Cape york

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2003 at 12:47
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I am plan to go to Cape York in july and would appreciate some comments from some one who has been there recently regarding places not to miss, major hazards and any other useful comments. Thanks
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 12:59

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 12:59
Expect some heavly corrigated roads up north plus the CREB track (local favourite) is closed at the moment due to rain i think.
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Follow Up By: Stefan - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 13:19

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 13:19
Best Trip we have made. Ther is a book out there which gives you all the inside. I will find out the details.

have a look at www.nantz.de for some pics.

Stefan
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Follow Up By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 13:28

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 13:28
Would it be :

"Cape York - An adventures guide " by Ron and Viv Moon ?
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Reply By: Tony - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 13:15

Monday, May 19, 2003 at 13:15
Where would you start on things not to miss up the Cape.

Bloofield Track
Cooktown (a day or two)
Lakefield (a bit rough between Old Laura and Kalpower)
North via Musgrave (the graders have started towards Coen)
Good river side camp at Coen & Archer
Iron Range-Chilli Beach (frenchmans track to Weipa) Permits now required from Batavia Downs to camp on the Wenlock
Day or three in Weipa (on way up or back)
OTL both ways
Elliot Falls (both ways)
From the ferry there are lots to see and do (trip to TI)

There has been a lot of rain in the last couple of weeks (the road was still open last monday but bloody wet in spots)

Have a great trip.
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Follow Up By: Ray - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 08:31

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 08:31
Hi Tony,

You say in your email that you need a permit to camp on the Wenlock. Is the road from Batavia Downs across to the Weipa road public or does it also need a permit?

Thanks
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 14:02

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 14:02
It's a private road but they allow travellers to use it. In the past couple of weeks there has been a lot of cattle shot from the road and they have really got the sh#ts with locals and tourists alike, a lot of the local families used to go over to the Wenlock Falls to camp on their days off, no more, but you carn't blame the owners of Batavia.

They were towing with idea of closing the Frenchmans Track as it passes through Batavia country, to date its still open.

By the way the road over to the OTL is getting very rough and boggy and slow going in places.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 14:04

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 14:04
;;;; that should be toying not towing;;;;;
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