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Cape York News #121 - National Parks Open, CREB Track Open, Other Bits and Pieces
August 12, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Here is the latest on camping area, track and national park openings, plus the coming events.

And of course, the feedback on the Destination Guide :-)


In This Issue

• National Parks and CREB Track Open

• Other Bits and Pieces

• Coming Events

• Feedback Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



Lakefield National Park is open, except the temporary closure of some of the Twelve Mile camping area sites, just as in the last month's newsletter (see the details on the booking page on their website). Cape Melville National Park is open except Ninian Bay, which is expected to open on 23. August 2022.

ninian bay closed

Oyala Thumotang's Horsetailer's camping area (one of the remotest two) is closed until further notice for management purposes.

oyala thumotang closure

CREB Track is open again after the rains shut it last month.


Pennefather north of Weipa is open again, after the closure eariler this year :-)  The Traditional Owners ask that you stay on the dunes (and not drive on the beach).

pennefather open

Running Creek Beach is open after almost ten years of closure! Permits are needed, details have been updated in the Destination Guide. 

running creek beach

And - Laura Roadhouse now has 24 hours fuel (self service with card only) - handy to know if you are driving night time when other fuel stations are closed.


So the coming events of this month are Mt Carbine Rodeo, Weipa Bullride and the NPA Rodeo and Races.

weipa rodeo

Good to know if you are around and want to include some of these in your trip :-)


In the middle of every year, I update the feedback, adding all the ones I got within the last 12 months.

This year, the page number 6 was created, and here it is:

Feedback Page 6

And the previous feedback pages are here:

Feedback Page 1

Feedback Page 2

Feedback Page 3

Feedback Page 4

Feedback Page 5

Thank you everyone - it is always heart-warming to receive your emails about the Guides - a lot of work goes in there ❤

destination cape york

And last but not least - the Fathers Day is fast approaching!

It is always a good idea to buy the Destination Guide as a Present :-)



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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