Way back in 1974, I journeyed from Brisbane up to Cooktown, then inland up to the Archer River.
My buddy and I were driving a 10 year old VW Beetle not modified in any way.
The bowl dust in the Archer River "gully" became an impassable barrier.
We turned around at the point and made our way to Ayers Rock. We had Weipa as our original destination to take advantage of the available jobs.
Any ways, looking at you publication, it would have been a real asset to have and might have saved us from daily breakdowns. What you have created is a real asset for future travellers in your neck of the woods.
As a measure of how unique and wonderful the Peninsula is, I remember every bit of it 46 years later.
I am writing a "travelogue" to explain my collection of slides and photos from this trip, all the details are being recovered from my strong memories of that corner of the world.
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 vehicle-recovery-guy partner).
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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This site uses British
English, which is the English we use in
best efforts have been made to ensure that all the information on this
website is correct, this site is not to be blamed should there be a
My main project is still to improve every single page on this website with more information and more, better photos. With almost 300 pages and so many photos to go through, it is very time consuming work, but it gradually happens, every day, right now :-)
This is the ORIGINAL Cape York Travel Guide run Locally on the Peninsula.