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Cape York News #119 - Fresh Road Report to the Tip, Coming Events, More Local Businesses Open
June 03, 2022

Hi Everyone,

So here is a fresh road report, and some other updates :-)


In This Issue

• Fresh Road Report

• More Coming Events

• More Local Businesses Open

• Feedback Always Welcome



So here is the main road from north to south a few days ago. The bit down to Jardine river has been recently graded. 

may 2022 bamaga road

Bypass Roads were ok, not horrible. There was water in many dips but not all.

may 2022 bypass roads

South of Bramwell, the Telegraph Road always had some good dips and this time of the year it is usual that they have some water. Other than that, it was pretty good, not much corrugation. The bitumen bits had some potholes. 

may 2022 telegraph road

Archer to Coen
has also always been a bumpy one, and the unsealed parts had water in dips.

may 2022

archer to coen

Coen to Musgrave was not very good, not fixed very well yet.

may 2022 coen to musgrave

Musgrave to Laura - still a little rough in the northern end, but got better closer to Laura.

may 2022 south of musgrave

All in all the road is not too corrugated yet, but that will change with more traffic. There are roadworks going on, and a lot has been graded, but not all, and not all holes and washouts have been fixed yet.


It was already mentioned in the last newsletter that some of the best events in June are Weipa Fishing Classic, Cooktown Discovery Festival and the NPA Cultural Festival.

laura rodeo and races

In addition to these, there will also be the Laura Races and Rodeo - a very popular event on the Cape :-)


And Punsand Bay is open with their yummy pizzas since the last weekend, they also have other nice meals on the menu.

punsand bay opening

A great place for a lunch and a few drinks with the views over the bright blue waters :-)


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

destination cape york

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 :-)



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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