Trip to the Cape

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 09:40
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I'm planning a return trip to the Cape this June/July from Sydney. My question is how much time should I allow. I will have up to 8 weeks available, is this sufficient. Are there any must see side trips. It will probably be a few years before I will have an opportunity to return so I wouldn't like to rush through it.
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Reply By: Member - Peter D M - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 10:01

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 10:01
michael, 8 weeks should be plenty, i did it in june - july 2001. 4 weeks ex byron bay 2 days each way to cairns you can take your time.
id recommend ron moons book "cape york an adventurers guide" available in the shop on this web site. it has comprehensive info on "everything" including itineries which you may have to adjust as we did because of extended wet conditions in june. we went alone and had a great trip, be prepared and try for the creb track and roaring meg falls.
regards peter
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Reply By: wheely - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 13:43

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 13:43
Dear Michael,
Yes 8 weeks will be plenty of time. We did the trip last June which we had an absolute ball.
I recommend travelling the telegraph up and back, the bypass is way too corrigated.
Don't miss Chilli beach!! A slow and rough road to get into Chilli beach but well worth the effort. You could spend a week there relaxing. They have toilets but no showers and no fresh water.
Twin Falls is also a must !! We also travelled the telegraph above Twin Falls which was great.
Keith Moons book is excellent and very accurate.
Have a great trip
Regards
Wheely
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Follow Up By: Michael - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 16:03

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 16:03
Thanks Peter DM and Wheely,

I have just ordered the Keith Moon book on the Cape.
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 22:06

Thursday, Mar 27, 2003 at 22:06
WHO's Keith Moon?
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Reply By: wheely - Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 09:52

Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 09:52
Dear Lyds
Keith Moon has travelled the Cape York area for many years and writes a very detailed book on the area. A must have if your travelling up there!!!!
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Follow Up By: StephenF - Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 09:59

Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 09:59
I don't think Keith Moon ever visited Cape York. He was the drummer for The Who and died a few years ago!

I think you mean Ron Moon.

Stephen.
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Reply By: wheely - Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 10:08

Friday, Mar 28, 2003 at 10:08
Oh yes you could be right, good to see someone is on the ball!!!!!!!
Anyway the book is very good.
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