Cape York with Jayco Outback?

Cape York with Jayco Outback?

Hi Katrin

Just discovered your site it looks great and just what we need. Requested your free planning guide, thank you.

Planning to go around mid June towing Jayco Outback and understand that northern section of OTT would probably be too much to do, having seen various blogs of gunshot and various creek crossing.

Would like your opinion on doing southern part of OTT and /or Frenchmans Track. We have considered going all the way on the Development Rd, unhooking from time to time to do bits of OTT.

Also it appears that the track into Fruitbat & Twin Falls is quite narrow, could you get in and out in a day.


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Hi Henry,
by: Katrin

Glad you find the site helpful :-)

You will be totally fine going all the way up along the Peninsula Developmental Road. But yes you have to get around the Gunshot crossing and the northern part of the OTT, by taking Bypass Roads.

The Frenchmans Track you definitely need to unhook for. You'd get to the Wenlock river crossing at the most, then there is a descent too steep for the Jayco and you won't get any further. From the other side you'd get to Pascoe and pretty much the same thing although not quite as steep (the river crossings are by far the best fun on Frenchman's).

Fruit Bat and Twin Falls - i am pretty sure you get in with your Jayco Outback, we got in there with OKAs one year. And yes you can get in and out in a day, the tracks in are actually very short so the whole thing is done in an hour or even less, unless you want to stay longer for swimming, picnicking, or staying a night.

As for the southern part of the OTT, my opinion is you will be fine. (just in case, have a look at the pics on my OTT page for the sizes of some holes for your own estimation.. The river crossings in the southern part of the OTT are shallow).

If you ever hesitate on a track, i always say to everyone - if you have the time, and want to have fun (which after all you are on this trip for, ain't ya?), - TRY! You got nothing to loose as you can always turn back should you not get through, provided your planning leaves you with enough time, of course :-)

Towing Jayco Eagle Outback to Cape York
by: Ray

Hi, We are towing a Jayco Eagle Outback up to the cape leaving on the 15 July, unhooking and camping in tent when needed, would like to hear how you go so I can learn from your adventure.hope you have a great problem free trip Ray

Jayco Outback to the Tip
by: Troy

I have been doing some research on this exact thing. We have a Jayco Hawk - Outback and we're planning on taking the camper as far north as we can. We hope to do the entire OTL from South to the tip then the PDR for the return trip.

So far, I've been told that I'm crazy for even thinking about it and other's have said there will be no issues so I'd love to hear from someone like Kat who actually knows the place intimately.

Are you able to shed any further information on this for me please Kat? IE river crossings etc.

Any help would be absolutely fantastic.

Hi Troy,
by: Katrin

I could not detail how or whether you get through every crossing as there are so many factors, from the exact size of the equipment to track conditions (weather, rains) at every location and on the day you go, and also the driver, so i cannot predict whether you get through.

All i can say is if i was you i would try, just because i love the adventure, i would not like to pull it on the hundreds of kilometres of corrugations (i have tried and that is so annoying and will damage every van to some degree), but i would do the Old Telegraph for the adventure because it is a lot more fun :-)

There are bypass tracks to turn around or get out if you cannot do a crossing (and most often get back in), so really with common sense there is no danger or nothing crazy about doing it!

I reckon go for it, and i would love to hear how you went :-)

Cape York with Jayco outback
by: Tiarne

Hi Troy

Just wondering if you ended up doing the OTT with your Jayco and how you went.

We are on the market for a camper trailer and will be heading to cape York next year we live in the Kimberley and give anything a go.

Really want to get the Jayco outback Hawk.

Hoping to get one soon and road test over the next year and toughen up anything we need to.

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