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Cape York News #123 - The Rains Have Arrived, National Parks Closed, Pocket Guide Updated
December 02, 2022

Hi Everyone,

So the first rains have arrived, the roads are soggy, and the National Parks have closed for the season.

Below are also the new tracks of this year, plus the Free Pocket Guide has been updated :-)


In This Issue

• The Rains Have Arrived

• Tracks this Year

• Pocket Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



So, it is this time of the year again! The first rains have arrived, in the NPA, Weipa, and other parts of the peninsula. So far, the main roads are open, although Burke Developmental Road is already closed.

gulf savannah wet season

National Parks have just closed, as did local tourism businesses, including Loyalty Beach and Punsand Bay. All waiting for the Wet Season to end before opening again next year :-)


So, this year was another big year for tracks, and while of course Cape York got updated, this time the new thing was Gulf Savannah.

karumba 2022

For years people have been asking me to include it in my Guides, and so I did the research :-)


It was a great trip, revisiting Karumba to Burketown,

hells gate

... then from Burketown to Hell's Gate,

king ash bay

... from Hell's gate to Borroloola,

heartbreak hotel

... then Cape Crawford, Limmen and Roper Bar, to Mataranka and Katherine,

roper bar road

... and back covering as many backroads as possible, taking in as much information as possible, for the new Gulf Savannah Guide :-)

gulf savannah way

It is a time consuming work so at this stage I cannot promise when it will be out. I will let you know here in the newsletters. 

Meanwhile, the Destination Cape York 2023 will be out in the early January as always, and the sub-guides will be updated as they have been every year :-)


Like this time every year, the Free Pocket Guide has been updated :-)

If you don't have one yet, now is a good time to get the 2023 version, and you can do it by subscribing to the newsletters on this page.

cape york travel
If you already have one, I am sorry I cannot replace it with the latest version like I do with the paid Guides
, but you can always subscribe again with a different email address (it could also be another member of your family), and grab the latest Free Guide :-)


And last but not least - because I have had many people asking over the years - since a few years ago I have made it easy to buy the Destination Guide as a Christmas present.

The process is explained on the present page of the Destination Guide, please read and follow the steps there :-)

christmas destination cape york

All purchases include the updated Guide and so do the Christmas presents - if you buy before the 2023 Guide is out - presents  included - you get both the 2022 and the 2023 version for the price of one.

On top of that, even the 2024 edition is included as all purchases come with two years worth of updates :-)



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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