Cape York Trip Planning - Jul 2009

Submitted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 19:13
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Hi All,

The big Cape York trip is looming large and plans are well advanced.

We'll on the cape on June

Any recent local info would be helpful.

Is a mozzie net advisable or aren't they that bad this time of the year?

Itinerary is:
Lakefield NP (Hann River)
Moreton TS
Punsand Bay
Back to Moreton TS
Chili Beach
Archer River RH
Port Douglas

Thoughts on this would be appreciated to.

Possible side trip up the CREB depending on conditions.

Traveling with 2 vehicles both with CT's
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Reply By: Max 460 - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 20:25

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 20:25
Hey mate - Mozzies are no worries up here at the moment.

Stop in and see us at the Lions Den Hotel for a great camp instead of a boring 6 x 6ft site in a van park at Cooktown.

Cheers - Max
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Follow Up By: Member - OzGazza - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 21:22

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 21:22
Already booked dude - but thanks for the offer. Will try to drop in on the way past.
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Follow Up By: joff1 - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:20

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 17:20
So Max, you got room for a soft floor camper (kinda like yours) at the pub there or is it only donga or room accomodation??

We are in Cairns at the moment for a few days to sort out our stuff then we head your way. We were prolly going to stop a night somwhere near Cape Trib then head for Cooktown.

If so, what's the site rate. 2 big kids 2 smaller ones?

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Follow Up By: Max 460 - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 14:28

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 14:28
Hey Joff - Absolutely we have room for camper trailers. I've got several grassy acres of both powered and non-powered camp sites.

I'm on the little Annan River with awesome swimming. Tons more to do than headign into cooktown.

Its' $10 / night per adult un-powered. (little kids free - Big kids $5 each) or $26 / night powered 2 x adults then the big kids on top.

Cheers - Max
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 20:56

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 20:56

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Reply By: Member - Josh (VIC) - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 21:15

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 21:15
Hi ozgazza,
We might see you up there.We will be leaving Cairns on the 9th June and will be in Seisia around the 18th-20th then back to cairns by the 5th July. Been having car trouble so will probably take it easy going up and do a few more side trips on the way back down. We will be in a sivler 80 series towing a camper. Have a good trip.

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Reply By: jezza68 - Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 23:14

Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 23:14
We will also be up the cape. We are departing Broome 26th June and will be up the Cape from the 4th July.
We intend doing Weipa, Siesa, Iron Range, Lakefield, and then down as far Townsville over 6 weeks.
I invested in the Ron and Viv Moon book on the Cape. This is excellent value and has given us a good base of contacts and things to see, do and itineries for the fortnight we will spend up the Cape.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, May 25, 2009 at 16:47

Monday, May 25, 2009 at 16:47
We have been around the "Tip" now for about 4 days.
The main roads up are smoooooth, but traffic will fix that....
North of Bamaga is still 4x4 (but no drama), but there are crews at work.
We are currently camped on the beach at Wroonga Point, 5km west of Punsand Bay.
No mozzies......??.....sssshh

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Reply By: CJ - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 12:22

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 12:22
Does anyone have road conditions on the OTL?

Gunshot passable this year?
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