Article Comment: Cape York

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 at 16:16
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Hi
Is that good idea to do cape in october or begining of november?
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 at 17:55

Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 at 17:55
The humidity is just starting to hit the far North. I,m in Cairns and definitely feel that the high humidity will be here within the next few weeks. It will be bloody hot up the North (35+) and if the humidity is high it can be a mongrel time to do any camping. If your from down South...forget it! Most Southerners clear out by mid September. Its as dry as up there at the moment as well. The fishing may pick up, the crocs will be restless, the camp grounds quiet and the roads corrugated and dusty. However it will be the build up weather that could ruin your trip. You will have all the swimming holes to yourself though and campgrounds wont be busy so a good relaxing time can be had. It just depends if you can handle the heat...you will definitely need air conditioning at nigh or some serious fans!!
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Reply By: Member - mechpete - Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 at 18:15

Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 at 18:15
yep too hot that time of year
to be up there , June ,July, August the best
mechpete
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Reply By: Mick85 - Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 at 18:29

Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 at 18:29
Thanks for the info.i can leave it till nxt year.
How about fraser island?? Could be a better option?
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Reply By: Theo D - Friday, Oct 06, 2017 at 21:50

Friday, Oct 06, 2017 at 21:50
Yes, it's getting warm. This is coming from a Cairns local who works up and down the coast everyday!

Rather then Cape York you could base a trip around the Cooktown region rather then venturing up too far North. Cooktown/Archers Point/Starcke River area's this time of year are notoriously windy (October is a very windy month). You could even sneak your way up to Cape Melville. Fishing is good this time of year, when the waters warm though things die back quick.

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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 14:51

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 14:51
I’m a Cape Melville junky. We have been there in October and it was quite, very enjoyable. See my blog for details.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 18:23

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 18:23
One thing I noticed though Beatit....you had an air-conditioned van for your travels..Spend 2 weeks in the build up without it and its a different story. 25+ years and I still find it can be a real bastard at times. 9 I dont use air-con when camping...prefer the open air. Just a 12 volt fan. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 20:39

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 at 20:39
Hahaha, yep, that is my current arrangement but it can't get to Cape Melville! We still need to use our camping trailer and sleep under canvas. No fan either as there is usually a good breeze blowing there.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Bigfish - Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 06:42

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 06:42
Nice to see you have a choice of trailers...now what will I do? Go camping or glamping....lol
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Follow Up By: Theo D - Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 18:55

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 18:55
Hey beatit your rig looks familiar. Did you have it for sale a few months ago on g-tree? (Prob someone else). Guess if your a Melville fan you have done the coastal route from Starcke to Melville. Love that track... very slow going but some good challenges especially if its wet. We spent a full day there once at the howick river saltflats recovering a vehicle for a tourist who drove they're $40k hilux into it at high tide
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 19:28

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 at 19:28
I’ve not yet offered it for sale but I’m about to list it for sale. Strangely we haven’t done the coastal road mainly because we’ve been time poor. The salt flats were our first trip and I have a mate who has been going more regularly and who has been stuck there for a while.

I’ve kept my camper trailer for another visit there and Fraser Island.
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