Cape York road conditions

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2002 at 00:00
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Help needed on current road conditions for Normanton to Dunbar and north to Musgrave, also from Weipa via Stones Crossing to the Telegraph Road as well as the Old Telegraph Road to the Jardine River.
Alan
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Reply By: troy - Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00
Alan,

Great Divide Tours out of Sydney have a tag along up that way as we speak. Give Vic a call at GDT, and he may be able to tell you - or ask for DB's sat phone number (tour guide) and ring him yourself and ask him !!! Hes probably near the Jardine right now.

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Follow Up By: Alan - Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for the info, Troy. It would be great to get in touch with them when they come back.
Alan
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Follow Up By: Troy - Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00
Vic is in Sydney now - not on tour. He is in contact with the group regularly. DB gets back June 28.
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Reply By: Rob - Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2002 at 00:00
http://www.racq.com.au/racq.cfm?subpage=/02_jour/0_journeyindex.htm
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Reply By: Cashy - Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00
Alan,

I am not sure of the curent coditon of the roads but I do know that the track from Stones crossing to the4 Telegraph track has a solid gate accross it that requires a key from Berthaiugh Station to open. I know it is difficult to get preision for this track and it generally only given for people travelling from the telegraph track to Weipa. I did it last year and it is relatively slow from the telegraph track to Stones crossing. From there to Weipa it is a reasonably good road.

Cashy
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Follow Up By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jun 13, 2002 at 00:00
I had heard it was no longer possible to travel either way using the Stones crossing route. If anyone has any recent reliable info on this I would love to know about it
Cheers Rob
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Follow Up By: Cashy - Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jun 14, 2002 at 00:00
Rob,

The information is upto date. Two of my friends are on there way up and have got permission to go through Berthauigh station to stones crossing provided they go from the telegraph track to Weipa. There is a charge per head. it is at the descretion of the owner and I am not sure what criteria is used.

Cashy
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Follow Up By: Alan - Sunday, Jun 16, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 16, 2002 at 00:00
Rob and Cashy,
Thanks for the detailed info on the route through Stones Crossing. This will certainly help with our trip planning.
Alan.
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