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Cape York News #093 - Weather and Wet Season So Far, Caravan Guide Updated
February 28, 2020

Hi Everyone,

It's been another dry wet season month - more below, and - the Caravan Guide has been updated :-)


 In This Issue

• Weather and Wet Season So Far

• Website Updates

• Caravan Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



In the last couple of years (at least up here, in the NPA), the rains started months earlier and once they started they never stopped, it was raining day in and day out, proper monsoonal rains.

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This year - while we have had rains, enough to make the place green, but nowhere near to that extent. It is the end of February - often our wettest month, and it is still mostly storms, a few times there has been a monsoonal looking day, but the rains didn't stay, they are still just coming and going.

2020 wet season road

While the exact conditions vary on different parts on the peninsula, and the peninsula's rivers are going up and down - up here, so far, it is definitely one of the driest wet seasons in the last few years.

2020 wet season jardine ferry crossing

Jardine Ferry Crossing (above), pretty high this month, but nowhere near the way it has been over the banks in the last few wet seasons.

2020 wet season larradinya crossing

Larradinya crossing (above), which is usually high during the wet seasons, cutting off the road a lot of the time - has been the lowest we have ever seen it during the wet season.

2020 wet season black water creek

And the same goes for the creek crossing on the way to the Tip (above). Never during the wet seasons have we seen it this dry.


The work has been full on in the office (this wet season I decided to take a break from writing another book, to be able to focus on updating and improving the website).

It is going well, many new pages have already been built, and many existing pages have already got updated and added more photos).


And - the Caravan Guide 2020 is out, with everything that has changed since last year, updated.

Plus - the Cape York national park camping spots where you can actually camp with your caravan were added.

cape york with caravan

If you already have the Caravan Guide, please give me an email and I will send you the latest version :-)

If you don't - the Caravan Guide (just like the Doggie and Trailer Guides) is a supplementary guide to the main Destination Guide (because of the amount of updating work involved, no other way would be viable) and is available inside it. 

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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