ROAD TO WEIPA OPEN SOON

Submitted: Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:29
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The pdr should be officialy open by the weekend Just had jim from moreton station getting supplies and he has told me they are thinking of opening the road by the weekend good news guys I know Some people that drove out a few days ago with no dramas cheers sam
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:37

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:37
Thanks Sam, pretty late start for the tourist/silly season in Weipa hey!

Kind regards
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:46

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 13:46
Always be careful of what you wish for. Overheard from a shop assistant around two years ago, "I just wish that there weren't so many bl&&dy tourists !"
Late start is going to cost many people up that way a lot of $$$
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:05

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:05
Hi Footie,

The silly ones are people like me, that have to have trailer repairs in Weipa. Man it cost me a motsa and I reckon he could have almost retired from what I paid. Carry my own welder these days so will be just a tourist next time! Don't missunderstand me here I'm only too happy to spend $ in these places but that was robbery.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:37

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:37
Wait till you've had to have your radiator flown to Cairns for repair :))
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:41

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:41
Still cheaper than Weipa. It is inconvenient and anything not done by air up there takes for ever by road.

Hope it got there and back in one piece!

Kind regards
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Reply By: draff - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:35

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 14:35
Thanks Sam! Appreciate the update. We will hopefully be up that way mid June - just waiting to hear about the roads on the top half of the cape before we make our final plans!
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 16:09

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 16:09
The top end from weipa to bamaga roads should be open by the first week of June.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: draff - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 09:09

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 09:09
thanks Eric!! great news!
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Reply By: Scorcher - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 15:58

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 15:58
Thanks Sam,

At last some good news. A few of the more recent reports have been less than assuring.

Just in time, as I head off from Sydney in 36 hours !!

Now that it looks like we can get to Weipa at least, it's time to start pestering you for news on the road through to Bamaga. Any reports as yet??

Might see you in Weipa.

Regards

Scorcher
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 16:10

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 16:10
Read reply 2 up.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Scorcher - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 17:19

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 17:19
Thanks Eric.

There's been a bit of conflicting info recently. The ExploreOz road conditions currently shows Weipa to Bamaga as Open to 4WD, whereas another thread said it may not open until August !!

When do you head off on your first trip??

Might see you on the road.

Scorcher
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Follow Up By: draff - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 09:10

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 09:10
i think the august date was for heavy vehicles not normal 4WDs
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 18:42

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 18:42
Sam,
Another thanks or the info.
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