Townsville to Weipa - travel time ?

Submitted: Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 22:53
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Hi,

I'm leaving for the big island in a couple of days, and will be heading North, eventually to Cape York.

I'll be stopping off in Townsville for a while, but have a fishing mate to meet at Weipa - anyone with an accurate idea of travelling time between Townsville and Weipa ?

I don't want to be travelling "flat out", but major side trips and sightseeing can be done on the return trip, after I've been up to the Cape.

Thanks in advance
Terry
2003 HZJ 78 Troopy camper

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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 23:07

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 23:07
Townsville to Cairns - Easy travelling on Hwy about 6 to 8 hours depending on traffic and rest stops.

Cairns to Weipa - Bituman to Lakelands, about 200km, nice trip. After that it is 600km of dirt and corrugations. When I did it in March it was an absolute shocker but it has been re graded since then so should be OK. Allow 9 to 10 hours from Cairns minimum.

Cheers
Muddy
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 23:10

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 23:10
Thanks for that

Terry
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Follow Up By: mik_wright - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:10

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 08:10
6-8 hours? No way. If the traffic is BAD it might take five hours T'ville to Cairns normally about 4. Check out Travelmate it has a handy calculator for distances and times, can even give you directions to print out and follow while in the car.

Mik
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 13:26

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 13:26
Cool site - thanx Mik
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:51

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 17:51
Depends on what you go and see on the way.
If you do that run townsville to cairns without stopping yes about 4 hours.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Pterosaur - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 22:12

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 22:12
Thanks Eric
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