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Cape York News #114 - Latest Road Report, Doggie Guide Updated
January 28, 2022

Hi Everyone,

I hope that 2022 is treating you well!

Below is the latest road report, plus the Doggie Guide has been updated :-)


In This Issue

• Latest Road Report

• Doggie Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



So below is my latest road report going south. Most of the road was good and has been graded. Rains were probaby more of a problem in some parts :-)

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North of Jardine River, good and graded.

npa road 2022

Northern Bypass, mostly good, recently graded.

northern byass 2022

Southern Bypass - slight corrugation in places, but definitely all fixed up since the last trip.

southern bypass 2022

Telegraph Road - good and graded, it was just a bit too wet.

telegraph road 2022

Archer to Coen not too bad, little corrugation in the northern end and in the southern end of that section.

coen to musgrave 2022

Coen to Musgrave a little rough with a few bumps, dust holes, washouts and southern parts pretty badly corrugated.

musgrave to laura 2022

South of Hann, a little wet but only 7km left to get that section all sealed :-)


So, the Doggy Guide 2022 is out :-)

All of the below was updated, plus information added about new activities such as some tour businesses that now allow your dog on their boat trips 🐾

* 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 such as  daycare, washing and grooming

* New doggie cafes and restaurants added to the previous list - some even with a special doggie menu!

* 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, updated and added - each with their own doggie rules :-)

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

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



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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