The rains are
here, the tourists
are here, and below are also the coming events and national parks openings.
In This Issue:
• Rain and Tourist Season
• National Parks' Openings
• Coming Events
• A Small Update on Cooktown Mechanics
• Feedback Always Welcome
It's been been a rainy
week as a large rain system covers
Australia. Unseasonal for us up in the north where July usually is the
first month with truly blue skies.
affecting some roads, so while the PDR and the road to the
Tip are open
at the moment, the ones that are closed due to the rain are Burke
Developmental Road (BDR),
Starcke Wakooka Track, and the western
shortcuts between the BDR and PDR. Other roads may get closed depending
on what the rains do.
the rains, it's
still very busy with travellers up here,
particularly now, during the school hoildays. Camp grounds are full and
it's just another great
tourist season :-)
Some national parks'
post-wet season openings have
also been slightly changed. The opening of the northern
Lakefield National Park is predicted to happen on 8. July, although
Mile camping area sites will be closed (see the details on the
booking page on their website). Oyala Thumotang's remotest sites
hopefully open by 30. July, and Cape Melville by 1. August as
CREB Track is closed,
as being steep and slippery, it is always very sensitive to rains.
So after the last month's events
at Cooktown, Weipa and Bamaga, this
month we will have Mareeba Rodeo, Cairns and Mossman Show, and
Kuranda Roots Festival.
And of course, the NAIDOC week, this week. Good to know if you are
around and want to include some of these in
your trip :-)
A SMALL UPDATE
IN THE DESTINATION GUIDE
As promised, there are no
coming until 2023 that would require you to reprint the Guide.
There were however, two small updates - the Cooktown mechanics chapter,
plus the mention that along with some other spots north of Weipa -
Batavia Landing is also closed at the moment.
There are no other changes, so there is no need to update otherwise,
you need the latest
version (and bought one
within the last two years), you are always welcome to get in touch and
you the latest edition.
you don't already have the
Guide - there
will not be any more updates until 2023 - a great time to buy :-)
CAPE YORK GIFT CARD
And finally - there is
always the Gift
Whatever the occasion - it's always a
handy gift for your adventurous
friends and family :-)
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 :-)
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