Tavelling to Cape Melville

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 21:25
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We are on our way up to Cooktown and would like to do a run up to Cape Melville. We have a slide on camper approx height 2.4m, if anyone has been up there lately, would we encounter any problems with overhanging branches? thanks in advance for any helpful replies. Regards Rev's
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Reply By: Kev - Member - Wynnum - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 21:50

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010 at 21:50
Rev,

I can't see you having any trouble, we went there a few years ago and the Patrol was 2250mm with roof rack and spare tyre on top.

I can't remember anywhere where trees would hamper you. Bearing in mind that if you go up the east coast, i.e. Hopevale, Starkey Homestead there are some fairly steep approached and departures to creeks that you have to cross. They were dry when we went but I wouldn't guarantee that now.

Having said that it was a wonderful drive and we wouldn't have missed it.

Kev
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 06:51

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 06:51
We took the OKA in there last year.
We are 2160 wide and 3050 high. There were lots of time that care was needed to avoid overhanging trees, especially on tight corners and we 'pushed through' a few spots, but you will fit OK with care.

Cheers,
Peter
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Follow Up By: Tonyfish#58 - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 16:44

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 16:44
Rev's Still very wet up there at the moment and still getting storms - Cape Melville is closed at the moment see link below

Cape Melville Closure

I have not seen so much water laying about in that country for quite a lot of years, they had prolonged & heavy rain this year.

Cheers Tony
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Reply By: nifty60 - Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 16:57

Thursday, Jun 24, 2010 at 16:57
We went there late in season last year on motorbikes, along with one patrol. Worst bit of riding and driving for the whole trip up and back. It would have been fine, except the Cook Council had some bloke runnimg over it with a grader that just turned it into loose , fluffy sand full of broken bits of tree roots. REAL hard work. As soon as you got to where he hadn't been, it was fine.

Was good once we got there though.
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