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Cape York News #091 - Destination Cape York 2020 Is Out :-)
January 03, 2020

Hi Everyone,

The 2020 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 :-)

On a special note - my heart goes out to the bushfire victims, it has been horrible enough to watch, so I cannot start imagining what it would be like, I am thinking about you! xxx


In This Issue:

• Destination Guide 2020 Is Out

• Feedback Always Welcome



The 2020 edition of Destination Cape York just came out on Friday 3. January 2020 (you now get the new edition when you buy through this page on the website).

So - what was done .. Like every year before, the Guide has again been reviewed, improved and updated on every detail. Events, tours, accommodation, pubs/bars and restaurants, and everything else that has changed since the last year, has been updated, plus: 

* A chapter on tyre pressures

* Latest fuel prices - December 2019 - of all roadhouses on your way up

* A chapter on toilets - where to go when you got to go

* Four wheel drive parks to get up your confidence before hitting the tracks

* Which Old Telegraph Track crossings have water late in the season (= nice to camp), and which crossings are the best camping, in that order :-)

* How much alcohol you can buy in places, and what are the restricted hours for certain alcohols (each place is different)

* Menus of the best restaurants and cafes only, plus menus of ALL roadhouses on your way up!

* Free drinking water reviewed and important new info added

* Payphones reviewed and new info added

* Mobile reception reviewed and the new spots added

* More maps, more events and more information on places

* Where to see carnivorous plants

* Free camps on your way up from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Northern Territory - freshly updated and more info added about each spot

* Info added to roadhouses that turn your power off at night because they run on generators (they need to, but you also need to know)

* Lakefield, Cape Melville, Oyala Thumotang and Iron Range National Park, Captain Billy Landing, Eliott Falls, Ussher Point and Jardine River camping detailed with facilities, mobile receptions and on what sites are generators allowed

* All camping sites in Lakefield and Oyala Thumotang National Park were visited (and most camping sites in the rest had been visited before) so this year, first hand information about shade etc on almost all national park camping sites was added to the Guide, so you know which one to book

Other places revisited this year (meaning more fresh info added to the Guide than some other places) were:

* Cape Flattery

* Cape Bedford and beach drive to Coloured Sands and Kiters' Cove

* Cooktown, Hopevale, Elim Beach

* Starcke Wakooka Track including Starcke boat ramp

* Battle Camp Road

* Cape Melville National Park

* Roads through Palmerville and Mount Mulligan revisited for updates since the new lodge etc.

* The coastal road between Cairns and Cooktown, including Bloomfield Track

* Old Telegraph Track (done every year), so you have any new chicken tracks and any other modifications created in 2019 (and all the earlier ones, of course)

* East Coast Drive from Captain Billy Landing to Ussher Point, crossing Orford Bay

And the northern tracks at home which we do all year:

* Ussher Point and Sadd Point

* Mutee Head and Jardine River mouth

* Larradinya mouth, Roonga Point, Roma Flats and other tracks in the NPA

Plus, there are plenty of money savers like where are the local cheapest fuel stations to fill your tanks before taking off from Cairns - that alone saves you the price of the guide - let alone all the time, hassle and regret-saving local tips :-)

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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 :-)

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 :-) (please be very patient with my reply as my inbox will be flooded with these requests and each one takes time to do, I will be doing my best but it could take up to a week before I am able to get back to you).

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).

And last but not least: For the last three wet seasons I have been too busy writing the Doggie, Caravan and Trailer Guides (besides what is otherwise full time work of gathering information and updating the guides and business maintenance, of course), that I haven't had the time to put up a lot of web pages and fotos / video footage for the last - many years.

So, this year I have decided to do all that and start from the beginning of the wet season (which means there will be no new guide this year), but what I wanted to mention is that, if you come across links from the Destination Guide to some pages on the website that are not there - they will get there during this year. I will be working on them one by one but it will take some time as it is very time consuming work. I just didn't want you to miss out on the links from the Destination Guide just because the pages got made a little later :-)

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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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