Roads from Normanton
 

Roads from Normanton

Hi katrin

can you please advise us on the best roads to take from Normanton to the Cape we are planning to go at the end of May this year by 4x4 then back down the coast way. thanks

Louise & Kevin

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Hi Louise & Kevin,
by: Katrin

From Normanton, the best road is Burke Developmental Road to Mareeba, and then Peninsula Developmental north from there. There are a few shortcuts there through Palmer River Goldfields but these are smaller tracks (well doable but not the best roads).

And yes the coastal way is great too, lots of beautiful rainforest there.

You should be fine in the end of May, although you'll still have a lot of closed tracks, all the smaller ones open later, you have higher waters at crossings, and a few years ago even the main road up was closed until early June! It's not likely to happen too often, but it's good to be aware the possibility is there. My fingers cross for you, i'm sure you'll be fine :-)

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