Wiligi outstation and Cobourg peninsular

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Hi all
We will be visiting these areas July/august this year, permits gained and a boat trip to the Victoria ruins organised, anyone visited these places last dry and do you have any tips, I have timed out the approx crossing time for the Cahill river.
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Margaret
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Reply By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:22

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 21:22
Hi Margaret
Might pay to check if the store is going to be open this year, (it wasn't last year) other wise you are going to have to make your own way to Victoria Settlement. Which is a bit hard without a boat. Also check the tide times to get across Cahill Crossing. If you are interested in Aboriginal Art, get a permit to go to the Injalak Arts & Craft Centre at Oenpelli, it's worth the short drive off the main track.
Merl camping ground is just before you get to Cahill Crossing on the East Alligator River just in case you want to camp close to catch the tide in the morning. Guluyambi Boat Cruise on the East Alligator is also worth the effort, the locals will even show you how to throw a spear. Sunset at Ubirr is also a must. When you get to Coburg leave some oysters on the rocks for the next lot.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 09:51

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 09:51
Rick do you have a phone number for the store by any chance??

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 09:49

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 09:49
Hello Margaret
I will also be on the Cobourg Peninsular in July.
Can I ask who you booked the Victoria Ruins boat trip through?

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Follow Up By: Margaret B - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 13:38

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 13:38
Hi John
We have booked the trip to Victoria Ruins thru Venture North Australia tours, phone 08 89275500 or email venturenorth@bigpond.com. I have been corressponding with Nerida, we are booked for 4th August @ $120 per person
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 14:47

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 14:47
Thanks Margaret we will be there around mid July.
We may cross paths, say hello if you see the Troopy with the EO sticker on the back.

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Follow Up By: Margaret B - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 17:38

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 17:38
Sure will, we don't go into Cobourg until 31st july, going to Gove first, we will have a troopy in our convoy, they are new recruits at this outback travelling, I will look out for you
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 19:15

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 19:15
Hi Margarat
By the sounds of it Venture North are now doing the tours of the Victoria Settlement. Ph no. of the store is (08) 89790455 or you could try the rangers at Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (Cobourg) (08) 89790244 to see if store is going to be open this year, you will need to be fully self sufficiant if it's not. You can look up the old web site as well www.cobourgadventures.com.au.
Have a great trip, you will love Gove as well.
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Follow Up By: Margaret B - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 20:09

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 20:09
Thanks for the numbers Rick, I will phone them closer to our departure, I went to the web site you suggested, but it is asking for a login and password, any ideas what it may be. What i need to know is, if there is access to water for showering etc or will we have to take in more than drinking water.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 21:46

Friday, Mar 13, 2009 at 21:46
Hi Margaret
Water isn't a problem, there are showers and drop toilets at both generator and non-generater campsites, they also have plenty of shades over the BBQ areas since the cyclone we had a few years ago that blew most of the shade trees away. are you spelling the website correctly, I just tried and put me straight through
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Follow Up By: Margaret B - Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:08

Saturday, Mar 14, 2009 at 11:08
Rick
got staight thru this time, just another glitch, I will email them closer to departure and see what is what as the site says they hope to be operating 2009
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Margaret
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