? Cooktown to Cairns coast road

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Hi All,

What is the coastal road from Cooktown to Cairns like in early September?
Is it walkable?
Does Cape Tribulation have a good camping ground?

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Reply By: Fatso - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 22:59

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 22:59
Yes it is walkable & yes Cape Trib has a good campground.
If you are walking down there are plenty of places to camp, both commercial, National Park & just in the bush.
That's a big walk for 1 day Terra. Have to be close to 100 k.
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Follow Up By: Fatso - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 23:01

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 23:01
Sorry
I mean 100 k from Cooktown to Cape Trib there Terra
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Follow Up By: Member - Terra'Mer - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:17

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:17
Thanks Fatso,
I was thinking of walking it in a week so it's good to know there are lots of places.

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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 23:35

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 23:35
The NP at Cape Tribulation is a pre book on the net, only has 9 camp spots at $5.15 pp right on the beach in the rainfroest, nice spot.

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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 23:40

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The road is narrow in spots with a lot of blind corners, wear a safety vest as drivers are looking at the scenery not the road.

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Follow Up By: Member - Terra'Mer - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:18

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:18
Thanks
Good to know
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Follow Up By: Fatso - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:49

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 09:49
The Nat Parks campground at Noah's Beach is quite nice. I haven't stayed there, but they reckon the rats are pretty thick.
No showers, but if you are walking that way there are plenty of creeks to take a bath in.
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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:39

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 11:39
Fatso,

"No showers, but if you are walking that way there are plenty of creeks to take a bath in."

Please dont use soap in any of these plenty of creeks when you take a bath.

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Follow Up By: Member - Terra'Mer - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 13:46

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 13:46
Copy Cruiser

Much smarter to collect a bucket of water and do any kind of washing (dishes, laundry, self) at least 100m away from the water source to avoid contamination and pollution.

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Follow Up By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 16:46

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No rats at Noah's beach when I camped their in September 2010. The creeks do have croc's and the beach have box jelly fish. But their is a tap at the toilets at Noah's beach where you could have a sponge bath.

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Reply By: bobldo - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 15:21

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 15:21
hope you find your marbles !!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Terra'Mer - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 16:55

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 16:55
I think I've lost one in every place I've been. I have to go back and collect them all. Could take a while so I'll do a bit of sight seeing on the way
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Reply By: ombo99 - Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 20:52

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September should be a good time , i walked from Bloomfield to Cape Trib in 1979 , it took me about 8 hours and i only saw 1 other person walking the other way and that was only because the mango festival was on no cars , bit different these days i'm sure , we free camped at Noah beach back then , last time i was there in 1993 it had all changed yuppy type caravan park at Cape Trib and basic camp at Noah beach but yeah i reckon you could free camp between Cape Trib and Bloomfield especially walking, watch for crocs between Bloomfield and Cooktown i cant really comment because i came down the road through Helenvale and Rossville so i'm not sure of the walking track , should be fantastic though , i remember coming across a nest of blue butterflies at one point , hundreds of them ,it was a life experience . Good luck and have fun , i'm actually heading that way myself but more likely in June /July .
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Follow Up By: Member - Terra'Mer - Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 08:23

Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 at 08:23
Sounds great! Thanks

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