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Cape York News #118 - Road, Weather and Season, Local Businesses Open, Coming Events
May 20, 2022

Hi Everyone,

So the wet season seems finally to be over and the main road is open for travellers.

Local businesses are opening and there are some great events ahead :-)


In This Issue

• Road, Weather and Season

• Local Businesses Open

• Coming Events

• Feedback Always Welcome



After the excptionally late wet season, the rivers on the main road are finally going down, but some side tracks can still be under deep water. 

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Cooktown Crossing, off the main road. Photo courtesy Ashley Pattemore, thank you :-)

The road is generally ok, as always this time of the year there are washouts, but people are getting up, even in caravans.

Just need to slow down, there is a washout to watch out for near Moreton, where somebody broke their caravan.

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Wenlock River crossing earlier this month. Photo courtesy Ian Lock @

The roads still closed are Battlecamp, Running Creek, Stracke-Wakooka, and the northern part of the road through Lakefield National Park.

Others still have the 5T load limit at this stage
: Batavia, Port Stewart, the shortcut roads between PDR and BDR, and the southern part of the road through Lakefield National Park.


Local businesses are starting to open for the tourist season, and Loyalty Beach has opened their beautiful beach restaurant.

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Loyalty Beach, the beautiful beach restaurant

A great place to stay and enjoy a cooked meal for dinner.


Some of Cape York's best events will be held within the coming month - Weipa Fishing Classic, Cooktown Discovery Festival, and the NPA Cultural Festival.

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NPA Cultural Festival

Make sure not to miss out if you are up here in June :-)


Since the Destination Guide was updated in late April, there are no more big updates coming until 2023.

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If you already have the Guide and bought within the last two years, send me an email and I will send you the latest version.

If you don't already have the Guide - with no more udates it's a great time to buy :-)


And, there is always also the Gift Card for any occasion :-)

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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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