Cape York July / August

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:29
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Hi, all,

I intend to drive to the Cape departing from Cairns approx. on July 22nd (incl. CREB track and maybe OTL).

If time allows, I would like to make a diversion on the way back to Dunbar HS / Normanton, maybe a bit of the gulf road.

I come from France and travel on my own with a well equiped rent troopy with roof tent. I have already some outback experience (20.000 k off the bitumen in Oz), and am looking for nice people who might share parts of the trip.


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Reply By: fnq triton - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:48

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:48
i wouldn't be getting my hopes up on the Creb track, theres little chance of that being open
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Follow Up By: Member - Zach S (SA) - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 13:54

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 13:54
fnq, are you guessing about the CREB or do you know.

we are planning on doing it on 8th July.
so still another month to dry out
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:23

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:23
Most of the roads are pretty knocked about by the late "wet" up there this year.
Keep an eye on this site :

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and stick to the recommendations or else you might finish up as croc food.
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Reply By: Bernie H - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 16:40

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 16:40
Hi Eric,
I just returned to Sydney from up there on the 1st July 2006. The CREB track is still closed. You can get from Cairns to Cooktown via Mareeba and you can get to Karumba with no problems. Lake Tinaroo was 50% open but the camping areas were very soggy and chopped up. Anything North of Lakelands is closed with the Weipa road closed in at least three places. Best estimates we got in the last week of May from the Engineers working on the roads were maybe end July limited access. Kurrumba was great. Both location and weather. Caught more fish in one hour at Kurrumba than Three weeks at Cairns, Tinaroo and Cooktown.
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Follow Up By: austinrunner - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 07:10

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 07:10
The Cook Shire website shows that, as of 6/6/06, the Peninsula Developmental Road all the way from Laura to Weipa is open.
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