Travelling to Cape York

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 21:28
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We are interested in travelling to Cape York, towing our Cavalier Off-Road camper trailer. By the time we would like to do this trek, our son would be ~4.5 years old and we were wondering how practical the trip would be with a young child. We would appreciate any information/tips from people who have tried the trek with young children of similar age. We would probably try to do this as a tag-along.
Thanks, Greg & Kate
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Reply By: ramp - Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 21:59

Tuesday, Jul 01, 2003 at 21:59
greg, a group of 5 or 6 families are going on the 1/6/04 and the youngest child will be 4.3 years.we are towing off road trailers you are more than welcome to come along.let me know your email address or contact numbers if you would like some more information cheers.
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Follow Up By: PeterWA - Wednesday, Jul 02, 2003 at 09:54

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2003 at 09:54
We went up the cape with 4 children aged from 4 to 12 about 12 years ago. There was no problem at all, in fact we picked up a mother with a baby(!) along the way, and gave them a lift.
The track at that time was too rough for our camper trailer, (not a 4WD) which we left at Port Douglas, and the kids slept in a tent, whilst we slept in the back of the cruiser.
We used a book by Ron and Viv Moon for the trip, which is probably around still and updated, highly recommend it if still available
regards
PeterWA
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Follow Up By: Greg Skilleter - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 07:45

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 07:45
Peter and Ramp. Thanks for the information. Our main concern was whether our son would get too bored with the long periods of driving. We looked into some of the tag-along trips and they were covering serious distances per day, leaving little time for periods out of the car for running around. We were thinking about taking 3weeks (Cairns to Cairns) for the trip and taking it relatively slowly - is this a reasonably amount of time, or would this still require long drives each day. Regards, Greg
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Reply By: ramp - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 08:27

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 08:27
greg,we are going to do 18 days cooktown to cooktown
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Follow Up By: Greg Skilleter - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 08:36

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 08:36
Ramp. Be interested in details - gskillet@bigpond.net.au
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Follow Up By: PeterWA - Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 12:10

Thursday, Jul 03, 2003 at 12:10
Depends on your boy's personality...they're all different, aren't they.
I would think that would be a very comfortable trip, plenty of time off for the beautiful spots along the way.
PeterWA
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