Battlecamp Road and
southern Lakefield National Park have now been opened for
Also Vrilya Point is NOT confirmed open.
And if you travel in
late June, you may run into a 1928 Austin 7 :-)
In This Issue:
• Battlecamp Road and Southern Lakefield Open
• Updates on Vrilya Point
• Austin 7 to Cape York
• Feedback Always Welcome
ROAD AND SOUTHERN LAKEFIELD OPEN
southern part of Lakefield
National Park opened for visitors
two days ago - a week earlier than the usual 1. June, thanks to the
poor Wet Season.
Battlecamp Road through southern Lakefield.
The northern part -
north of Kalpowar - is
still closed, and predicted
to open in early July, but Cape Melville
will be later, probably early August, because there is still some mess
ON VRILYA POINT
been some rumours around
Point being open.
The people who are working on it have said that they are still fixing it,
that there is still a meeting to come before it opens, and they do not
want to guess when it will be open.
I would ignore all the
rumours that are around.
7 TO CAPE YORK IN LATE JUNE - TRACK REPORTS NEEDED
- if you travel in late
June, keep your eyes open for an
Austin 7 - the type of
was the first to make it to the Tip of Cape York back in 1926.
An Austin 7 in Laura.
Australian adventurers Lang
and Bev Kidby are going unsupported on a 1928 Austin 7 to
recreate the first drive by Hector MacQuarrie and Dick Matthews.
The couple has done similar expeditions to 40 other countries during
the past 30 years - you
can read more about
them and their adventures on their website - www.next-horizon.org
They will include the Old Telegraph Track to the trip, and hopefully Jardine
where they plan
to use an old method of wrapping and floating the car -
the way they crossed some big rivers in Papua New Guinea.
Sounds like a good watch, and will surely make good photos, so keep
your eyes open :-)
They are asking for the latest conditions, particularly at the hardest
crossings, so if you are
and just did the Old Telegraph Track, please let them know in what
conditions the track and crossings were by
commenting on their
page any time. Any photos please contact me
and I will put your pics into your comment.
Or why not share their
page on Facebook
and let others know - thank you!
I 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, and happy travels to those
already on the road!!
Have a great day :-)
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