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Jul 8, 2014 - Cape York, Queensland

The tip of Cape York is the farthest point north on the Australian continent. It is also about 985 km (612 mi) of dirt road north of Cairns. There are two roads that you can take to drive there. Both are passable only during the dry season (winter – May to September). One is drivable by smaller two-wheel drive vehicles (no trucks or large motorhomes), but the other is passable only with a four-wheel drive vehicle. Allow a minimum of one week to drive each way plus whatever time you wish to spend there. Does that remind anyone of driving the...

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2014-Australia

May 27, 2014 - Cape York

27/05 Had a huge drive of about 60kms today through Mareeba to Mt Molloy, 1 pub 2 shops. The camp area is Rifle Creek just out of town and again packed. I lost count at 38 vans, tents, trailers and backpackers, some had already been to the tip as their cars were caked in red dirt and others were just going. Nice spot to get info on the trip ahead. People were catching Black Bream and blue claw in the creek, we didn’t bother this time. Bought a Custard Apple and a Red Paw Paw to try. We also found some passion fruit at the park amongst the...

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Oct 16, 2012 - Eliot falls/ twin falls to loyalty beach via cape York ( the tip)!!!

Started the morning with having breakfast with a scorpian, followed by a dip at the twin falls, 7am and not a soul in sight- perfect! Carried on down the old telegraph track to Mistake creek turnoff where we ventured back to the main road. Decided to head to loyalty beach after recommendation from John and Vivian. Meet up with a convoy of AFL players heading up to a competition on Seisa. While we journey across the Jardine river on our 2minute journey (yes not a typo infact it probably wasnt that far lets say the distance ofthe Echuca...

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Aug 10, 2012 - Seisia to Cape York (day trip)

Seisia to Cape York (day trip)  Up nice and early thanks to Anna (5.15)  so Dylan went up for a quick fish before we were to go up to the tip. Same old story of the one that got away! Dylan had 16pound line on, jagged a fish so big it snapped his line and got away! Of course no one was around and therefore there is no witness to bear truth to his story, we'll just have to take his word for it.  The drive up to Cape York was rough! Obviously a very used dirt track, severe corrugations! Arriving at the car park we were curious to see how many...

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Aug 16, 2011 - The Northern most point on the Australia

Well we finally made it to the tip of Australia(no not the garbage tip, that's back in Londonderry) but the top of Australia, its taken 4 full days from Yungaburra near the Atherton table lands of driving on dirt roads full of ruts and water course but here we are. I don't know how long it would have taken the early settlers to get up here,but I take my hat of to them because they didnt have air conditioning and power steering, pretty amazing feat if you ask me. This is one of the only places John hasn't been so that added a bit more...

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Gormans Getaway

Nov 4, 2007 - Gove to Seisia (Cape York)

We headed off from Gove on November the 4th with a great weather forecast. Light to variable easterly winds. We had three days to get there before the weather window would inevitable shut. Two Yachts; Moonlight Shadow, Maverick Dream and one power boat Sunbird left the day before us and had a rough first day. We were glad we waited as we had 5 knots of NE breezes with a 1.5m swell. All was good and we easily got into the rhythm and settled in to our passage making routine. We were in company with Badar, Rampager and Yampi and talking on the...

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