Category: Cape York

Old Telegraph Track – Day Four

Did I say short trip to the Jardine? I was right – it’s short in distance, but when you get bogged in the soft sand it makes it a long time. Who was it that said don’t get arrogant about times when travelling off road???? But we made it up there, finally, and all the …

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Old Telegraph Track – Day Three

On the road early(ish). Trying to take Scottie’s advice we were all packed up and out by 8.45. We’d been told it was a 2 hour drive to Nolan’s Crossing (the last one on the Old Tele Track), so we were prepared. A couple of creek crossings and we’d be there. Well, five creeks and …

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Old Telegraph Track – Day Two

An easy day today. Just a short drive to Fruit Bat Falls for a pleasant swim and maybe a spot of lunch, then on to Twin Falls to set up camp. And a stunning start to it too. Coffee in bed, looking out over our ‘verandah’ watching the sun come up through the gum trees. …

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Old Telegraph Track – Day 1

Well, here we are. The big adventure bit of the trip to Cape York. Driving up the Old Telegraph Track. This is what Doc has been looking forward to. He’s in his element with this type of adventuring. Rough roads, creek crossings, sand. You name it, it’s up here somewhere. And it has a reputation.

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Early morning Chilli Beach

There’s something special about early mornings. I’ve already been for a walk along the beach and watched the sunrise. Magical. Despite this being a very popular tourist and camp site there were only a couple of other people on the beach. I guess for most people holidays include sleeping in. It was very peaceful. Sun …

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We’ve made it as far as Chilli Beach, our second detour off the highway. And a very welcome stop it is too. We had a late start from Coen after a big night at the Exchange Hotel. They advertise themselves (on their coldie holders at least) as “great beer, great food, great pub”, and they’re …

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