It's the end of May so time
for a road
Even though the road conditions are changing quickly now, it will give
you a good
idea of the situation.
Also, there are new
travel guides available on my site for those heading west for their
In This Issue:
• Late May Road Update
• Destination Kimberley and Destination Top End Now Available on My
• Feedback Always Welcome
MAY ROAD UPDATE
People have been asking about the roads, and although this time of the
year the road conditions are changing fast, here is an update.
Developmental Road is open and graded through
Laura, Coen, Weipa turnoff.
The coastal road via
Cooktown, Bloomfield Road and Battlecamp Road is still not an option
(leave it to your way back and it could be open then).
is closed, CREB Track
Battlecamp is likely to
open very soon (high clearance vehicles
are getting through now).
Cape Bedford and Cape Flattery I hear will open soon.
The main road through
Lakefield National Park is to open very soon.
Wakooka Track to Cape Melville is closed but they are working
The road from Musgrave to Pormpuraaw is open, but the one between
Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama is closed.
Road is open, and the road from BDR to Kowanyama
The road to Port Stewart is open, Silver Plains is open, Running Creek Track
is boggy and not wise without a winch or another vehicle.
The road to Lockhart
River and Iron Range National Park is open, but obviously
the waters are still up like everywhere else on the peninsula, and this
can become impassable quickly if it rains enough.
can be anything from boggy to impassable depending on the water levels
in Pascoe and Wenlock, which are affected by the amount of rain in the
days before you go.
Weipa and Mapoon are both
The Old Telegraph
Track - people
are winching through, so if you are not that
extreme, it is not for you
just yet. And that said, like
elsewhere, things can change very quickly.
And finally, the road to
the Tip is open, and the main roads in the Northern
Peninsula Area are open.
Are you out there on any
tracks? Let us know
the conditions - thank you!
KIMBERLEY AND DESTINATION TOP END NOW AVAILABLE ON MY SITE
This has been on the plans for a long time, but is finally done now.
Fellow travel guide
writer Birgit Bradtke - the owner and editor of
www.kimberleyaustralia.com and www.theoutbackguide.com
started a good few years before me, and you probably know about her.
if you don't - her
guides are written and work exactly in the same way as mine,
and there is
two of them - Destination Kimberley and Destination Top End of Northern Territory.
Both are now available to buy on my site, and in the end of
the Destination Top End page you
can even buy both in a package, and save more than 25% on the second
Full of local knowledge just like my Destination Cape York Travel
Guide, they are the best
can get if you are heading north-west for your next trip!
really appreciate any kind of feedback
on the Destination Guide.
me know if you enjoyed it while planning before the trip, and
while using the
information once on the
If you get any questions
anything, please feel welcome to contact me.
That's all for this time - happy planning everyone, and if you're
already on your trip, happy travels :-)
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