Here is a bit about the wet
season, the roads,
and the fact that the Trailer
2022 is out :-)
NOTE - IF YOU NEED TO
CHANGE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, the place to do it is in the
link in the end of any newsletter that was emailed to you.
Alternatively, you can easily subscribe again with your new
email address on this page: https://www.capeyorkaustralia.com/cape-york-travel.html
You will even receive a
brand new updated Free Pocket Guide in the process :-) If
you need, you can always unsubscribe your old
email address in
the end of any newsletter that was emailed to you - Thank You!
In This Issue:
• Weather and Season
• Road Report
• Trailer Guide Updated
• Feedback Always Welcome
The wet season so far
has been average to dry. Been raining but not like the worst
of the recent years.
Places do vary, Weipa has had a fair bit of rain, but all in all, so
far on the peninsula it hasn't been a very wet year.
Photo above: When it pours down, on Seisia Beach :-)
But, we still do have
April and May coming! If you are planning an early
season trip, April will still be cyclone season, which could bring big
rains that could affect May at least.
While Jardine River has reopened after the ferry maintenance, Archer
River is still over the causeway. When that happens, the PDR is closed.
Other roads closed are
Camp Road, Fairview to Palmerville and Maytown, Starcke
Musgrave to Cape Melville, Musgrave to Pormpuraaw, and
Archer River. Photo Courtesy of Department of Transport
Road, Kendall River
Road, Port Stewart
Road, Iron Range Road, Aurukun
Road, Batavia Road, Telegraph Road, and Bypass Roads up to Bamaga are restricted access, with five
tonne load limit
and local traffic only at this point.
Myall Creek. Photo Courtesy of Department of Transport and
Parks are still closed until at least 1. June,
I will keep that info updated :-)
TRAILER GUIDE UPDATES
And last but
not least - the Trailer
Guide 2022 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
* The condition of the roads
* The timing of the
* 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
* What roads and tracks
are you going to get through with your trailer
* How towing capacity changes when you are off road
* How to still do the
best adventure if you bring your trailer: places where to
trailer up the Cape and go off to do the tracks (closest
places to different tracks specified)
* What mechanical workshops do fix trailers up the Cape, and what are
the stores that have trailer accessories
* Where are the FREE
camping spots that are large enough for trailers on the Cape
* 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 - what
places actually have powered sites –
the majority do not up the Cape!
All for the very cheap price of $7
Completely unique information, put together inside the Cape, based on first hand experiences, local
knowledge and direct research (not from other books or web information
just like the full Destination Guide itself!).
If you already have the Trailer Guide, bought within the
last two years - please give me an
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
(because of the
amount of updating work involved, no other way would be viable).
Easter is on its way,
15 - 18. April this year :-) Instead of just
another chocolate egg, if you have an adventurous family member who
plans to do Cape York, here
is a good idea for an Easter present:
And - Happy Easter,
I hope you get out for the long weekend camping !!!
FEEDBACK ALWAYS WELCOME
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 :-)
P.S. If you cannot see the photo banner in the top of this page, instead
of photos you only see photo texts, and instead of links you see url addresses throughout the text, you are using email software that only reads text. Consider getting an email account with Yahoo or others that can read HTML (and remember to change your email address, which can be done in the end of every newsletter.