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Cape York News #122 - Season and Weather, Road Report, Coming Events
October 07, 2022

Hi Everyone,

It's this time of the year - tourist season is slowing down, rains are coming, and the event season is ending soon.

Below is the latest :-)


In This Issue

• Season and Weather

• Road Report

• Coming Events

• Feedback Always Welcome



So, the September school holidays are finished, which is always the end of the last bits of the tourist season. From now, the roads will be quieter, but also, the weather will be hotter and the early wet season storms will start some time soon.

2022 october cape york weather

This year, with the La Nina predictions, it is anyone's guess when the rains start. There can always be local rains, but in the big picture, just yet, it does not look like Cape York will get nearly as much rain as the south east of the country.


So the latest on the road, from north to south. Northern Bypass - as often, south of Jardine River there are big corrugations. Then there is a good section and then it turns bad again.

Southern Bypass, as often, is corrugated in places, graded in others, but the southern end of it is good.

northern bypass 2022 southern bypass 2022

Telegraph Road is really bad between Bramwell and Moreton, and still quite bad from Moreton south, until the PDR. 

bypass roads 2022 telegraph road 2022

Archer River is having bridge works, so Cape York's most adventurous main road crossing is soon a history!

Just south of the crossing, the three kilometres that were not yet sealed, are also getting done now.

archer river road 2022 archer river road 2022

Archer to Coen is good, and not that much dirt is left on that section.

About 50/50 is sealed now of that section, and the stretches that are not sealed are pretty good.

north of coen 2022 south of coen 2022

Coen to Musgrave there are some good parts, but there are some dustholes and corrugations as well.

south of hann river 2022 south of hann river 2022

Musgrave to Hann - the road is ok, and south of Hann it is good.

All in all, lots of road is quite bad, but around Hann River, it is some of the best.


The season for the events starts running out, and we have just had the Cooktown Hog Hunt, Mapoon Barra Bash and Karumba Fishing Classic.

2022 cape york events

Yet to come are the Cooktown Barra Competition in late October, and Cooktown Races in early November - about the last events of the year.



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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