We completed 8 weeks up at the cape arriving home mid August 2014.
Unfortunately I only discovered your newsletter a couple of issues before we left.
There is definitely a need for a site like this where people can tell of their own experiences.
The vast majority of drivers were courteous and friendly a lot of people do none or little research before a trip like this.
One group of Camper Trailer drivers thought there were overtaking lanes on the Old telegraph track and refused to get off the road for fear of scratching their cars. What a mob of tossers.
We came back via Bathurst Bay, Bathurst Heads to Cape Melville where the site of Australia greatest maritime disaster monument lies, to Hope Vale via the Wakooka Track, a magnificient drive but not one to be done alone.
My advice to your readers - do your homework before you go and allow sufficient time to complete you journey.
We spoke to people who travelled from Brisbane to the Tip and had a 10 day turnaround.
Why Leave at all - DON'T RUSH.
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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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As of winter 2018 this site is
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