My partner and I are heading up to the Cape in June this year, starting from Mount Cotton (about 30 minutes north of the Gold Coast).
I've been mapping out our trip which we plan on doing in around 3 weeks.
I've so far planned up to the Bramwell Junction.
Now that I'm up to the Old Telegraph Track I'm having trouble finding information on how long these roads actually take, because a few Kms on these roads obviously take a lot longer than normal.
We don't plan on taking any of the bypass roads, my partner has a lot of experience in 4wding and also competes in 4wd competitions, so we would like to do the whole length of the Old Telegraph Track including Gunshot Creek etc.
How long does it actually take to complete the track (on average)?
Would you recommend only doing a few hours driving a day rather than long drives?
And what website do you go on to book camping?
Any suggestions for the Cape York trip (not necessarily just the OTT).
I'd greatly appreciate and advice and tips, I really want to be as prepared as possible, we've done lots of camping and 4wding before, just not in north Qld.
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