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Cape York News #089 - Road Report, Updates on the Sealing of the PDR, Coming Events
October 11, 2019

Hi Everyone,

It's been a busy couple of months even though the tourist season was bigger last year.

Below is a road report, updates on the PDR sealing, and the coming events :-)


 In This Issue

• Road Report

• Sealing of the PDR

• Coming Events

• Banner Change and New Logo

• Feedback Always Welcome



On a recent trip to Weipa, the road was pretty good.

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The Northern Bypass was not too bad, except the patch corrugations that is always in the northern end.

north bypass

Southern Bypass was pretty bad with lots of corrugations in places.

south bypass

Telegraph Road: Bramwell to Moreton very good, graded.

telegraph road

Moreton to Batavia turnoff was very bad on the way down but was getting graded a week later on the return trip - so it should be all good now.

moreton to batavia

Batavia Road was very good.

batavia road

Weipa end was mostly very good, except some small sections of corrugations south of the sealed stretch.

pdr weipa

The "Weipa end" is the only one that is a part of the PDR - which is the road from Lakeland to Weipa - not to the Tip.


The locals who buy the Cape York newspaper already know about this, but not necessarily the southerners, so - there is a new push for more funding to seal the PDR.

pdr sealing 2019

It means that what was in the newsletter earlier this year about the PDR sealing, could change and I will keep you updated.


So the last lot of coming events for this year are Chillagoe Bulls, Broncs and Barrels; Cooktown Barra Comp, Aurukun Festival and Cooktown Races.

chillagoe bulls broncs and barrels

After these, the events of the year die right down, as does the tourist season.


And last but not least - the name, banner and logo change for this website :-)

I have wanted to do this for a long time but never had the extra time, so finally, this year, I got around to it.

destination cape york logo

The whole website is now called Destination Cape York (previously only the guide books were).

It has a new banner and a new logo to make it easier to find for those who are looking :-) 

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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