The tourist season is ending soon, and
it was not a bad one (looking at least at the amount of vehicle
recoveries that my partner had this year :-)
For myself it has been a busy time working on the website as well as
being on the tracks, roads and attending some events and festivals -
so, below is the latest.
In This Issue:
• Tourist Season Ending Soon
• Bamaga - Weipa Road
• Latest Events
• Feedback Always Welcome
SEASON ENDING SOON
So, after the end of
holidays this tourist season will be ending soon (most of the
tourism businesses will still keep open for another month or
so, but the traveller numbers will be dropping down shortly).
that some wrong-doers have made this needing a mention: These
newsletters are subject to the Law of Copyright - the only way to
legally spread them is a link to this page or a proper Facebook share
(cropping text and photos out of it to use them to build one's own
Facebook post is ILLEGAL).
It was a good season
with a good amount of travellers (from what we saw and also what
we heard from most other local businesses).
is a photo from the Tip car park in
the middle of the season this year, and I didn't even get nearly
all the cars into the photo!
- WEIPA ROAD
And the Bamaga Weipa Road (Again? It was just in the last newsletter?
Yes - I had to go down again recently).
So the first part - the Northern
Bypass Road - has
got a little more corrugated all in all since
the last newsletter, but they have graded the northernmost 15
kilometres that always is the most corrugated (and usually the
absolutely worst bit of all
the way from here to Weipa).
The Southern Bypass was pretty
good in the last report, but has now got a lot more patches with deep
corrugations, making it the worst part of the whole road this time.
The Telegraph Road (Bramwell
to Batavia turnoff), was the worst part two months ago, but was all graded this time (still some corrugation in places but not
The Batavia Road was still
very good, all smooth with minimal corrugation and still the best part of the whole trip.
The Weipa end was also much
the same as on the last trip two months ago. The northern
part of it - closest to Weipa
- is very good (on the above photo), while the southern part is corrugated.
One of the reasons for going to Weipa was the events - the Weipa Pig Hunt which was back
again this year and was a great night with the local band;
... as well as the Paanja Festival in
Mapoon - another one of the great indigenous festivals and was
well worth going all the way.
Full detail about all the events is
always in the Destination Guide, which is updated every year :-)
I really appreciate any kind of feedback
on the Destination Guide.
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 :-)
P.S. As part of the upgrading of the website which I
have been doing for the past few months (with the domain name
etc) - it is natural that there will be a few - what we call "bugs" -
meaning errors that need fixing, it is a normal part of this process.
The only one "bug" I have seen is that there is an error message that
appears sometimes when you are trying to reply to an email to me
(including if you click reply on the newsletters) - which says that the
inbox is full - wrongly so. If that happens to you - please go to the
Contact Us page instead and fill the form there, it works better, sorry
for the inconvenience and thank you. All the rest works well, there are
no errors in any book buying processes or anything else, and I am
constantly working on fixing it all, expecting the upgrade over with
all the improvements by the end of the year :-)
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