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Cape York News #125 - Weather and Season, Doggie Guide Updated
January 27, 2023

Hi Everyone,

I hope that 2023 is already being a great year for you!

Below is the latest on weather and season, plus the Doggie Guide has been updated :-)


In This Issue

• Weather and Season

• Doggie Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



The wet season started early, and it has been quite a wet start!

Photos by Kerry Mccallum, thank you!

wenlock crossing 2023

NPA, Weipa, and most other places have had some good rain :-)

wenlock moreton 2023

By late December / early January the rivers were up, many roads closed, and some locals stuck behind the rivers.

wet season 2023

At this stage, the PDR is closed at Archer River and Myall Creek. Wenlock and Laura have also been up and down, and will surely be up again at some stage during this Wet. 


So, the Doggy Guide 2023 is out :-)

All of the below was updated, plus information added about how to best and easiest safeguard your dog in the poison baited areas! 🐾

* Should you bring your dog/s?

* Leave your dogs at home?

* Leave your dogs in Cairns?

* Bring your dogs to Cape York

* Which FREE camping sites on the way up from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and the NT are Doggie friendly

* Vets throughout Cape York and Cairns area (up the Cape they are far between!)

* What ticks we have in the tropics, and on the Cape

* Which extra vaccinations you should consider - against some fatal dog diseases that thrive extra well in the tropics and Cape York (and are not part of the core vaccinations package that you routinely get from your vet).

* Where to buy pet gear up here

* Dog events with dates

* Dog services such as daycare, washing and grooming

* Doggie cafes and restaurants - some even with a special doggie menu!

* Where are dogs allowed on the Cape

* Which national parks are you actually allowed to take your dog/s through, and what about camping?

* What about dogs on the FREE camping sites?

* Where are the leash free areas in town parks

* What 4WD tracks are they/not allowed through!

* With maps and photos of the signs, including the remote spots :-)

* Which are the places that you are going to miss out completely if you travel with dogs?

* and what about Thursday Island and other Torres Strait Islands?

* Plus - all the accommodation and commercial camping grounds that accept dogs, updated - each with their own doggie rules :-)

* And last but not least - 1080 poison baits - where specifically, and generally - they are - and how to safely travel through these areas with your dog/s without cutting their freedom to run around!

destination cape york dog supplement

If you already have the Doggie Guide that you bought within the last two years, please give me an email and I will send you the latest version :-)

If you don't - the Dog Guide (just like the Caravan and Trailer Guide) is a supplementary guide to the main Destination Guide, and available inside the main guide (because of the amount of updating work involved, no other way would be viable).


Also, Valentine is on its way, so you could give your adventurous partner a great Valentine present :-)

destination cape york gift card

It is found here, and the steps are easy to follow :-)



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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