We're off - leave for Cape York tomorrow

Submitted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 09:00
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White 2001 Jackaroo towing a Tambo Camper Trailer leaving Melbourne tomorrow (for 8 weeks) and heading up the Kidman Way to Townsville, then on to Cairns and and Cape York mid June. Hope all the roads and National Parks open soon. I was about to say you'd be surprised how many hours I've spent on ExplorOz during the past couple of years, but I suspect you wouldn't be surprised at all. Thanks to the ExplorOz Team for a terrific website, and thanks to all who've responded to my questions as I've been preparing for this trip. Best wishes to all who venture forth into this beautiful country. Rob.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:03

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:03
Throw me a rope if you see me stuck in a river up there will ya...Be there soon myself..
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Reply By: draff - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:08

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:08
enjoy your drive! we will be following in your tracks leaving monday morning! might see you on the road! can't beat that feeling of turning the 4by north!
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:45

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:45
Just been talking to a friend who's taking some bikes there on June6 . He tells me there are still a lot of difficult places and some locals are worried about the effects of high volume traffic on the roadworks.
Nevertheless , I'm sure everyone will have a great time. Travel carefully and keep an eye out for a mob of quad bikes.
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:02

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:02
Just found this! We're heading off from the ACT on 1 July

Site Link

Sandy
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Reply By: Takn it Easy (QLD) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:16

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:16
Is there anyone who is not going north. There was a movement some years ago to man the border gates and charge admission to God's own country - but it failed as no one would give up their lifestyle to man the Gates !
I am also heading north in a few weeks , New Hilux single cab /canopy - don't a pic yet but hope to see you there.
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Follow Up By: ZUKSCOOTERX90(QLD-MEMBER) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 17:22

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 17:22
May be the reason for going north is they had on the new's last night that they found several big cannabis plantation's up there Lol:}< Just kidding that is for what the traeller's are going for,enjoy you're trip's every one. bob. :)-<
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Reply By: Member - Zach S (SA) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 13:36

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 13:36
ill be heading from adelaide on 2 July, leave cairns to go to the tip on the 7th july, cant wait, just got a snorkel, and new suspension for my GQ so she is ready to go.

Im sure will run into a number of you up there, do you all have exploroz stickers on your cars?

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Reply By: Jack0Dazza - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:30

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:30
I travelled up the Cape in 1994 with a Tag Along Tour, in a Rodeo TC T/Diesel, towing a Cavalier Camper Trailer, 4 wheeling version. I was advised by the Tour operators not to take the trailer, but I ignored them. Silly thing. There is a lot of sand, and towing a trailer trough the sand saw me bogged more times than enough, I was the butt of a lot of jokes as the rest of the group pulled me out for the umpteenth time. Every time they saw sand, they would yell over the CB radios to "get the ropes out for D...". Never again. Getting in and out of the very small camping places along the Telegraph Road was a nightmare, with the trailer. Other than that, everything in the trailer was destroyed by the corrugations, which were horrendous, and only exceeded in my experience by the Gunbarrel 'H'way'.
Have fun!
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Reply By: Robbg - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:43

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 21:43
Thanks for that guys - see you on the road.
Rob.
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