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Cape York News #105 - The Tip Open, Weather and Season, Trailer Guide Updated
March 26, 2021

Hi Everyone,

The Tip will remain open, including for the tourist season, so there is no reason to change your travel plans :-)

Below is also a bit about this wet season and the fact that the Trailer Guide 2021 is out.

 In This Issue

• The Tip Will Remain Open

• Weather and Season

• Trailer Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



I know that a lot of people have already heard the news, particularly the locals. But I am still getting lots of questions from hesitant travellers saying they have been starting to make alternative plans. There is no reason to do that as it has been confirmed by the local authorities that there is no aim to close the Tip.

Sorry that some wrong-doers have made this needing a mention: These newsletters are subject to the Law of Copyright - the only way to legally spread them is a link to this page or a proper Facebook share (cropping text and photos out of it to use them to build one's own Facebook post is ILLEGAL).

Traditional Owners raised their voice about disrespect, as there are no amenities at the Tip, and that was easy to turn into a media frenzy that not only confused the travellers but also threatened to damage local businesses. None of the locals want that, and facilities are being planned to be built at the Tip. Rest assured that it will not be closed so you will get to the sign and everywhere else as before.

cape york tip closure

Most people always do the right thing, but we wouldn't have the problems if everyone practiced proper bush toilet habits, and brought their rubbish out, remembering, this is the Tip of Australia, not a Rubbish Tip :-)


So, we are in the end of March, and looking back - even though there have been better wet seasons, this one has not been too bad.

2021 wet archer river
 Archer crossing 2021 by Troy Walker
, thank you :-)

Definitely better than the last year, with a fair bit of rain, rivers up; and a good few - albeit weak - cyclones, but they are the ones that bring more rain than the strong ones.

2021 wet season archer riverArcher crossing 2021 by Troy Walker, thank you :-)

The weather has been a little drier lately but the wet season is not finished yet and it's still cyclone season until the end of April.


And last but not least - the Trailer Guide 2021 is out, with everything that has changed since last year, updated:

* FREE camping spots on your way here from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Northern Territory that suit a trailer

* Should you bring your trailer

* The reasons why you should consider not bringing your trailer (so you can make an informed decision)

* The condition of the roads

* The timing of the gradings

* Where to leave your trailer at the bottom of the Cape – there are several FREE storage places, there are also the locked / undercover spaces, and the ones in a shed (each place with their exact prices, and whether they have conditions such as time limits or if you need to stay a few nights to use the storage service)

* Bring your trailer

* Hire a trailer

* How to avoid the damage

* How towing capacity changes when you are off road

* How to do the best adventure without your trailer: places where to leave your trailer up the Cape and go off to do the tracks (closest places to different tracks specified)

* What mechanical workshops fix trailers up the Cape, and what are the stores that have trailer accessories

* What roads and tracks are you going to get through with your trailer

* Where are the FREE camping spots on the Cape that are large enough for trailers

* Dump points – where are the public ones, and also which commercial camping grounds have them (not nearly all have one up on the Cape!)

* What commercial camping grounds / caravan parks have large / extra large sites – for each park

* And last but not least - what places actually have powered sites – the majority do not up the Cape!

All for the very cheap price of $7

Completely unique information found nowhere else.

Put together inside the Cape, based on local knowledge and first hand research (not from other books or web information - just like the full Destination Guide itself!).
destination cape york trailer supplement
If you already have the Trailer Guide, please give me an email and I will send you the latest version :-)

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



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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