Cape York News Back Issues


On this page you have the Cape York Newsletter back issues.

As you can see these newsletters can be a little irregular and also seasonal.

The irregularity is because I am not pushing a monthly newsletter and then try to fill it with Cape York news that are not relevant for travellers. I prefer shorter newsletters with more relevant info for you as a traveller, and I am sure you agree.

For that reason I write when I have something to say instead of writing strictly once a month whether I have anything to say or not.

The seasonality means there may be more newsletters during the Wet Season (January - May) than the Dry Season (June - December).

It is because from January on the majority of people plan their trip, need the news for their trip, early season travellers need to know how the roads are in the late Wet Season, and there are always some cyclones that could cause big road closures.

From June on most people are on the tracks, the roads are dry enough, there are no more cyclones, we are also on the tracks getting updates.
And in the end of the year there is less interest when everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas, while I am also busy myself, getting all the updates into the Destination Guide to be ready to go in January.

That is why you may find more newsletters in the first than in the second half of the year, when you may not hear from me for a month or two sometimes.

Issue #121 - August 2022 - National Parks Open, CREB Track Open, Other Bits and Pieces, Coming Events

Issue #120 - July 2022 - Rain and Tourist Season, National Parks' Openings, Coming Events

Issue #119 - June 2022 - Fresh Road Report, Coming Events, More Local Businesses Open

Issue #118 - May 2022 - Road, Weather and Season, Local Businesses Open, Coming Events

Issue #117 - April 2022 - Late Wet Season, PDR Closure, Prices Updated in the Destination Guide

Issue #116 - March 2022 - Weather and Season, Road Report, Trailer Guide Updated

Issue #115 - February 2022 - Wet Season So Far, Caravan Guide Updated

Issue #114 - January 2022 - Latest Road Report, Doggie Guide Updated

Issue #113 - January 2022 - Destination Guide 2022 is Out :-)

Issue #112 - November 2021 - First Rains Arrived, Latest Road Report, Pocket Guide Updated

Issue #111 - October 2021 - Season and School Holidays, Road Report, and Coming Events

Issue #110 - August 2021 - Bramwell Station, Road Report, Coming Events

Issue #109 - July 2021 - The Season, New Road Report, and Coming Events

Issue #108 - July 2021 - Tourist Season, Road Report, Coming Events

Issue #107 - May 2021 - Big Tourist Season Coming, Fresh Road Report, CREB Track is Open

Issue #106 - April 2021 - Latest on PDR and Jardine River Ferry, Prices Updated in the Destination Guide :-)

Issue #105 - March 2021 - Tip of Cape Open, Weather and Season, Trailer Guide Updated :-)

Issue #104 - February 2021 - This Month's Road Report, Caravan Guide Updated :-)

Issue #103 - January 2021 - Wet Season So Far, Doggie Guide Updated :-)

Issue #102 - January 2021 - Destination Guide 2021 Is Out :-)

Issue #101 - November 2020 - First Rains Arrived, Latest Road Report, Free Pocket Guide Updated :-)

Issue #100 - October 2020 - Tourist Season, Bamaga - Weipa Road Report

Issue #099 - September 2020 - CREB Track Open, Latest Road Report

Issue #098 - July 2020 - The Tip and Other Places Open for Travellers :-)

Issue #097 - July 2020 - Borders Opening, Businesses Opening, Fresh Road Report

Issue #096 - May 2020 - Cape York Closures, 2020 Tourist Season, No More Destination Guide Updates this Year

Issue #095 - May 2020 - Cape York Closure, Weather, Website and Destination Guide Updates

Issue #094 - March 2020 - Temporary Cape York Closure, Weather and Season, Trailer Guide Updated :-)

Issue #093 - February 2020 - Weather and Wet Season So Far, Caravan Guide Updated :-)

Issue #092 - January 2020 - Season and Weather, Rivers Rising, Doggie Guide 2020 Out :-)

Issue #091 - January 2020 - The Destination Cape York 2020 is out :-)

Issue #090 - December 2019 - Road Report, This Year's Tracks, Pocket Guide Updated, Destination Guide Next, Christmas Gift Cards Available :-)

Issue #089 - October 2019 - Road Report, Updates on the Sealing of the PDR, Coming Events

Issue #088 - August 2019 - Road Report, Cape Melville and Oyala Thumotang Open, Coming Events

Issue #087 - July 2019 - The Season, The Road, Lakefield Opening Earlier than Predicted

