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Cape York News #103 - Wet Season so Far, Doggie Guide 2021 Is Out :-)
January 29, 2021

Hi Everyone,

I hope that 2021 is treating you better than last year!

Up here, the rains have returned and been so much better than the poor 2020 wet season was :-)

 In This Issue

• The 2021 Wet Season So Far

• Doggie Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



This time last year we only had our first rains (at least in the Northern Peninsula Area, some other areas had more).

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This year, we have had lots of rain, including a few cyclones!

cape york wet season 2021

Imogen, Joshua and Kimi have all affected us, and we are currently feeling the low pressure system that was going to be cyclone Lucas if it formed. At last, it didn't but we still got the rains.

cape york wet season road 2021

All of the rivers have been up on the peninsula - Laura, Archer and Wenlock being the biggest ones to stop us from being able to go for a shopping trip to Cairns.

cape york wet season drive 2021

But then again, I bet we all got a little taste of being isolated this year, let's hope that 2021 will be a better year for us all :-)


So, the Doggy Guide 2021 is out :-)

All of the below was updated, plus information added about where to get help if you get a dog emergency in places like the NPA where there are no vets 🐾

* Should you bring your dog/s?

* Leave your dogs at home?

* Leave your dogs in Cairns?

* Bring your dogs to Cape York

* Which FREE camping sites on the way up from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the NT are Doggie friendly

* Vets throughout Cape York and Cairns area (up the Cape they are far between!)

* What ticks we have in the tropics, and on the Cape

* Which extra vaccinations you should consider - against some fatal dog diseases that thrive extra well in the tropics and Cape York (and are not part of the core vaccinations package that you routinely get from your vet).

* Where to buy pet gear up here

* Dog events with dates

* Dog services, cafes and restaurants

* Where are dogs allowed on the Cape

* Which national parks are you actually allowed to take your dog/s through, and what about camping?

* What about dogs on the FREE camping sites?

* Where are the leash free areas in town parks

* What 4WD tracks are they/not allowed through!

* With maps and photos of the signs, including the remote spots :-)

* Which are the places that you are going to miss out completely if you travel with dogs?

* and what about Thursday Island and other Torres Strait Islands?

* Plus - all the accommodation and commercial camping grounds that accept dogs, each one with their own doggie rules :-)

* And last but not least - 1080 poison baits - where specifically, and generally - they are placed!

destination cape york dog supplement

If you already have the Doggie Guide that you bought within the last two years, please give me an email and I will send you the latest version :-)
If you don't - the Dog Guide (just like the Caravan and Trailer Guide) is a supplementary guide to the main Destination Guide, and available inside the main guide (because of the amount of updating work involved, no other way would be viable). 


Also for a different Valentine present - you can buy the Destination Guide as a gift card here :-)

destination cape york gift card

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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