Here is the latest
report from the road to the Tip.
Also Oyala Thumotang
Park is partly opened for the season, and I have updated
the latest I was told from Bathurst Head.
In This Issue:
• Main Road to the Tip
• Oyala Thumotang National Park Is Opening
• Bathurst Head Updates
• Feedback Always Welcome
So from my
latest drive from Cairns to Bamaga: Laura to Lukin River was pretty
much the worst part of the road, with corrugations
and dust holes.
Lukin to Coen was better,
there were road works south of Coen which took some time to
Coen to Archer
was bumpy, hilly as always, corrugations and dust holes -
definitely second worst
after the southern part.
Archer to Bamaga turnoff
- excellent as always and mostly sealed (there was some
road work north of Archer).
Bamaga turnoff to
Bramwell - excellent, there are only one or two creek
still that you need to slow down for.
North of Bramwell - Southern
Bypass Road - fairly good, some corrugation in the bends.
Northern Bypass not so
good, more corrugated, particularly towards the
THUMOTANG IS OPENING
Oyala Thumotang National Park is opening and the following camping
areas are already open for the season: Jerry Lagoon, Twin
Lagoons One, Twin Lagoons Two, Ten Mile Junction, Old Archer Crossing,
Mango Lagoon One, Mango Lagoon Two, First Coen River, Second Coen
River, and Chong Swamp.
And the following
Camping areas are not opened quite yet but should open soon:
Vardons Lagoon, Governors Waterhole and Horsetailer Waterhole, which
are the ones in the most western, remotest parts.
So the Bathurst
What they said to me they
are not ready with their booking system.
They have said that there will be one established in the next couple of
weeks, they weren't able to give a definitive date but suggested that by the
1st of August this year it should be operational.
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Full detail has been updated in
the Destination Guide including the
camping grounds with a map,
how many people / vehicles each take and all
As well as what applies
before they get their payment system working :-)
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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