CREB Track is finally open
for the season!
Also, this time of the year - the
roads are getting corrugated.
- being a year that started with a very poor Wet Season - the river and
creek crossings are low and easy this year - a good thing
if you are
In This Issue:
• CREB Track Open
• Roads Getting Corrugated by Now
• Creeks and Rivers Low This Year
• Coming Events
• Feedback Always Welcome
famous CREB Track has
finally opened for the 2016 season - earlier than
on an average
year, when it often does not happen before mid August.
CREB Track in the Wet Tropics rainforest.
The CREB is in the Wet Tropics rainforest,
meaning it rains a lot
more than on most other Cape York tracks.
On top of that it is a steep one - not a good combination with the
rains, which make it very
slippery - the reason why it is usually the
last track to open for the season.
Even after the
opening for the season, it
can temporarily get closed again in case it rains too much
- so if you are in the area, do it while it's open :-)
We are now past the mid season,
and you can see it on the roads.
Once so much traffic has been through, the corrugations build, slow but
steady, and some roads
get badly corrugated.
Corrugations on Bypass Roads, July 2016
As of late July
(about a week ago when I last drove through),
the conditions were as
PDR until Coen fairly good. Coen to Archer River Roadhouse bad (bumpy,
dust holes mainly).
Archer River Roadhouse to Bramwell mostly very good.
Bypass Roads - the worst
The southernmost 30km after Bramwell is very good, graded, but that
changes around Captain Billy's Landing turnoff area, starting with just
rough surface and a few pot holes, and then turning into heavily
corrugated, which lasts with a few exceptions until
Jardine River Ferry.
YEAR CREEKS AND RIVERS
thing this year is that
after the extremely poor Wet Season that
we had - the creeks and rivers
are lower than on an average year.
Good for you if you have less experience, as the crossings are easier to do
than in most other years.
Jardine River at the Ferry crossing, July 2016
But not so good for some other reasons, such as the Jardine River
Ferry has been struggling to float at times, as the river is
The events of the coming month
are Mt Carbine
Bull and Bronc, Bamaga Show
and Weipa Bullride.
Weipa Bullride 2014
All the dates, times, contact details and any prices and prizes are in
the Destination Guide (along with
everything else on the Peninsula, in full detail).
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 on the road!!
Have a great day :-)
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