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Can anyone tell me if there is a permit system to up to cape york to the tip and or i herd there might be a number system to restrict the amount of people there at once.
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 09:39

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 09:39
Your permit is part of the Jardine Ferry crossing fee, which is around $90.00.

Never heard of any restriction on numbers.
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Reply By: John G17 - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 10:19

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 10:19
There's plenty of info & contacts within the following webpage:-

http://www.cooktownandcapeyork.com/

Also

http://www.australian-4x4.com.au/cape-york-peninsula-australia.html

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Reply By: Chris_K - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 11:55

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 11:55
Yep - there sure is a camping permit system in place to control numbers. You need to book all camping permits in advance, on-line, at all Qld Govt managed National Parks. Not only that, in most places, you need to book a specific numbered site. Rangers come around and check randomly - and fine people for camping without permits. Was a bit of a sceptic about the system - but seemed to work well when we were there last year. Only problem is that is if you want to have a more casual plan - you need to find an internet connection to see if any spots are available....and internet is a little thin on the ground.

Go to www.nprsr.qld.gov.au to check out availability for all their locations.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:17

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 12:17
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Yes, It's a great system!! See arrows below!



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Follow Up By: Chris_K - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 13:07

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 13:07
...so just don't try and book tomorrow, or on your iPad!

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 13:34

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 13:34
Yes Chris, all very well unless you only have an iPhone.
There always seems to be some issue with this system in my experience!
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Follow Up By: Chris_K - Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 14:02

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013 at 14:02
Hi Allan

Yep - must admit that the web site is also a little unstable as well - sometimes it doesn't seem to work with Internet Explorer either. So don't:

1. Book tomorrow,
2. Use Internet Explorer (sometimes),
3. Use an iPad,
4. Use an iPhone,
5. Be creative and turn up on a different day.

.....but apart from that it's great... :-/

Perhaps we should resort to calling their office?

Have a good one.

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Follow Up By: traveln round - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 10:07

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 10:07
Thanks all for the info.have a nice weekend and cheers
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Reply By: Member - eighty matey - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 13:48

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 13:48
G'day,

that info about camping permits only applies if you want to camp in National Parks.

When we were up there we didn't camp in NPs at all and free camped at a lot of great spots, plus there's a few caravan parks once you are near Bamaga and Seisia.

There's a lot of places to camp without worrying about Nps.

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Follow Up By: traveln round - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 16:16

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 16:16
Ok thats what i like to hear.if free camping like that is there still a grog restriction there.we are hoping to do old telly track.im use to grog restrictions etc as i live in nt but iknow the system here.i was reading 1 box a beer per car.where does this rule start and finish in the cape?
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Follow Up By: Member - OnYaBike - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 18:19

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 18:19
The grog restrictions are for the communities such as NPA, Napranum etc and vary from community to community. For NPA it starts at the Jardine River. So on the road you can carry what you like but must adhere to the relevant restrictions once you enter a community. You can purchase supplies in the NPA if you run short, don't know about the other communities. Look here for details for each community in North Qld.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 22:21

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 22:21
There's no need to load up with grog because you can buy it at Bamaga Tavern.
The price isn't over the top, considering where they are.

Spirit mixers are expensive and I'm not sure about wine but beers ok.

Here's a picture of the sign with the alcohol limits as you get off the ferry;




The rest of the main roads on the way up are not limited.



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