Category: Cape York

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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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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