cape york

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 14:37
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hi all just got back from the cape.just for future travellers the price to cross on the barge has gone up to $129 per car.i think its $135 with trailer and $145 car/van
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Reply By: mkey l - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 16:10

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 16:10
thanks for your post, I just hope that by the time I'll go there the price maybe less, so that I could enjoy for more.
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Reply By: Member - Red Trev and Sue - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 17:40

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 17:40
Did you have a look at the Jardine? Damn, for that money, we very nearly crossed it, but it's a long way across and someone mentioned crocs! The south side looks good but the north side looks all mud and crap. Atleast the ferry fee covers your camping above the Jardine!
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Follow Up By: traveln round - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 18:20

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 18:20
yes that is true about covering camping fees where there is free camps.still have to pay at the parks as such if you want to stay in town when heading over to thursday is etc.
word has it that they have dug big holes in the river on entry and exit of the old telly track so there is no other option bar use the ferry
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 18:29

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 18:29
Here is a bit from the CM in June regarding the fees.

Jardine Ferry

Note the comment about trying to cross at the old crossing
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Reply By: craigandej - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 19:48

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 19:48
Depending on the election, the Jardine may get a bridge.
Yes the old crossing has been dug out below the water level, a bit of a trap set by locals for more ferry business.
Don't expect the ferry to run early. Saw it start at 945am then 10am another day. Saves the ferryman waiting around for a load I guess.
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Follow Up By: traveln round - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 20:16

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2013 at 20:16
yer pretty casual there but hey people wanting a lift cross arnt going anywhere till there ready.
have herd rumours that they are looking at making the cape heritage listed.lets hope not as that will tie up more land that we cant access
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 22:10

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 22:10
The money is available for the bridge but the traditional owners wont let it be built.
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 at 06:17

Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 at 06:17
While on the subject of the Cape, anyone seen or heard of Joe n' Mel since they moved up there.
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