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Cape York News #081 - Destination Guide 2019 Is Out, Inbox is Fixed
January 04, 2019

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Hi Everyone,

The 2019 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 Guide - all other newsletters of the year are about the Cape York news instead :-)


In This Issue:

• Destination Guide 2019 Is Out

• Inbox Is Completely Fixed

• Feedback Always Welcome



The 2019 edition of Destination Cape York just came out in the early hours of Saturday 5. January 2019 (you now get the new edition when you buy through this page on the website).

If you already have the Guide and want to update: if you bought during the last two years please get in touch (whether by answering to this email or via the website's contact page), and I will send you the updated version :-)

TO CLAIM YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT, or if you just want to buy it as a present, please click here (the same method and same link work for any present, not just Christmas).

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

Everything was updated but some things got improved and added:

* Which rivers go up enough to cut the PDR and how to check them any time of the year?

* Travel times on the peninsula vs travel distances.

* Do you need to book accommodation and camping?

* Peninsula's four wheel drive tracks list and map reviewed and tracks added.

* Mobile phone reception reviewed - and the old payphones were added that can still be very handy in the remoteness where there is no reception!

* The list of FREE campsites, and the ones on your way here from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and NT, reviewed and updated as everything else in the guide.

* Firewood - is there plenty to collect or should you bring some up with you (as I get the question asked!)

* Quarantine rules explained better with the Torres Strait included (this is in everyone's interest as it protects the rest of Australia's agriculture, not only Cape York).

* Rubbish - LOTS more rubbish tips and landfills added across the peninsula so you don't have to dump it in the bush or carry it around for too long :-)

All of the above and lots more, added to the wealth of the information that is already in there.

This year's research work was done in the northern Cape and Torres Strait (to those who don't know, each year there is a different area that gets done in more detail).

Still, the southern locations were all reviewed line by line in the Guide and updated, places like Yarrabah, the new Cooktown waterfront and many more were added.

In the north, tracks and places around Weipa, NPA such as Ussher and Sadd Point, got revisited and updated, festivals were added along with more detailed information.

* the Old Telegraph Track got done in its full length in October 2018 and all new chicken tracks (that now pop up almost yearly) were added to the Destination Guide.

It's as fresh information on the full track as you can get, in a written form that you can bring with you to your trip (each crossing explained one by one).

* Torres Strait got revisited, improved and updated, including Turtle Head and other closer islands.

* Thursday and Horn Island with more detail on places and Horn Island with new tracks added.

* The question I get a lot - where to leave your vehicle on the mainland while you are on the islands - is answered in detail.

* Friday Island lunch details - absolutely delicious and professionally made seafood that you will remember forever!

* Prince of Wales - tracks and waterfalls :-)

* Outer Islands was this year's big trip in case that you missed the last newsletter.

Badu, Moa, Saibai, Boigu, Yam, Poruma, Warraber, Masig, Erub and Mer all got visited, and got a little chapter about what is there, how to visit, and what it costs :-)

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

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The inbox is completely fixed. There was a glitch (since I got rid of the dashes from the domain name) that created the incorrect message that the inbox was full - it never was. 

I have tried my best to answer all the email, but it has been a very busy time working on the 2019 Guide. In case that I owe you a reply - I will double check all I might have missed and will get back to you :-)


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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