Cape York 3 Weeks Duratsion - June 2010

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I'm going Brisbane-->CapeYork -->Brisbane in June/July 2010 (3 weeks duration).

Open to suggestions on what we should not miss or do??

Any good books to buy or website worth referencing?

Much appreciated,

GP
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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 15:15

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 15:15
Hi GP.
No better place to start then this site.
It has a wealth of information.
Cheers.
Vince
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 16:19

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 16:19
As previous poster says this site has a wealth of experience and information

I did this trek last year from Wagga and it was great - wether you could do it in 'just' 3 weeks might attract some interesting 'debate' from some on the site :-)))


I reckon from Brisbane you could do this trek - or most of it anyway - in 3 weeks and still have taken enough time to enjoy it

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Reply By: Member - OzGazza (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:18

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:18
We went this year. Melb - Tip - Melb in 4 weeks.

This site will be invaluable

Also take a look at my blog (through my profile page). Which also has links to some other sites I found helpful in planning our trip.


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Reply By: Out of here - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:59

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 17:59
When you get to Cairns check if the CREB Track is open. Take the Coast Road to the Daintree and take the CREB Track through to Ayton. Continue up to have a night or two in Cooktown. From Cooktown take the Hopevale Rd to the Battle Camp Road and Head West over to Old Laura and then North up through Lakefield. Spend a night or two at one of the Camp sites on the Rivers. Exit lakefield West on to the Marina Plains Rd and head over to Musgrave. From Musgrave head North up the PDR to the Telegraph track.

All the above is worth seeing and not to be missed. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Don M (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 07:13

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 07:13
The Crebb is pretty serious stuff unless you are very experienced I hear and almost impassable if any rain about..., or so I hear??

I'm not all that confident so I am going via Bloomfield from Cape Tribulation and even that can be tricky if wet??
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Reply By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 20:57

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 20:57
GP

If you think it would be of assistance I have a fairly comprehensive Excell spreadsheet that I created for my Cape trip last year - which if nothing else will just go to show you how much spare time I must have if I can spend time setting up this spreadsheet :-))

If you would like it give me your e-mail and I will get it to you

I also found this Cape Yorker Forum helped with 'local' info


and this Current Road conditions

and this site Far North Traffic information

and this helps with understanding the transport of alcohol etc Alcohol rules

that should give you enough info to get you going :-) :-)

oh - and you will need to consider what permits you are going to need - nut thats another story

cheers KA
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Follow Up By: gparker - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:06

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 15:06
Thanks KA,

I'd love the speadsheet. email is gp@sbvt.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi_In_Aussie(Wagga) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 16:54

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 16:54
On it's way - let me know if it is useful

cheers and beers

KA
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Reply By: Simon C - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 11:41

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 11:41
have a read of post 74822, and especally Ivan (ACT) post and website....some great info in that trip of his. I found in very interesting, and a lot of do's and do not do's...
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Reply By: Member - John G- Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 10:15

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 10:15
G'day GP

I've found the Cape York guide by Viv & Ron Moon useful in planning for our trip in July/August this year. It's available on this site for $29.95 (11th edition). Beware other sites selling older editions for less.

Cheers
John
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Reply By: gparker - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 14:57

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 14:57
Thanks to all for comments.
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