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Cape York News #084 - Mount Mulligan, The Wet Season, and the Trailer Guide Is Out :-)
March 29, 2019

Hi Everyone,

So the Trailer Guide is out, finally :-)

Below are also the updates on the wet season, and the Mount Mulligan Station.


 In This Issue

• Mount Mulligan Station

• The Season

• Trailer Guide Is Out

• Feedback Always Welcome



Mount Mulligan Station changed hands back in 2015, and it took the new owners four years to turn it into a luxury bush resort, which will officially open its doors in two weeks time on 15. April.

Sorry 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).

I am not expecting that any of us bush campers would pay the price to stay there, but I am taking it up because it does mean some things to us.

It is ok to drive through, between Dimbulah and Mulligan Highway, but the historical mining site is off public access now.

They are trying to get the camping back, but they don't know yet when that can happen and it doesn't sound like this year.


March was another month of fairly sunny weather, more like February than January this year.

Except, of course, when cyclone Trevor visited, as the third cyclone to cross the peninsula this season so far.


And finally - the long promised Trailer Guide is out :-)

After having promised it last year but sadly not making it, this year I didn't want to say anything before it was actually out (for two years in a row I have tried to write two small guides per wet season but there is so much more to do, so after not making it, I gave up and accepted one - and yes, there will be a next one next year).
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So, the information in the Trailer Guide, which covers both camper trailers and other kinds of trailers, includes:

* Should you bring your trailer

* The reasons why you should consider not bringing your trailer (so you can make an informed decision)

* The condition of the roads

* The timing of the gradings

* Where to leave your trailer at the bottom of the Cape – there are several FREE storage places, there are also the locked / undercover spaces, and the ones in a shed (each place with their exact prices, and whether they have conditions such as time limits or if you need to stay a few nights to use the storage service)

* Bring your trailer

* Hire a trailer

* How to avoid the damage

* How to do the best adventure without your trailer: places where to leave your trailer up the Cape and go off to do the tracks (closest places to different tracks specified)

* What mechanical workshops do fix trailers up the Cape, and what are the stores that have trailer accessories

* What roads and tracks are you going to get through with your trailer

* Where are the FREE camping spots that are large enough for trailers (on the Cape, as well as on your way here from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Northern Territory)

* Dump points – where are the public ones, and also which commercial camping grounds have them (not nearly all have one up on the Cape!)

* What commercial camping grounds / caravan parks have large / extra large sites – for each park

* And last but not least - what places actually have powered sites – the majority do not up the Cape!

All for the very cheap price of $7 – it is completely unique information.

Nothing is copied from the web or any other sources - it's only based on first hand research and local knowledge.

The Trailer Guide is found inside the Destination Guide since it is a supplement with only trailer information.

P.S. If you already have the main Guide, and would like the version with the Trailer Booklet - please send me an email, and I will send you the latest version.

Just be patient please because I will have some email to answer!

P.P.S. There were no other major changes to the main guide, except that I have updated what you already know from this newsletter about Mount Mulligan.

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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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