We are leaving on a 5-week trip from Cairns to The Tip in June/July 2012.
We have been told that Cape Melville is closed until August and are worried that we might have to cancel our trip. What are your thoughts on travelling at this time of year?
Also, the National Park people have stated that we must book the dates we will be staying at camp sites online prior to leaving on our trip......we are not wanting to plan our trip in that much detail and were wondering if we really do need to book first.......or is there lots of free camping spots just outside the national parks that we can stay at to avoid this issue?
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