It is the
road between The Old
(in Lakefield National Park)
in the west, and the main road between Cooktown and Hopevale in
is quite a good road, at least during the Dry season - it's mostly gravel and
can get corrugated but that's all - no dramas, except that there are a few river
could be deep in the early Dry.
Starting in the Cooktown
end, the first nice
place to stop is Isabella
where you have to cross a tributary of Endeavour River (and of course,
there is no bridge but it's shallow). It's a nice place for a cool dip
in the water
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 vehicle-recovery-guy partner).
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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