Caravan or Not - to Cape York?

Caravan or Not - to Cape York?

by Geoff

Hi I am planning a trip this year and know very little about the roads above Cairns.

Could you please give me any advise about whether to leave my standard caravan in Cooktown or take it to Weipa?

Thanks in advance,


Comments for Caravan or Not - to Cape York?

Click here to add your own comments

Hi Geoff,
by: Katrin


The new Caravan Guide just got out about a month ago, and it has detailed information about:

* Should you bring your caravan

* The reasons why you should seriously consider not bringing your caravan (so you can really make a well informed decision!)

* How much of the road is actually sealed and what is the prediction by a local who drives it more than 10 times a year and sees the progress constantly

* The unsealed parts and their condition

* Where to leave your van at the bottom of the Cape – there are several FREE storage places, there are also the locked / undercover spaces, and the ones in a shed

* Bring your caravan - How to avoid the damage

* How to still get to do the adventure: places where to leave your van up the Cape and go off to do the tracks

* What mechanical workshops do fix caravans up the Cape

* What roads and tracks are you going to get through with your caravan

* Ferries that you have to take

* RV events to enjoy

* Where are the FREE camping spots that are large enough for caravans

* Dump points – where are the public ones, and also which camping grounds have them (not nearly all up the Cape!)

* What commercial camping grounds / caravan parks accommodate vans – and what length can they fit – for each park

* What places actually have powered sites – the majority do not up the Cape!
All for the very cheap price of $7 !!

Completely unique information found nowhere else.

Put together inside the Cape, based on first hand experiences, local knowledge and direct research (not from other books or web information - just like the full Destination Guide itself!).

The Caravan supplement is available inside the full Destination Guide :-)

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Cape York Travel Forums.

cape york travel

Plan Your Trip... the FREE Cape York Travel Pocket Guide

Get this 50 pages guide totally for FREE. It 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 around, where to stay (general info), what will it cost.. and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.

Plan and Bring to the Trip... the full Destination Cape York Travel Guide

visit 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 ;-)

If you liked the books or this website, let others know about it! 

Link to it from your website, your blog, your forum post... Share it on Facebook, Tweet about it...

Every link helps other travellers!

Thank you for doing the right thing and letting others know :-)

destination cape york

Latest Pages

Notice Board

Ask a Question

YOUR Adventure

YOUR Cape Memories

Keep yourself updated
on the latest -
weather, roads,
free travel tips,
and get the
FREE Cape York
Pocket Guide!




Don't worry - your email address is totally secure.
I use it only to send you the Cape York News.

Get the FREE Pocket Guide:
cape york travel free pocket guide

Get the Big Destination Guide
destination cape york book

Available with the Big Destination Guide:
cape york dog caravan trailer
FEEDBACK Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
cape york businesses

loyalty beach