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Cape York News #086 - The Road to the Tip Right Now
May 17, 2019

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Hi Everyone,

Here is the road to the Tip yesterday, Friday 17. May 2019.


 In This Issue

• Road to the Tip Right Now

• Feedback Always Welcome



So after all of the confusion about the Cyclone Ann, which was firstly an extremely late one as we do really not have cyclones in mid-May. It could have obviously been like all the other cyclones so more wind and rain were predicted than we ended up with. Below is the road yesterday (sorry about the small size of the photos).

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Laura River north crossing was dry, and the water well under the bridge (the remains of Ann crossed further north instead).

laura river bridge may 2019

There was water in almost all dips, on the below photo is the creek at Musgrave.

road at musgrave may 2019

All in all the road had wet sections but not very many and not very bad ones (on the photo below is the section from Musgrave to Coen).

musgrave to coen may 2019

There were roadworks south of Archer (Coen to Archer section is on the photo below).

coen to archer may 2019

Archer River crossing was closed at one stage, when it gets over 0.4m the Coen police will close it for the traffic.

archer river crossing may 2019

Obviously not as bad as during the wet season, but the road is not maintained to the dry season standards, and has not been graded yet (Telegraph Road is on the photo below).

archer to bramwell may 2019

Also as usual after the wet season, there were lots of holes and washouts in places, Southern Bypass on the photo below.

south bypass road may 2019

It was raining in the southern and northern parts, with clearer skies in the middle (Northern Bypass is on the below photo).

north bypass road may 2019

All in all it is easily doable if driven to the conditions. There are slower parts and a need to watch the road and slow down in a lot of places.

destination cape york


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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