driven at least
1000km and finally made your trip to
the Tip of Australia
- the northernmost point of mainland Australia, your expectations are
right up and you won't be disappointed - you drive through some of the
most beautiful rainforest called Lockerbie
Scrub and once you reach the
coast there are excellent views over emerald blue waters..
"Oh, but what was that?",
you say as you drive past some abandoned buildings in total disrepair!
How is this possible - HERE???
You stop your vehicle and have a look around and you get more
and more astonished for every step you take. This was apparently a
luxury multi zillion dollar resort, and it's not like the
to clean up and sell the equipment - there are cool rooms, solar panels, huge oil tanks, generators, you
name it - they have literally walked out and
left millions of dollars worth of equipment behind!!???
You see the remains of a gate on the main road and work out that
once upon a time you
would have had
to be the resort guest to drive the
way to the Tip
- the way you now drive for free.
On the left hand side of the gate are remains of a camping ground and a
car park from which you would have had to walk to The Tip along a
now-broken-down rainforest boardwalk if you weren't a guest of the
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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