AnswerID: 100554 Submitted: Monday, Feb 28, 2005 at 19:35
In August last year i towed a C/T to Cape Melville
). On the way up we went via Lakeland Downs, Laura
and Lakefield to Wakooka Outstation
then Cape Melville
. Stayed o'night in Laura
. Time from there to Bathurst Bay
approx 6 hours. The going was easy compared to the year before when i busted my rear Diff.
The road conditions
this way can vary from year to year depending on rainfall and traffic. We came home via Lakefield, Old Laura
homestead down the Battle Camp road to Cooktown
. Travelling time approx 8 hours.
I have been up the coast road from Cooktown
to Bathurst Bay
about 6 years ago and it took 14 hours to travel 180 k's. Three years ago we came back from Bathurst Bay
via the coast road and it only took 8 hours. I have been in parties that have towed strengthened boat trailers on the coast road an have had no problems, but on one other occasion i was with a bloke who towed a boat on an ordinary boat trailer and we broke
Rainwise may be the problem. Ring the rangers in Cooktown
just before you go and get their opinion. One of the rangers goes up that way every week or so.
Hope this helps in some way. Reply if you need more info.
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