Comment: Cape York

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 09:35
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Hi we are travelling to Cape york in the first week of July and as we are travelling alone it would be nice to do the OTL with someone for backup. We have a 120 Prado D4D with Snorkel, Old man emu lift kit, Winch,Diff locks, recovery gear, BFG All Terrain tyres, CB etc... We also have 3 children 9,8 and 4. We are tenting it and not towing. So we are looking for like minded travellers who have kids and have a similar spec car with the appropriate gear to travel with. We are leaving Canberra second 3rd week in June and slowly making our way up the coast, plan to be be in Cooktown late June or 1st July to start the Cape trip. Plan is to OTL up and Development road back. Flexible with dates and suggestions
Look forward to hearing from you.
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:57

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:57
Don't worry if you can't find any travel buddies. It will be like Queen St then, so help wouldn't be far away if you were in need.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:19

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 11:19
Like Rosco said, you will not be lacking for company and with your vehicle and setup you should have no difficulty on the OTT. Perhaps the only extra could be differential and gearbox extended breathers.

The only real difficulty in fording creeks is to select the right line and there are always people at each crossing who will happily advise on the correct line and give a helpful tow up a slippery bank if needed. Anyway, it's not a bad idea to pause at a doubtful crossing and watch one or two others cross first. Plus that pause allows the diffs a chance to cool a little before becoming submerged.

Have a great trip.

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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:26

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:26
We went up there a couple of years back around the same time. You certainly wont be on your own whether you travel solo or with a group. It's like Northborne Avenue.

Phil.

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Reply By: craigandej - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:31

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:31
Hi,
We are up there in July in a troopy, similar gear, doing it alone with a 2 & 3 year old tent/swags also. 6 weeks starting 8th July from Northern NSW.
Just be aware now is the time to book any National Park camping online, spaces are limited. (hard to plan I know).

Regards Craig & EJ
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Follow Up By: Free 5 - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:39

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:39
Cool, we are flexible on dates so stay in touch!
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Follow Up By: craigandej - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:43

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:43
craigandej@bigpond.com. The kids are 2 and 3 not the tent/swags!!
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Follow Up By: Free 5 - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:46

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 12:46
sheness@bigpond.com cheers
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Reply By: ExplorOz Facebook App - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 16:04

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 16:04
Leanne Waples posted this reply on the ExplorOz Facebook page:

We went at that time last year and tagged along with two groups when we got there. When it is only one more car, others were more than happy to help!!!!
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Reply By: ExplorOz Facebook App - Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 23:36

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 23:36
Leanne Waples posted this reply on the ExplorOz Facebook page:

We went at that time last year and tagged along with two groups when we got there. When it is only one more car, others were more than happy to help!!!!
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