Karumba to cooktown

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 10:13
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Details of things to do, places to see.Planning atrip in July with wife & 2 kids,no boat!
Would like to do some fishing, maybe chater or hire a tinnie.
Does anyone have suggestions for things to do bewteen Karumba and Cooktown?
Is it worth heading north then east (avoiding crowds)or across tyhrough Croyden.
Info of around the north of cooktown would also be appreciated
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Reply By: Graham & Ann - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 18:15

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 18:15
Check out whats to do and see here
http://www.gulf-savannah.com.au/regions/etheridge.asp
Croydon is nice spot well worth 2 nights stopover, Jo & Joe's Bedrock villiage cvp at Mt Suprise is top spot to stay, can do day trips from there if you want to cobbold Gorge, Obriens Ck gem fields, Lava tubes.. Butcher shop in Georgetown opposite pub has top meat at low prices..
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Reply By: chapo - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 18:37

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 18:37
Totally agree with the butcher at Georgetown. Absolutely beautiful meat at unbelievably low prices, fill the fridge there. Also I would like to recommend camping at Tallaroo hot springs, a working cattle station with great camping facilities and a great hot spring swimming pool.
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Reply By: Graham - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 20:06

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 20:06
Chilligoe is a must. Give yourself a full day to do the cave tours, ie. arrive day 1, tour day 2 and depart day 3.
Depending on time, one option would be to go via Croydon stopping at Undara for a look through the Lava Tubes,
onto Mt Garnet then follow the old gold rail line route North to Lappa,then
onto Chilligoe,
North from Chilligoe to Laura via Palmerville station,
from Laura to Cooktown via Battle camp
Lakefield NP is another spot worth a look
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Reply By: Ian & Julie - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:34

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:34
hey guys see you got some good suggestions already but have heard palmerville has been locked down you could always drop down from chillagoe go via mt mulligan ( great gold mining relics and historical sites plus great camping ) then continue nth through kondaporinga to the cooktown road . dont forget the mareeba rodeo 2nd weekend in july great party time . wish were goin with ya
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