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Cape York News #101 - First Rains Arrived, Latest Road Report, Pocket Guide Updated
November 27, 2020

Hi Everyone,

So the first storms have already arrived, early compared to the last few years.

Below is also the latest road report, plus the Free Pocket Guide has been updated :-)


 In This Issue

• First Rains Arrived

• Latest Road Report

• Pocket Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



I have just got home from the last tracks of this year, and while the road was wet in places, I came across no big rains except a couple of storms in Weipa.

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Back home in Bamaga it has been raining (not constantly but on and off), which is early compared to the recent years (when it didn't start before December or even January). It will be interesting to see if these rains stay, as there have been predictions about a big wet season.

bamaga rain november 2020

Below is a report about the road on the last leg of the trip, back home:


Laura to Musgrave had some corrugation and dust holes (southern end of that section had had some rain, which always flattens the corrugations).

laura to musgrave late 2020

Musgrave to Coen was not too bad in the southern end, but the northern parts of that section were quite badly corrugated.

musgrave to coen late 2020

Coen to Archer was bumpy as usual with corrugations and dust holes, but that section also has some relatively new sealed parts.

coen to archer late 2020

The road to Lockhart was not too bad, no major corrugations. Pascoe was about an inch deep, the northernmost creeks had water in but not very deep. The road out to Portland Roads and Chili Beach had some corrugation but not too bad.

weipa road late 2020

The road to Weipa was bad, a lot of the time so corrugated that it was better to drive on the side of the road.

batavia road late 2020

Batavia Road was not horrible, but more corrugated than it most often is.

telegraph road late 2020

Telegraph Road was good as it had been graded.

southern bypass late 2020

Southern Bypass had also been graded, but corrugations have already started to build in the bends.

northern bypass late 2020

Northern Bypass was mostly good and smooth, except the northern end, which is always corrugated.

north of jardine late 2020

North of Jardine was also quite badly corrugated in places.


Like this time every year, the Free Pocket Guide has been updated :-)

If you don't have one yet, now is a good time to get it, and you can do it by subscribing to the newsletters on any page of this website.

cape york travel
If you already have one I am sorry I cannot replace it with the latest version like I do with the paid Guide
, but you can subscribe again with a different email address (it could also be another member of your family), if you want the latest Free Guide :-)


And last but not least - because I have had many people asking over the years - I have made it easy to buy the Destination Guide as a Christmas present.

The process is explained on the present page of the Destination Guide, please read and follow the simple steps there :-)

christmas destination cape york

All purchases include two years worth of updated guides and so do the Christmas presents. If you buy before the 2021 Guide is out in early January, you get the 2020, 2021 and 2022 versions for the price of one :-)

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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