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Cape York News #076 - Tourist Season Full On, National Parks Open Early, Great Events Coming Now
June 29, 2018

Hi Everyone,

The tourist season is in full swing with creek crossings lively and camping grounds packed with campers.

National parks are opening early this year, and some of the best events of the season are happening shortly :-)


In This Issue

• Tourist Season Full On

• National Parks Open Early

• Great Events Coming

• Feedback Always Welcome



The tourist season is well and truly here, with camp grounds packed and all the creek crossings that we usually have for ourselves - full of people.

2018 tourist season

With the starting school holidays it will only get busier very shortly, so be aware that you need to make bookings and there might be delays at creek and ferry crossings.


Despite our heavy wet season in the northern Cape, some national parks and tracks in the southern parts of the peninsula are opening early this year.

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Just like the CREB Track did, the northern Lakefield and Cape Melville are also open for the season (for the northern Lakefield it is normal timing, but not for Cape Melville).

2018 cape melville open

The wet season can be different in the different parts of the Cape - plus it helps the early openings when it's a year (like this one) when there has been no cyclones (which are usually more destructive, and consequently create more clean-up work, in the southern and eastern parts).


With the height of the tourist season - also come some of the best events, so if you are in the northernmost end of Cape York next week, be aware that the NPA Cultural Festival is on in Bamaga :-)

2018 npa cultural festival

The Laura Rodeo and Races this weekend is one of the most popular rodeo events on the peninsula, and so is the Bramwell Music Muster which is on next weekend (all the events are listed with exact dates, locations, contact details and possible admission prices in the Destination Guide - and updated every year).


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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