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Cape York News #112 - First Rains Arrived, Latest Road Report, Pocket Guide Updated
November 26, 2021

Hi Everyone,

So the first rains have arrived, although there hasn't been much of it.

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



All this year's tracks so far were made in dry weather, but just within this week, the first rains arrived in Bamaga.

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It was nothing huge, and as expected, these rains did not stay, but still they were the first reminder of the end of the Dry Season and a big change from the bright blue skies that we had.

bamaga rain november 2021

Below is a road report about my recent trip down to Cooktown and back:


North of Jardine River was pretty bad with some quite heavy corrugations.

north of jardine november 2021

Northern Bypass was mostly good.

northern bypass road november 2021

Southern Bypass did have good sections, but did also have some really bad ones, the corrugations in some bends were the worst of the whole road down.

southern bypass road november 2021

Telegraph Road was still quite bad, on and off with the corrugated sections.

telegraph road november 2021

Piccaninny to Archer has been sealed for quite a while, and Archer to Coen is also getting seriously sealed, it used to be a very bympy stretch but is about 50% sealed now.

archer to coen november 2021

Coen to Musgrave was dusty as always, and a little bumpy over the Bamboo Range.

coen to musgrave november 2021

Musrgave to Hann was mostly ok, dust but not so much corrugation.

musgrave to hann november 2021

And of the section from Hann to Laura, only about seven kilometres remains unsealed!

hann to laura november 2021

South of Laura is all the way sealed, as you are likely to be aware, as it has been for a few years now.


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 this page.

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 what you can do is to subscribe again with a different email address (it could also be another member of your family), and grab the latest Free Guide :-)


And last but not least - because I have had many people asking over the years - since a few years ago 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 steps there :-)

christmas destination cape york

All purchases include the updated guide and so do the Christmas presents - if you buy before the 2022 Guide is out - presents included - you get both the 2021 and the 2022 version for the price of one.

On top of that, even the 2023 edition is included as all purchases come with two years worth of updates :-)



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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