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Cape York News #117 - The Late Wet Season, PDR Still Closed, Prices Updated in the Destination Guide
April 29, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Below is a bit about the late Wet Season, the PDR closure, and - the prices have been updated in the Destination Guide :-)


In This Issue

• The Late Wet Season

• PDR Still Closed

• Prices Updated in the Destination Guide

• Feedback Always Welcome



So, as Cooktown, and many other places on the Cape had declared the Wet Season 2022 as a hopeless one, here we go, we all got a late one. 

cape york wet season april 2022

PDR is still closed and we all heard that the rivers have all been up, with Wenlock and Archer as the deepest ones. Some travellers stranded for two weeks, stuck between some rivers, and running out of supplies (not to mention wasting a big part, if not all, of their time planned for the trip!).

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Locals have also been restricted whether in the NPA, Weipa or Cooktown as Laura, McLeod, Myall, Bushy, Little Annan and many other creeks and rivers have been up and down. 

cape york wet season april 2022

But in fact, it is easy to forget that exactly the same happened last year. Still, I got a lot of questions from people asking if it was a good idea to travel in April, some even with caravans. My answer was, and always is - April is still a wet season month. Some years you might get away, but you are taking a risk, so it is a good idea to have a plan B and make informed decisions.


April is the month I do the yearly updates of all of the prices in the Destination Guide.

I cannot do it with the January updates, because most of the local Cape York businesses only decide on their prices for the year in the end of the wet season.

So, all the accommodation, tours and other small businesses' prices were updated one by one, all done first hand, mostly by ringing.

As always, it's hard to get it 100%, but it's as close as possible. As little as possible of the rest was changed, making sure you don't have to reprint it. 

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If you already have the Guide (bought within the last two years), the updated version is included in your purchase. Just give me an email and I will send you the latest version (be patient please if you don't get a really quick reply - I will have a lot of people asking).

If you don't already have the Guide - it is the last updates to the Destination Guide for this year - a great time to buy - there will be no more big changes this year :-)


And finally, with the Mothers' Day around the corner, there is a present idea for your adventurous Mum :-)

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She might already have the Cape on her plans, or you might give her a whole new idea!



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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