Cape York Jardeen Barge

Submitted: Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 16:53
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Hi all we crossed the mighty river but be aware that as the first of May the fares have been increased now the fares are mightier than the river $130 for one vehicle so if you are towing trailer or van put some extra aside folks.

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Reply By: cookie1 - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 17:11

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 17:11
Cripes, when we went through in 2009 it was $80.00

I like to support the locals but this seems a bit excessive increase for a 2 minute trip

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 18:27

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 18:27
Let me guess. The actual cost is about $40 but the rest is for licences and insurance?
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Reply By: steved58 - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 20:02

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 20:02
Just as well Ihave allready completed that trip as at that price its off the list of places to visit I think they will go broke nobody in their right mind would pay that for 2 minutes
Crazy
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 21:06

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 21:06
Go broke? - doubt it will affect it one bit mate

nice name, Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Monday, May 06, 2013 at 23:06

Monday, May 06, 2013 at 23:06
People will line up to pay it, then whinge about it.

If you want to go to the Tip you have to pay....unless you want to try the old crossing.....like this shows near the end.........

Hoo roo,
Steve (hey, is everyone called Steve??)
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Reply By: Member - Justin O (QLD) - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 21:13

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 21:13
In 1980 no ferry no fee. Had to be wary of crocs wading through the river to mark best way across. Croc numbers down back then due to hunting.
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 22:01

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 22:01
$130 as a percentage of the total cost of getting there is tiny. This amount covers not only the ferry but includes access to the Cape. This increase will not stop one person going to the Cape. The only reason I am not going to the Cape again are the idiots on the PDR showering everyone with stones.
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Follow Up By: cookie1 - Monday, May 06, 2013 at 18:51

Monday, May 06, 2013 at 18:51
Could not agree more, we nearly came a cropper trying to overtake a semi who decided to speed up as we were alongside his cabin then we both hit the dirt and another occassion we had a guy coming the other way on our side of the dirt around a corner.

The bit that I can't resolve is the 60% rise in ferry fees, I can see people thiking about doing the crossing. When we returned they didn't ask to see our ticket at all.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip apart from those incidents

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