On this page you have the Cape York Newsletter back issues.
As you can see this
newsletter is highly irregular and also seasonal.
The irregularity is because I am not pushing a monthly newsletter and
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
are a lot more newsletters during the Wet Season (January
- June) than the Dry
Season (July - 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 going 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
there is very little 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 find a
lot more newsletters in the first than in the second half of the year,
when you may not hear from me for a good couple of months at the time.
this 50 pages
guide totally for FREE.
contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip.
You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you
should take, how to get
there and get
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the
background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all
the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact
detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks,
at least 30 guaranteed FREE
camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to
the Cape), at least 40 best
swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things -
from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception,
how to deal with the national
parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits
and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery
gear by my partner
Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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This site uses British
English, which is the English we use in
best efforts have been made to ensure that all the information on this
website is correct, this site is not to be blamed should there be a
Since Winter - Spring 2018 this site has been getting upgraded, and the domain name was changed from the original www.cape-york-australia.com to the new www.capeyorkaustralia.com While this is happening, you will find some things under construction, and some photos blurrier than normal, as their new dimensions affect their quality (until they get changed). They need changing one by one - with hundreds of pages it will take some time before the whole site looks good again, but I am gradually working on it as quick as I can.