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Cape York News #126 - Wet Season So Far, Caravan Guide Updated
February 24, 2023

Hi Everyone,

It's been the second month of the wet season and below is how it's been so far.

Also, the Caravan Guide has been updated - information below :-)


In This Issue

• Wet Season So Far

• Caravan Guide Updated

• Feedback Always Welcome



It has been a pretty good wet season so far, with some good amounts of rain on the peninsula. Some of the wettest places have been the NPA and Weipa, Lockhart River and Cooktown, while some inland places like Coen and Laura have had a bit less rain.

2023 wet season cape york

But as you remember if you have been subscribed to the Destination Cape York for a little while, you know I am also starting to include the beautiful region of Gulf Savannah.

Photos by Kath Green, thank you!

2023 wet season cape york

Here are some pics of Gilbert River - one of the big rivers that cuts Georgetown from Croydon during the Wet Season, and there are many more. In fact, once you get out to the actual Gulf, the Wet Season can get more dramatic than on Cape York.

2023 wet season cape york

But more of all of that in the near future, the Gulf Savannah Guide is coming along fine. I just need some more of your patience but I promise I will do the best without taking shortcuts :-)


And - the Caravan Guide 2023 is out, with everything that has changed since last year, updated.

* FREE camping spots on your way here from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Northern Territory that suit a caravan

* Should you bring your caravan?

* The reasons why you should seriously consider not bringing your caravan (so you can really make a well informed decision!)

* How much of the road is actually sealed and what is the prediction by a local?

* The unsealed parts and their condition

* Where to leave your van at the bottom of the Cape – there are FREE storage places, there are also the locked / undercover spaces, and the ones in a shed

* Bring your caravan:

* How to avoid the damage

* How towing capacity changes when you are off road

* How to still get to do the adventure: places where to leave your van up the Cape and go off to do the tracks

* What mechanical workshops do fix caravans up the Cape

* What roads and tracks are you going to get through with your caravan

* Ferries that you have to take

* RV events to enjoy

FREE camping spots on the Cape that are large enough for caravans

* Dump points – where are the public ones, and also which camping grounds have them (not nearly all up the Cape!)

* What commercial camping grounds / caravan parks accommodate vans – and what length can they fit – for each park

* What places actually have powered sites – the majority do not up the Cape!

This Guide already covers all the subjects so well that nothing big was added, but all the chapters were reviewed and updated. Any information still the same as last year, still applies and didn't need to get changed :-)

cape york with caravan

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

If you don't - the Caravan Guide (just like the Doggie and the Trailer Guide) is a supplementary guide to the main Destination Guide and found inside it, as explained on this page.



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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