Category Archive: Cape York

Aug 25 2011

SuperMario in the bush

We’re back in the bush, on the northern bank of the Jardine, loving the peace and the solitude. It took us two and a half weeks to get from Cairns to the top of the Cape, driving for miles across deep corrugations, along rutted and barely passable roads, through rugged and wild country side and …

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Aug 24 2011

The world’s trash ends up on Cape York beaches

The eastern side of the Cape York Peninsular has some of the world’s most beautiful, remote, wild, almost untouched (I’d say pristine, but they’re not and I hate that that word is used wrongly so often) beaches. Except they’re filthy.

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Aug 24 2011

A week at the Top of Australia

We’ve spent a week pottering around the Northern Peninsular Area, finding history, fishing (mostly unsuccessfully), camping on remote beaches and meeting new people. The history of the Cape is fascinating – as is a lot of Australian history if it would only be taught properly in schools.

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Aug 18 2011

Cape York tourism isn’t very well developed

The Northern Peninsular Area, of which the Tip is only one part, has a lot of history and there’s a lot to see. If you can find it.

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Aug 18 2011

We made it!

We made it! The northern-most point of the Australian mainland. There is no describing the rugged beauty of this isolated outcrop of rock, and the thrill of standing on it. So I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Aug 15 2011

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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Aug 15 2011

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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Aug 15 2011

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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Aug 15 2011

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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Aug 15 2011

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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