Vrilya Point Cape York

Submitted: Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 09:59
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Does any one know the condition of the track into Vrilya Point?
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:05

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:05
It's over a year since we've been out to Virilya (been there 3 times in total). In each instance the track in was never a problem.
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Follow Up By: catray - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:45

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:45
Thanks for that Rosco.i am making an ittinery for my next trip & asking the question in advance.
Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosco from way back - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:56

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:56
No worries. One of the better spots on the Cape and certainly not to be missed if possible and time permits.
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:39

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:39
Just remember that Vrilya Point is located in the Mapoon and "theoretically" if you intend to visit on the way up you "should" go up to the Ferry first and buy a ticket which includes the permit to camp.

That's how it was explained to me anyway!
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Follow Up By: catray - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:59

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:59
Thanks Lyn,
We were there about 4 year ago but i have since read that it might be closed to "visitors".
Regards
Ray
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:44

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 12:44
Hi Catray,
We were there last season, August and found a fairly hairy timber log creek crossing with an easy entry towards Vrilya but an immediate sharp right hand steep uphill turn on the exit.
Would be difficult if towing a camper in and more difficult when returning.
The rest of the track was a walk in the park.
That said it is a magic place with excellent fishing especially from a boat at the creek entry north of the camp ground.
Kev
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Follow Up By: catray - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 20:11

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 20:11
Thanks Kev,
I remember that log crossing,but I was vehicle only that time.this time I will have a trailer but fully aware.
Regards
Ray
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Reply By: DaveO*ST-R - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 14:48

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 14:48
We were also there in August last year. The track in was fine - somewhat corrugated but OK. A bit narrow in spots so when meeting oncoming traffic, just need to find a spot to pull over - beware some of the crazy dirt bike riders though - scared the daylights out of us on more than one occasion !!! As stated, the log bridge about 4 k's in from the PDR needed caution towing a camper, but we had no issues going in or coming out.

The beach run (we headed north 9 or so k's to the point) was good - the sand was soft and deepish in places - momentum and tyre pressures are your friend !!

Cheers

Dave
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Follow Up By: catray - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 20:13

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 20:13
Thanks DaveO
That is the area I will be heading for,hope it is ok this year.
Regards
Ray
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Reply By: Member - Nevs4b - Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 22:40

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 22:40
We were there last September (2012), and it was one of the highlights of our Cape trip ! The log bridge is easy going in but requires a bit of manoeuvring coming out, if like us, you have a trailer on, expect a multiple point turn to line the bridge up before coming over, the best camping is up the beach which can be soft, however well worth the effort.
By the way, take plenty of water, the Sand Wells are fine for washing but can be a bit difficult to decant.
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