Travel to Iron Range NP. on Cape York Peninsula

Wife and I are planning a trip to Iron Range NP leaving Perth middle of May.We will be towing an off road Jayco van and realize that we will be unable to take it all the way. Any info. on where to leave the van and other helpful hints would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Tom
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 06:52

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 06:52
I will be travelling to Cape York [Safari with CMCA 25 MH's] in June believe that arrangements have been made for us to leave the MH and 5'ers [secure] at Laura.
Pet-els
aka PeterH

Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 503750

Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 07:30

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 07:30
If you want to take the van all the way to the top and visit Iron Range, Leave the van at Archer River Roadhouse, or take it into Weipa and leave it.
AnswerID: 503752

Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 09:37

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 09:37
Why can't you take it to Iron Range? It would handle the trip just fine- the road is much improved unfortunately.
AnswerID: 503766

Follow Up By: Willykj - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 11:32

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 11:32
Agree with above - if you have an offroad van you will have no problem taking it to Iron Range. Our last visit was in Sep 12.
0
FollowupID: 780520

Follow Up By: Member - Tom L (WA) - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 13:54

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 13:54
thank you all for your input. Very helpful.
0
FollowupID: 780531

Follow Up By: Al-one - Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 20:54

Friday, Feb 01, 2013 at 20:54
Again on taking an off-road van (20') to Cape York. Is it possible to take one into Port Stewart and to Captain Billy's Landing?
0
FollowupID: 780557

Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 07:50

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 07:50
I have not been on the Port Stewart road for years but I think yes to that one. Someone else may have recent experience. As for Capt Billy, I would strongly advise against it, due to the very low trees and narrowness of the track.
0
FollowupID: 780592

Follow Up By: Al-one - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 21:08

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 21:08
Thanks for the info. I will give Capt Billy a miss.
0
FollowupID: 780658

Reply By: Member - Warrie (NSW) - Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 11:23

Saturday, Feb 02, 2013 at 11:23
Hi Tom, the thumbnail pic is of our old Jayco Swan van taken on a creek crossing in Iron Range NP in 2008. It was an enjoyable drive with about 100 creek crossings - all easy. Camped at Chili Beach where it could be windy but not as windy as Captain Billy Landing where it blew a hot gale all night....... W
Warrie

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

AnswerID: 503857

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)