It is only
110km long but will take you one full day or two
shorter days to do. There are many creek
drive through water. If you don't want to do that, you can take Bypass
Old Telegraph Line
Telegraph Track got its name from the Old
- both were built together.
You can still see the poles along the
Bypass Roads were not built for travellers - they were first
built for Telstra workers to get through when newer kind of
communication means moved in.
Telegraph Station is a historical place to stay.
It is on
the Telegraph Road,
north of Wenlock
River bridge. It was
established in the late 1880s as a place to stay for the builders of
the Old Telegraph Line.
large camping ground
as safari tents.
the back there is a short walking track through the bush.
in the area include palm
and the rare cuscus.
also a few historical monuments and an old lonely grave.
spot to camp and have a look around.
Junction is in northern Cape York.
It is in
northern end of Telegraph
Road and southern end of Bypass roads and the Old Telegraph
Track - this is where the OTT starts.
turn left just before the roadhouse, at the entrance to the camping
to do the Old Tellie Track and want to drive along Bypass Roads,
roadhouse, that's where the southern Bypass Road starts.
can have a meal,
top up your fuel tank and buy postcards and some souvenirs.
a nice camping ground with
... and some massive termite
The mounds are some of the largest in Cape York - good
place to take a few photos.
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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