Here is a bit about the wet
season, the floods,
and - the Trailer
2023 is out :-)
In This Issue:
• Wet Season and Floods
• Trailer Guide Updated
• Feedback Always Welcome
This year's wet season
has been a good one. In the whole northern Australia it
has broken some records, and on the Cape, it has definitely been
wetter compared to the last year when the season was pretty
Photos by Burketown Pub
- Thank you! Some local photos of the town during the 2023
In the last newsletter I mentioned that the Gulf Savannah wet season
can be even more dramatic than Cape York, and it so
reminds me of our wet season trips over to Darwin.
Even if it was a dry year in Cape York and we
could drive through while the rivers weren't up, the Gulf Savannah
could still be really bad, with waters covering not only the Savannah
also places on Flinders Highway.
is a very low laying area, with different, finer soils, that is
definitely very used to big wet seasons.
this year, it was just very big, and really big it got in Burketown and
surrounding areas. The town, the roadhouses, the stations
communities around, got flooded to the extent that it was said to be
a 100 year record. People having worked on these lands for generations
said that they don't remember anything like this.
got evacuated but the waters
are receding now. Let's see what
it all will
look like this dry season if you travel through!
Gulf Savannah Guide is progressing, I am working my way
absolutely love doing it, but there are also so many other tasks like
the other guides' updates
scheduled to this time of the year, and the endless flow of emails to
particularly during the wet season. I promise I am doing my
and will keep you updated about it :-)
TRAILER GUIDE UPDATES
And last but
not least - the Trailer
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 trailer
* Should you bring your trailer
* The reasons why you should consider not bringing your trailer (so you
can make an informed decision)
* The condition of the roads
* The timing of the
* Where to leave your trailer at the bottom of the Cape – there are
several FREE storage
places, there are also the locked / undercover
spaces, and the ones in a shed (each place with their exact prices, and
whether they have conditions such as time limits or if you need to stay
a few nights to use the storage service)
* Bring your trailer
* Hire a trailer
How to avoid the damage
* What roads and tracks
are you going to get through with your trailer
* How towing capacity changes when you are off road
* How to still do the
best adventure if you bring your trailer: places where to
leave your trailer up the Cape and go off to do the tracks (closest
places to different tracks specified)
* What mechanical workshops do fix trailers up the Cape, and what are
the stores that have trailer accessories
* Where are the FREE
camping spots that are large enough for trailers on the Cape
* Dump points – where are the public ones, and also which commercial
camping grounds have them (not nearly all have one up on the Cape!)
* What commercial camping grounds / caravan parks have large / extra
large sites – for each park
And - what
places actually have powered sites –
the majority do not up the Cape!
All for the very cheap price of $7
Completely unique information, put together inside the Cape, based on
first hand experiences, local
knowledge and direct research (not from other books or web information
- just like the full Destination Guide itself!).
If you already have the Trailer Guide, bought within the
last two years - please give me an
will send you the latest version :-)
If you don't
the Trailer Guide (just like the Doggie and Caravan
Guides) is a
supplementary guide to the main Destination Guide and available inside
it, as explained on this
Easter is on its way, 7 - 10. April
this year :-) Instead of just
another chocolate egg, if you have an adventurous friend or family
plans to do Cape York, here
is a good idea for an Easter present:
And - Happy Easter,
I hope you get out for the long weekend camping !!!
FEEDBACK ALWAYS WELCOME
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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