How wet is it.

Submitted: Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 12:15
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Just a thought that is more than likely on everybodies mind heading to Cape York.
How wet is it. I am going in early June via Cape Melville. Does anybody know if this is possible considering the amount of rain that has fallen out of the sky this season. I am going with two other vehicles (no winches) but not scared of a bit of water and mud.

Any info would be good.

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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 12:46

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 12:46

The feedback I've been getting is that it may still be a tad "damp" then.

We're heading up that way for work/pleasure, hopefully early July. Will be visiting alot of the mainland and island communities in relation to work issues so I've been keeping an eye on the wet also.
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Reply By: Well 55 - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:26

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:26
If you are going into Cape Melville via Starke Stn that time of the year you will need a winch.
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Reply By: Bros - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:47

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 13:47
if going via Lakefield and Kalpowar, barramundi Creek may be a tad wet also. I am going to Bathurst Bay in mid August, may be a bit drier by then. Give Lakefield ranger a ring on (07) 4060 3271 and they might know or can tell you someone who will know.
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Reply By: Moffy - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 14:45

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 14:45
Speaking with a client in Cooktown the other day he mentioned that the water was higher than most could remember it ever being and was staying high and not dropping. (He was saying maybe by August it will be OK)

If you know Kalpower crossing at all I'm told the Normanby river is (was) up over the campsites - i.e up the hill and flooding the toilets/shower block. - the tea tree swamps the other side of Kalopower crossing near the Marrett Creek campsites would have to be impassable for a fair while (months) yet.

best to speak to the locals closer to the date of your anticipated trip (and it may pay to have a back up destination in mind)
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:47

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 16:47
Sounds like a big wet this year & could riun a few peoples plans but not mine as Birdsville is now dry, isn't it Ruth?
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 19:51

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 19:51
Troopster I was talking to pete the other night and as he said its gona be fun.
He hopes it stops raining soon.
I am thinking /going to put a dif lock in the rear of the old girl thats the 4x4 not the misses.

All the best
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Reply By: Midge - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 21:46

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 21:46
We are planning to head to Cape Melville ealy June 3 or 4 vehicles, but if it is to wet we will reverse our trip and head to Weipa first and do Cape Melville on the return
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