Heading to Cape York August 2014 wheelchair user.

Submitted: Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 20:35
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Just wanted to talk to someone about the in and outs of a trip to Cape York over 6 weeks next year. I am very mobile in my wheelchair, except when it comes to sand and rocks. Experienced traveller, been all over Oz for 5 years. Wanted to run a few thoughts and ideas by someone who has done it. Not really interested in the "off the beaten track" options, gunna do the easiest route possible, but need to get to Iron Range, Weipa, Bamaga. Birdwatching and fishing are my interests. And this will be my one and only go at it. Would be great to hear from anyone, especially if you're planning something similar.

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Richard Cordukes
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Reply By: exmouth1 - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 01:52

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 01:52
G, day Richard, I was at cape York this year in august, you will have no trouble getting to the top as the roads will be in reasonable condition, roadworks are ongoing with the surfaces getting better all the time. Lots of bitumen every year. Weipa, Bamaga and siesia are all easy to get to. You can drive to within a couple of hundred metres of the tip , but the last bit is very steep and rocky, worth the drive out as you pass through some very good rainforest on the way. You should be able to get to fruit bat falls and twin falls as there is a board walk to the look out. You could ring Queensland parks as they will have information on wheelchair access, red and white lily lagoons should also pose no problems for you. Old Laura station is also ok.
Good luck
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 09:45

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 09:45
Hi Richard

While I can't comment on track conditions and the like, I would like to congratulate you for giving it a go.

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Reply By: bigden - Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 13:55

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 13:55
Richard, I don't think you will have many problems. even in the most remote place parks qld have disabled facilities. the road thru iron range into portland roads and lokhart river can get quite wet and may require getting out in the mud. the development road is a relatively easy? drive but you are in remote country
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