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Cape York News #128 - The Season, Coming Events, Prices Updated in the Destination Guide
April 28, 2023

Hi Everyone,

Below is a bit about the season and the roadthe coming events, and - the prices have been updated in the Destination Guide :-)

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In This Issue

• The Season and the Road

• Coming Events

• Prices Updated in the Destination Guide

• Feedback Always Welcome



If you remember, this time last year, the PDR was still closed. It was an extremely late wet season, but all in all not as wet as this year was. This year was wetter, but the main road is already open to Weipa and the NPA

cape york wet season april 2023

Due to the late wet, some local businesses only got to open in May last year. This year, Punsand already opened, on ANZAC Day, and Loyalty will open soon.

cape york bamaga wet season 2023

Still, all that said, we have to remember that April is still a wet season month. I keep saying that every year - a cyclone can turn up with no longer than a week's notice and stuff all your travel plans or leave you stuck somewhere. We just saw the cyclone Ilsa that made the landfall in Pilbara region in WA on 13. April. It doesn't happen every year, but every now and again an April cyclone surprises us. And if it's a cat 5, like Ilsa was, it is very destructive.

tropical cyclone ilsa

That's why I always say that May is a better month to travel, as the cyclone season always somehow, suddenly ends after the end of April.


So, in May, many Cape York events start, and this year we have Chillagoe Rodeo, the Great Wheelbarrow Race, and Torres Strait Cultural Festival.

torres strait cultural festival 2023

There are also Port Douglas Carnivale and the Cairns Caravan and Camping Expo in May this year.


April is the month I do the yearly updates of all of the prices in the Destination Guide.

I cannot do it with the January updates, because most of the local Cape York businesses only decide on their prices for the year in the end of the wet season.

So, all the accommodation, tours and other small businesses' prices were updated one by one, all done first hand, mostly by ringing.

As always, it's hard to get it 100%, but it's as close as possible. As little as possible of the rest was changed, making sure you don't have to reprint the Guide. 

destination cape york
If you already have the Guide (bought within the last two years), the updated version is included in your purchase. Just give me an email and I will send you the latest version (be patient please if you don't get a really quick reply - I will have a lot of people asking).

If you don't already have the Guide - it is the last updates to the Destination Guide for this year - a great time to buy - there will be no more big changes in 2023 :-)


And finally, with the Mothers' Day around the corner, there is a present idea for your adventurous Mum :-)

destination cape york

She might already have the Cape on her plans, or you might give her a whole new idea! present.html



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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