Has anybody travelled to Cape York in the last month?

Has anybody travelled to Cape York in the last month?

by Heather

Has anybody travelled to Cape York in the last month?

We're planning to go 22 July 2016 but I'm hearing there's still been a lot of rain about.

Another question, where do the corrugations start, approximately?

How many k's of corrugation before the Weipa turn off?

What's the road like going into Weipa?

We have a Nissan Pathfinder with a very lightly loaded roof rack, we've had the car lifted a little and have a snorkel, but are concerned that this car is not robust enough for the journey.

It's diesel but has a small tank so the roof rack is to carry extra diesel and water.

We have a radio and recovery gear but don't have a back up battery.

We will get a small fridge because we're veg heads so don't need space for meat or dairy.

Thanks in advance for any answers,


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Trip to the Tip
by: Col Whittaker

Just travelled up to the Tip and back June 2-14.
The roads are pretty good, well maintained, don't forget that the PDR is the main road up through the Cape to Weipa and Seisia. This road has a hard surface and should be no trouble. There was no rain during our trip. Be aware that the rain can cause an increase in river levels, and that may be a problem, not the road.
That is of course if you stick to the main roads and not the ones the idiots drive on.

by: Heather

Thanks Col Whittaker

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