Cape preparation

Submitted: Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 14:37
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hi,
we are travelling to the Cape next month. Can anyone give me an update of road conditions, fuel prices etc. Given we have 3 weeks to drive from cooktown to the top and back, what are the main attractions we should visit.
Thanks
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 17:28

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 17:28
Bw road conditions are a bit better than usual when your up there it will be dusty and dry . The fuel price for diesel is on average $1 per/ lt .As for the attractions I would need 2 pages to give you a small run down.
All the best
Eric
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Reply By: BW - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:18

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:18
Thankyou Eric
Dusty and Dry, should I take extra beer???, are there restrictions on alcohol up there and what are they?
Regards
BW
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 21:15

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 21:15
Bw there are restictions on alcohol aparently you should not carry more than 1 carton per truck but so far I have not been asked or seen any evidence of this. There are areas were you are not permited to take alcohol they are generaly the ones that need a permit to go to so when you get the permit ask .
All the best
EricCape York Connections
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Reply By: terryo - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:20

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:20
We are heading up next month as well.
Leaving 31st. Have 4 weeks cairns to cairns.
Have a friend who will be back from there Friday hopefully with plenty of info.
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Reply By: BW - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:38

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:38
Please let us know of his experiences, might see you up there.
BW
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:39

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2003 at 20:39
bypass roads are crap + 8, because last year they were worse........
stick to the telegraph track........
a few of the creek crossings still have some depth whilst the creeks which i wanted to be deep (such as gunshot) was a mere trickle....
fuel prices are pretty good.............i found ron and viv's book very good......
have a swim at fruitbat falls and watch the sharp rocks as you try to get under the waterfall.... (ouchy)......._____________________________________________

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Reply By: terryo - Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 20:13

Thursday, Aug 28, 2003 at 20:13
Friend back. Made it no major dramas.
Pack every thing well and tie it down, foam rubber between boxes etc
Check wheel nuts daily and any thing else that will rattle loose, because it will.
OTL all the way didn't need winch or snorkel.100 Series Landcruiser.
Fridge was great.
Leave fishing rods at home or find out how to use them properly ha ha ha. Hardly caught a thing.
Dust in door locks always causing trouble plus had to pop rivet back door lock on another 100 series as it broke off inside.
No major tyre problems.
Puna beach and twin falls not to be missed.
Biggest rip off Jardine River ferry.
He is a mechanic and it was brocken down when they got there.
He got it going, no please or thank you that will be $88 thank you very much.
Over all fantastic trip.
Terry
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