It is only
110km long but will take you one full day or two
shorter days to do. There are many creek
drive through water. If you don't want to do that, you can take Bypass
Old Telegraph Line
Telegraph Track got its name from the Old
- both were built together.
You can still see the poles along the
Bypass Roads were not built for travellers - they were first
built for Telstra workers to get through when newer kind of
communication means moved in.
Telegraph Station is a historical place to stay.
It is on
the Telegraph Road,
north of Wenlock
River bridge. It was
established in the late 1880s as a place to stay for the builders of
the Old Telegraph Line.
large camping ground
as safari tents.
the back there is a short walking track through the bush.
in the area include palm
and the rare cuscus.
also a few historical monuments and an old lonely grave.
spot to camp and have a look around.
Junction is in northern Cape York.
It is in
northern end of Telegraph
Road and southern end of Bypass roads and the Old Telegraph
Track - this is where the OTT starts.
turn left just before the roadhouse, at the entrance to the camping
to do the Old Tellie Track and want to drive along Bypass Roads,
roadhouse, that's where the southern Bypass Road starts.
can have a meal,
top up your fuel tank and buy postcards and some souvenirs.
a nice camping ground with
... and some massive termite
The mounds are some of the largest in Cape York - good
place to take a few photos.
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