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Cape York News #096 - Cape York Closures, Tourist Season, No More 2020 Destination Guide Updates
May 29, 2020

Hi Everyone,

It's been another month in the lockdown, but the good thing is that I am getting a lot of work done.

Also there will be no more updates in the Destination Guide in 2020, and if you buy now you will have 2021 and 2022 editions included in the price :-)


 In This Issue

• Cape York Closures

• 2020 Tourist Season

• No More Updates in the Destination Guide

• Feedback Always Welcome



So Cape York is still closed, with the Mt Carbine and Cape Tribulation road closures remaining the same.

Sorry that the wrong-doers have made this needing a mention: These newsletters are covered by the Law of Copyright - the only way to legally spread them is a link to this page or a proper Facebook share. Posting screen shots, downloading photos or copying & pasting text is illegal.

Up here, in the NPA, some restrictions are slowly easing, with Jardine Ferry hours increased, but people's movements are still registered.

jardine ferry opening 2020

I am getting a lot of questions from people asking if they can travel in the June - August tourist season, or later this year. The answer is, I am not the decision maker so I don't know. 

Even the decision makers cannot predict it as it depends on how the cases are going. If there started being a second wave as many other places are opening, that would definitely affect our opening time.

If the numbers kept dropping everywhere, it would affect us as well, but probably slower than in the other places. This is understandable as due to our large local families, social distancing is difficult, and on top of that we have limited facilities. The patients would have to be flown to Cairns by RFDS, but they can only fly so many people.

The sooner the cases drop everywhere, the better it is, and for that to happen, we have to be patient. Nobody obviously wished or would ever wish this to any businesses, but we are better off being patient now than having to suffer even longer or losing another tourist season.


All this lockdown has been boring, but in fact, up here we are quite used to be closed off by the rising rivers until April. By now it just feels like a prolonged wet season, as by this time of the year, on a normal year, we would have been down the Telegraph Track, doing vehicle recoveries, and driving to Cairns for shopping.

As much as I love all that, the good thing has been that there hasn't been much more to do than work! Without the distractions it has been going really well - many new pages have been built to the website, many old pages have been improved, and there is more to come, every day!

The Destination Guide has also had its final updates for the year - making it a great time to buy :-)

As always, two years worth of updated editions are included in the price, so if you buy now, 2021 and 2022 editions will be included in the price, and sent to you for FREE as soon as they are out in early January each year :-)

So even if you weren't going to travel this year - you can start planning now and have more time to make a better plan :-)

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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