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Do you offer a hard copy of "Destination Cape York Travel Guide" by Karen Holmsten?

If so, I would be happy to acquire a copy (I realise the price would be higher than $27 for the e-book).

Also would you have a copy of the pocket book as well???


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Hi Linda,
by: Katrin

Yes you are in the right place :-)

The free Pocket Guide is here.

If you get any problems let me know and i will send you one as an email attachment :-)

The full Destination Guide is only available as an e-book - for a very good reason - a hard copy with the kind and amount of information would be impossible.

Hard copy authors leave the info vague because then they do not need to update it too soon, because to get a book published and printed costs them a lot of money.

With the ebook i can afford making updates any time, so i can keep the info fully detailed - way more detailed than any hard copy book available.

If you go to a bookshop you pay more for a lot less info, you don’t get details such as what actually applies on each camp spot (that changes almost yearly with the native title laws – never mentioned in any hard copy), where do the alcohol restrictions actually apply (some apply outside communities and are tricky, yet we are responsible – again no mention of detail in hard copies), plus a lot of local’s tips on how to spot that crocodile or find that secret swim hole - only to mention a few things – no hard copy authors actually live in here and know such details – they have just done the trip.

Even if you want to go and buy a hard copy (and pay more for less information) - it is still worth having the info of this ebook, even if all you did was to use it during your planning, on the screen, as a supplement for a hard copy, for the fully detailed information.

But ideally you'd print it, put it into a $2 folder, and use it for your planning as well as on the trip.

With all the prices, opening hours and contact details of everything (including accommodation, car mechanics, your closest grocery and bottle shop, hospital, etc, etc, etc..) it is an invaluable source on a Cape York trip - for which the information is a lot more important than the book format!

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Happy planning :-)


Email address problem
by: Peter

Katrin your site would not take my hotmail address without .au at the end.

My email doesnt have that in it and I haven't recieved conformation yet

Receipt 4958546813767122

by: Katrin

Hi Peter,

The Guide is sent automatically and instantly after the purchase to the email address that is linked to your Paypal account.

If you cannot find it in the inbox of that email account, please check your junk / spam folder as it does go there sometimes.

If you cannot access that email account please let me know either your surname or the email address that is linked to your Paypal account so that I can find your purchase.

The receipt number you gave didn't help unfortunately, i can also search with transaction number if you have that but surname or email is usually enough.

You can do all that privately by writing through the Contact Us page on this website, thank you :-)

The Doggie Guide Extra
by: Jennifer

i have just purchased your guide however when i paid for the doggie book extra by clicking on the image in the content it didnt take me to a link to download it.
I can send confirmation of purchase from paypal if you require it.


Hi Jennifer,
by: Katrin

I can see your purchase and i can see that you haven't downloaded the Doggie Guide.

I'm sorry the glitch is not in my end but i will help you until we get it right - have a look in your inbox :-)

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