Issue #086 - May 2019 - Road to the Tip Right Now, No More Destination Guide Updates this Year

Issue #085 - May 2019 - Main Road Open, Local Businesses Open, Prices Updated in the Destination Guide

Issue #084 - March 2019 - Mount Mulligan, the Wet Season, Trailer Guide Is Out

Issue #083 - March 2019 - Sealing of the PDR, the Season, Caravan Guide Updated

Issue #082 - February 2019 - Wet Season So Far, Doggie Guide Updated, Any-Occasion Gift Cards Now Available

Issue #081 - January 2019 - The Destination Cape York 2019 is out :-)

Issue #080 - December 2018 - Storms and Early Cyclone, Christmas Gift Cards Available, Pocket Guide Updated, Trips of this Year :-)

Issue #079 - November 2018 - Old Telegraph Track this Time of the Year :-)

Issue #078 - October 2018 - Tourist Season Ending Soon, Bamaga - Weipa Road, Latest Events

Issue #077 - August 2018 - Weipa - Bamaga Road, More Great Events, Changes on the Website

Issue #076 - June 2018 - Tourist Season Full On, National Parks Open Early, Great Events Coming Now

Issue #075 - June 2018 - CREB Track Open, Bypass Road Report, No More Destination Guide Updates in 2018

Issue #074 - May 2018 - Weather and Water Levels, Lakefield National Park Opening, Coming Events

Issue #073 - May 2018 - Dry April, Local Businesses Open, Prices Updated in the Destination Guide

Issue #072 - April 2018 - PDR Open, But Still Need to Watch the Rivers If You Are Coming Up Now

Issue #071 - April 2018 - PDR Closed, Wet Season Dramas, Answers about the Trailer Guide

Issue #070 - March 2018 - Silver Plains Closed, Wet Season So Far, Caravan Guide Is Out :-)

Issue #069 - January 2018 - The Wet is Here, the Dog Guide Has Been Updated

Issue #068 - January 2018 - Destination Guide 2018 Is Out :-)

Issue #067 - December 2017 - Season's Greetings, Road Report, Destination Guide 2018 Out Shortly

Issue #066 - November 2017 - BDR Road Report, National Park Closures, Camper Trailer Booklet with the Destination Guide

Issue #065 - October 2017 - Rains in October, Last Events, Caravan Booklet with the Destination Guide

Issue #064 - September 2017 - PDR Road Report, Skardon River to Close for Mining

Issue #063 - August 2017 - Roads Corrugated, Bathurst Head Camping Finalised, CREB Track Open for the Season

Issue #062 - July 2017 - Vrilya Point Updates, Bathurst Head Updates, Cape Melville and Starcke Track Open

Issue #061 - June 2017 - Road Report, Oyala Thumotang Is Opening, Bathurst Head Updates

Issue #060 - June 2017 - PDR Road Report, Lakefield Is Opening, Bathurst Head Updates

Issue #059 - May 2017 - Old Telegraph Track May 2017 - Full Coverage :-)

Issue #058 - April 2017 - The Season, the Recent Weather, and the Prices Updated in the Destination Guide

Issue #057 - March 2017 - Vrilya Point Closed for the 2017 High Season, Pics from Iron Range, Doggie Booklet Is Out :-)

Issue #056 - February 2017 - The Road, the Weather, Pocket Guide Updated

Issue #055 - January 2017 - Destination Cape York 2017 Is Out!

Issue #054 - December 2016 - Happy New Year, the Wet Is Here, Destination Guide 2017 Will Be Out Shortly

Issue #053 - December 2016 - Vrilya Point Gated, National Parks Closing, Caravan Booklet to Go with the Destination Guide

Issue #052 - October 2016 - Vrilya Point Updates, Last Events of the Season, Dog Booklet to Go with the Destination Guide

Issue #051 - October 2016 - Jardine Ford Closed, Weather Warming Up, Rental Company Info in the Destination Guide

Issue #050 - September 2016 - Vrilya Point Updates, Two Great Events Coming, Caravan Info in the Destination Guide

Issue #049 - July 2016 - CREB Track Open, Roads Getting Corrugated, Creeks and Rivers Low this Year

Issue #048 - July 2016 - Cape Melville, Bathurst Head and Starcke Track to Open, and Other Updates

Issue #047 - May 2016 - Recent Rain Impact Almost Gone, Lakefield Reopens, Two Great Events Coming

Issue #046 - April 2016 - Rainy in the North, Captain Billy's Landing To Be Closed, Prices Updated in the Destination Guide

Issue #045 - March 2016 - Wet Season So Far, Vrilya Point Updates

Issue #044 - February 2016 - PDR Updates, Dog Info in the Destination Guide

Issue #043 - January 2016 - PDR Updates, Cooktown West Coast Hotel Reopens, Road Report

Issue #042 - January 2016 - Destination Guide 2016 Is Out!

