Cape York

Submitted: Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 08:03
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Hi
Leaving from the Goldcoast and going to the Cape on the 6th of June,has anybody heard if vehicles are getting to the top as yet and the condition of the tracks?

Regards Lozza
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Reply By: Member - The MALS (QLD) - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 12:19

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 12:19
lozza, My son and his girlfriend left Bamaga last Monday (10th may) for a holiday in SE Qld. He said 4x4s have been getting through for a couple of weeks now. There are a couple of deepish water crossings but he expects to get through in his Hilux - and I expect him for the family roast next Monday.
By 6th June you should be fine.
We leave in late June for 6 months around Aus. but have elected to fly from Cairns to the Cape to save time for places furthur afield. We have the advantage of a vehicle to check out all the spots while we are up there.
Have a great trip
The MALS
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 12:53

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 12:53
Lozza
Enjoy the trip - could you do me (and I suspect a lot of other forumites) a favour and post the track conditions and any special things to look out for (eg exiting Palm Ck coming south) when you get back.
Thanks
Pete
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 13:06

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 13:06
ooops - meant to say I'm heading up there on 24 July
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Reply By: Troopster - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 16:35

Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 16:35
Lozza
I was talking to a park ranger in Cooktown on Friday, he said if your going through the coast road up to Cape Melville he would suggest you speak to them before you leave. Lakefield is still not open to pass all the way through. It is expected to open all the way within two weeks. You can get to Kalpowar Crossing but no further. We are leaving Cooktown on the 14th June going thru to Cape Melville (hopefully).
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but the better half was wishy washee about unknown people coming with us.
Have a good time
Geoff.
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Follow Up By: lozza - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 11:57

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 11:57
Hi Geoff,
We will be leaving cooktown on about the 11th,not going through Cape Melville.Thanks for the info.

I understand how your wife feels,I probably should have meant it is nice to meet other people on a trip of this nature,however we are not actually wanting to tag along.

Regards Lozza.
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