
• Coming Events
• Feedback Always Welcome
AND THE WATER LEVELS
The weather in May remained mostly dry, but we still have small
showers here and there almost daily, and the
still be overcast, which
is very typical for this time of the year (as opposed to
the late Dry Season).
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have been down to the Old Telegraph Track and some water levels are
higher than last year (still from the heavy Wet Season
during January - March, even though April and May were both
reasonably dry months this year).
Jardine Ferry Crossing, May 2018.
(while obviously not what it was during this Wet Season), is still reasonably high compared
to what you will see later in the year.
Nolans Brook May 2018.
Nolans Brook is higher
than it was the same time last year (the photo above is
from a deeper spot where we also went in last year to check the level -
is not where you need to drive through).
Gunshot May 2018.
While the levels in some
other crossings like Gunshot are more like what we are used to
in other years and at other times of the year.
NATIONAL PARK IS OPENING
So this time
of the year the first seasonally-closed national parks start to open,
the first one of these - Lakefield
National Park - but only its southern half - opened three days ago
(the rest of the park is usually closed for another month, but I will
update when it's open, in the
Lakefield National Park.
The camping areas that
are open are: Kalpowar Crossing, Mick Fienn Waterhole,
Dingo Waterhole, Old Faithful Waterhole, Kennedy Bend, Twelve Mile
Lagoon, Six Mile Waterhole, Old Laura Homestead, Horseshoe Lagoon and
And also, as
the season starts - so do the events
- and the month of June
has two great ones - the Weipa Fishing Classic, and the
Cooktown Festival (they used to be on the same
weekend - so glad they changed).
Cooktown Festival with the Cook's Landing Re-enactment.
And last but not least, - in case you missed the last newsletter - all the prices in the
were updated in April like every other year
(it is something I cannot do with the January updates,
because most of the local businesses update their prices for
the season by 31. March).
It means there will be
no more updates to the Destination Guide this year - a brilliant time to
buy one :-)
I really appreciate any kind of feedback
on the Destination Guide.
me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the
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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