Issue #041 - January 2016 - Happy New Year, PDR Is Getting Impassable, Destination Guide 2016 Will Be Out Soon

Issue #040 - December 2015 - Rain, Roads and National Parks Close, Potential Cyclone

Issue #039 - July 2015 - CREB Track Open, Updates on Running Creek and Falls Track

Issue #038 - July 2015 - Cape Melville Open for the Season, Archer Bend Closed for the Year

Issue #037 - June 2015 - Oyala Thumotang Open, Changes at Mount Mulligan Station and Tyrconnell Mine

Issue #036 - May 2015 - Battlecamp Road and Southern Lakefield Open, Vrilya Point Still Closed, Austin 7 to Cape York

Issue #035 - May 2015 - Vrilya Point Closed, Jardine River Ferry Ticket Price DROPS, Destination Guide Prices Updated

Issue #034 - April 2015 - Road Report, Poor Wet Season, Website Mobile Friendly

Issue #033 - March 2015 - Cyclone Nathan in Cooktown, Wet Season So Far, Site to Go Mobile Friendly

Issue #032 - February 2015 - PDR Closed, Bloomfield Not to Be Sealed, Links Fixed in Destination Guide

Issue #031 - January 2015 - Happy New Year, The Wet Season Is Here, Destination Guide Updated

Issue #030 - September 2014 - CREB Track Opens, Bloomfield River Has a Bridge, What Happened to Road Reports

Issue #029 - May 2014 - Road Updates, Kimberley and Top End Travel Guides

Issue #028 - April 2014 - Book Prices Updated, Post Ita Road Report

Issue #027 - April 2014 - Ita's Aftermath and Damage

Issue #026 - April 2014 - The Night with the Roaring Ita

Issue #025 - April 2014 - Ita Downgraded to Category Four, I am Safe in Cooktown Cyclone Shelter

Issue #024 - April 2014 - Cyclone Ita Category Five and a More Personal Report

Issue #023 - April 2014 - Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita Predicted to Hit on Friday

Issue #022 - April 2014 - Early Season Travellers - Cyclone Ita Could Hit Cape York

Issue #021 - March 2014 - Cyclone Gillian Reforms, Events Updated

Issue #020 - March 2014 - Weipa Likely in for a Cyclone, Road Closed, Updates

Issue #019 - February 2014 - Archer Point

Issue #018 - February 2014 - The Wet Is Steady, Archer Point Camp Soon Not Free, Update on the Updates

Issue #017 - January 2014 - Happy New Year, The Wet Has Started, A Little Bit about the Plans

Issue #016 - August 2013 - CREB Track Is Open, Changed Camping Conditions on the Track

Issue #015 - June 2013 - Cape Melville Open, Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival Great as Always

Issue #014 - June 2013 - Road Conditions, Cheap Camping in Cooktown, Whale Watching Season Is On

Issue #013 - May 2013 - Jardine Ferry Ticket Price Goes Up, OTT Report #2, Solar Eclipse 2013

Issue #012 - May 2013 - Old Telegraph Track Report

Issue #011 - May 2013 - Post Zane Road Report

Issue #010 - May 2013 - Zane Downgraded to Tropical Low, Impact News Later Today

Issue #009 - April 2013 - Cyclone Zane Category Two and Growing

Issue #008 - April 2013 - Cyclone Update - Low Pressure System Forms, Cyclone Watch Issued

Issue #007 - April 2013 - Late Cyclone - Expect Rain and Road Closures in Cape York

Issue #006 - April 2013 - Events 2013, Wet Season and Dengue Updates, Book Updates

Issue #005 - January 2013 - The Wet Is Finally Here, First Cyclone to Hit Cape York, Roads Closing

Issue #004 - January 2013 - Happy 2013, Latest Wet Ever, Dengue Fever in Cairns

Issue #003 - August 2012 - CREB Track closed, link to where you can check its state any time

Issue #002 - August 2012 - The CREB Track Is Now Open

Issue #001 - June 2012 - The Very First Newsletter!

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