Category: Cape York

Jan 19 2015

Can you travel Australia without a 4WD?

I was driving down the motorway from Sydney to Wollongong the other day, playing tag with a Nissan Patrol. (that’s not it in the photo, that’s our Cruiser). Now that’s a fairly large 4WD vehicle, and it had all the travelling accoutrements. Camping gear on top, jerry cans for water/fuel, offroad tyres, etc. And it …

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Jan 16 2015

Australia’s best camping spots – part 2

Part 2 of my favourite camping spots in Australia. While writing this I realised that most of my favourite places to camp are in Queensland. Given the beauty and variety of the landscape in Queensland this probably isn’t surprising (and I haven’t camped anywhere in Western Australia). So here are the next three best places …

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Mar 26 2014

Adventure travel on Cape York’s Old Telegraph Track

This is what Doc and I get up to when we go out on adventures. This is from our trip to Cape York along the Old Telegraph Track. Palm Creek is the first crossing and probably the most difficult, at least it was when we were there in 2011. It’s only a couple of kilometres …

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Oct 21 2013

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

When we were on the Cape back in 2011, we went out to Chilli Beach. We nearly didn’t. People we met told us it wasn’t worth going to – too many tourists, too dirty, too windy. But then Scotty from the quarantine station convinced us. He told us the wind would die down for a …

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Dec 05 2012

Back to the Cape

Doc and I are planning another trip to Cape York next year. I’m trying to get him to extend it to 6 months travelling across the top of Australia – through Central Queensland, the Gulf Country, the red Centre, Kimberley, down the Canning, and back via Lake Eyre. Can we do all that in 6 …

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Oct 26 2012

To market, to market – with travel photography

  I’m very excited about selling my photographs on canvasses at some Christmas markets in November and December. While these markets are in NSW, if you do want any photos before Christmas let me know asap and I can get them sent them to you.    

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Oct 09 2011

Exploring the Tip – photos of the northernmost point of Australia

There’s a lot to see at the northernmost point of Australia – if you can find it. Tourism on Cape York is not very well developed. That’s both a positive (few people) and a negative (it’s hard to find things). A few signposts wouldn’t go astray! Cape York is rugged country, with thick rainforest and …

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Oct 03 2011

Logans Creek the longest crossing on the Old Tele Track

The creek crossings on the Old Tele Track can instill fear in even the most experienced 4wd’ers. With good reason. Palm Creek, at the beginning of the southern end of the track, and Nolans Creek at the end of the  Northern end, bookmark a great 4wd’ing adventure. Both have well deserved reputations. When we did …

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Oct 02 2011

A long trip over rough terrain requires lots of preparation – and spare parts

Well, I’ve finally got Doc to set out how he prepared the vehicle and what tools he took for our Great Cape York adventure. The short answer is – lots. So this might have to be spread across a couple of blogs. I’ve already said something about the vehicles, so let’s start with the blokey …

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Aug 26 2011

The great Cape York adventure is coming to a close

We’re on our way south again. We’ve crossed the Jardine, which for me signifies the end of our time on the Cape. I know we’re officially still here, but I know it’s coming to an end. The time taken to go south is much less than to go north. What took us 3 ½ days …

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