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Our Adventure to the Top

Dear Katrin Thank you for your guide to the Cape. We went up there from Brisbane in late May and June last year in our AWD Toyota Kluger. Photo: Lion's

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Buying the Dog Book

Hi there I Am trying to buy the book with the dog copy as well. I understand it's an extra $7 but every time I go to order it, it only comes up with

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Bamaga 1980s

We moved to Bamaga in 1980 & stayed there until 1984. My father was the primary school principal & my mother was a nurse. I remember watching 4x4s coming

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VRILYA POINT AS OF EARLY 2017

Hi people, I am getting so many questions about Vrilya Point (as of early 2017). There are no news on it - but I will send a newsletter as soon as there

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I lost the original purchase confirmation email

Hi Kate. I would like to download the latest 2017 edition but due to a computer glitch I lost a lot of e-mails and my original purchase confirmation

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Destination Guide to Tablet?

Hi, If I purchase the ebook and download to my main computer, can I then transfer it to my tablet so I can take it with me when we head off??? Or do I

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How to get the Destination Guide 2017 when i already have the 2016?

I have your 2016 Complete destination guide where to do I sign up for the 2017 one. I couldnt find a place on youe email. thanks

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Travel Guide

Do you offer a hard copy of Destination Cape York Travel Guide by Karen Holmsten? If so, I would be happy to acquire a copy (I realise the price would

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Questions about your Ebook

Hi how many pages in your ebook and what format is it in please. Also if i purchase ebook can i download it onto more than one of my devices. Thanks

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Distance and time to drive between Archer River RH and Bramwell Junction Roadhouse

Hi Kat, Firstly, I bought your book late last year (in preparation for my Cape trip in 2017) ... fantastic book!! Congratulations and well done. I've

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VRILYA POINT AS OF EARLY JUNE 2016

Love your Guide and the updates. Amazing how quickly the roads have recovered without much damage. I look forward to using all your info in August so

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Destination Guide Ebook

Hi, I just bought your Destination Guide Ebook, but I bought it from my work computor, can I still get the latest updated info from my home computor/tablet?

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Destination Cape York Book

Hi, I bought your book in early 2013 when I was last heading up to the cape and am planning another trip this June/July. Just enquiring if there has

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EBook Question

Hi With your ebook guide, does the entire book get downloaded onto my computer or do I need internet access to keep opening links? For instance if I

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furtherest you can go in a awd car

Whast is the furtherest you can go in a awd vehicle? Is there anyway to get to the tip?

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Weipa Fishing Classic

Weipa Fishing Classic is a very popular event held during the Queens Birthday weekend.

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Tropical Cyclone Nathan

On this page you have the local, first hand information on the March 2015 tropical cyclone Nathan near Cooktown.

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Telegraph Road

Telegraph Road is the stretch of road that goes from the Weipa turnoff to Bramwell Junction and is not to be confused with the Old Telegraph Track.

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Goannas and Monitor Lizards

There are many goannas and monitor lizards found on the Cape York peninsula, in Australia there are 24 species.

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Escape River and Jackey Jackey Creek Area

The Escape River, Jackey Jackey Creek and Kennedy Inlet area has lots of mangroves, views over Newcastle Bay, and lots of crocodiles.

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NPA Cultural Festival

NPA Cultural Festival only started in 2014 and was a great event with lots of indigenous dancing and absolutely outstanding fireworks.

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Pennefather

Pennefather River is a great fishing and camping area north of Weipa. Have a look at the information and photos.

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Mapoon

Mapoon is the oldest Aboriginal community on the Cape York peninsula, with a sad history which is quite recent.

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Torres Strait Cultural Festival

The Torres Strait Cultural Festival on Thursday Island is a great event with lots of indigenous dancing by our Islander people.

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Silver Plains

Silver Plains is an old outstation and a property that you can visit, fish and camp, but not all is free...

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Cape York check list

Hi Katrin We are planning a 4wd trip to Cape York in July for approximately 4 weeks. I've been assigned the task of organizing a 1st aid kit and finding

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Cyclone Ita

In April 2014 the severe tropical cyclone Ita roared in Cooktown - read how it was to be through it in the first hand experience.

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Your complete CY travel guide

Hello Katrin I am about to purchase your complete CY travel guide. Can I download it to my Laptop, which I am not taking along on the trip from Sydney,

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Cape York trip

Hi Katrin, Just grabbed a copy of your detailed guide...looks great thanks. We are planning a trip leaving the Hunter Valley NSW last week of May, thus

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Southern Cape York Peninsula

On this page you have the places in the southern Cape York peninsula - Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Hann River and Musgrave.

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Did the Cape in 1980 and Now Revisiting

My wife Trish, and I travelled up the cape in 1980. Very different to today (no PDR). When we reached the tip the track ended at the present car park

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SUBARU CARPACKERS

The trip has been great so far, we have gone from Gympie to the Tip and now we are back at Coen, the roads have been wide and smooth its only when we got

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North Eastern Australian Snakes

Most Australian snakes are harmless, and Cape York is no exception, check out the ones we have in north eastern Australia.

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The Old Jardine River Ford

The old Jardine river ford used to be the place to cross this mighty river - have a look at some people still doing it.

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Cairns Activities

There are lots of Cairns activities to enjoy while up here, everything from walking and fishing to sailing, horse riding and other fun.

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Plan Your Trip... the FREE Cape York Travel Pocket Guide

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Get this 50 pages guide totally for FREE. It contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip. You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you should take, how to get there and get around, where to stay (general info), what will it cost.. and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.


Bring to the Trip... the full Visit Cape York Destination Guide

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This complete 300 pages travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks, at least 30 guaranteed FREE camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to the Cape), at least 40 best swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things - from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception, how to deal with the national parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery gear by my partner Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old Telegraph Track). Not to mention locals' tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)



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