Fruit and Veg to Cape York is it traveling up or back .

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 14:00
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We are planning a trip to Cape York and I have searched but can't find if we have to worry about getting our fruit taken off us on the way to the Cape or on the way back to Cairns. Any help would be great.

Cheers Scoot. :-)
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Reply By: chris_s - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 14:32

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 14:32
There's a fruit fly/customs station just north of Coen. It is meant to stop fruit (mango fruit fly???, but would assume they would take all fruit off you) from coming from the north to the infect the fruit growers further south. I went through last year but it was closed (on a Friday afternoon-just checked my diary).
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 14:37

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 14:37
From the Cape York - An Adventurer's Guide, page 52:

.....A vehicle inspection station at Coen checks vehicles heading south......

They also mention the following link:

- http://www.daff.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/120821/CapeYork.pdf

Hope that helps.

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Geoff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 16:23

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 16:23
we were checked at Coen last week and they let us through with some onions and sweet potato on board.

Not sure what they were looking for as our fruit was in tins.

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Follow Up By: Member - Scoot (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:00

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 18:00
Thanks for all the replys so its safe to take fruit and veg to the Cape but make it's all consumed by the time you hit Coen.
Hope I have that right.

Cheers Scoot . :-)
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Follow Up By: Busy Bee - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 19:23

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 19:23
We were travelling south from the tip a couple of years ago and we still had some apples and tomatoes. They were checked and given back to us.
Don't know about pawpaws, mangoes and bananas, might be different as they have been the problem fruits for different pests.
Not like the old days at the Qld NSW border where you had to hand over everything going south.
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 19:55

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 19:55
Scoot - You are not stopped going North - It is returning South that they stop the transportation of certain items

Fruit Fly Info PDF

Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 20:34

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 20:34
and only if is not Sunday .....ahhh Australian customs....nothing comes through on a Sunday. :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Scoot (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 17:48

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 17:48
Thanks for your replys,

Cheers Scoot. :-)
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Reply By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 19:23

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 19:23
Last trip we took through SA and VIC and Mildura it was relatively easy to find lists of what was NOT allowed. Good documentation also explained why and it was an interesting job to organise meals and storage to comply.

I just scanned all the previous references in this thread and could NOT find a list of what is NOT allowed. Good info on deseases and bugs, but not being botanists that does not necessarily show me if tomatoes or apples are permitted. What about oranges, lemons or limes?

Can anyone point out a list please?

Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 20:43

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 20:43
From what i interpret from theSummary of plant movement conditions within Queensland for Cape York Peninisula Quarantine Area (items that relate to Condition 6) list the following:

Banana
Citrus
Cucurbit plants (eg: cucumber, melon, pumpkin, squash, zucchini)
Mango
Papaya
Fruit not specified elsewhere
Plants (not specified elsewhere)*

*see appendix 6

Hope that helps,
Andrew
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 20:47

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 20:47
Thats it.

Appreciated

Phil
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