More bitumen for Peninsula Development Road - Queensland

Cape York residents and visitors can look forward to a little more bitumen to drive on with news that stage two of the Cape York Region Package of roadworks will soon get underway. An 11.2-kilometre section between Kennedy and …

34 Peninsula Developmental Road – shaping the future of ...

evolving into a sealed bitumen road that will shape the future of Cape York and its Indigenous and local communities. The 570km PDR, 527km of which is state-controlled, is the key transport route in Cape York, linking Lakeland to Weipa via Laura, Musgrave and Coen. The $260.5 million Cape York Region Package (CYRP) is a vital

Cairns to Cape York: Guide to driving the Cape York Peninsula

An epic self-drive adventure from Cairns to Cape York. May 24, 2017. The road is dry, dusty and often, rough as guts, but driving the Cape York Peninsula is one hell of a road trip. It's about 1000km from Cairns to Cape York, which isn't a big distance when we're talking about a country the size of Australia. But this isn't a one-way trip.

Cape York - tlcc.com.au

Destination ~ Cape York - The Tip. Highlights. Report. 1st August: Cairns to Lions's Den Cairns was the starting point. Bypassing Port Douglas and with a ferry crossing over the Daintree River, the convoy passed through Cape Tribulation before leaving the bitumen …

Cape York in the Wet Season! - Open Sky Touring

It is now bitumen road all the way to Laura For those who have lived on 'the Cape', the wet season is a special time of year that is hard to describe unless you've been there. It's the time when the barra are on the chew, when the storms roll in from the West and when the winged termites fly out of the ground in spiralling columns as ...

Dirt roads are vanishing under tar - WhichCar

Cape York in North Queensland will see the greatest change for outback tourers on the east coast. The plan there is for the main road from Mareeba and Lakeland to be bitumen all the way to Weipa by 2019. The road is already blacktop all the way to Laura and beyond, with more than 120km of bitumen being added in the last few years.

Cape York Road Conditions - Cockatours

In 2014 funding was announced under the " Cape York Regions Package " which included $215 million to " to progressively seal sections of the Peninsula Developmental Road between Laura and the Rio Tinto boundary, south of Weipa". The completion date was due for late 2019. To clarify this, it meant that by late 2019, there would just be ...

North Queensland: Cape York - Pocket Oz

Reaching the Gulf of Carpentaria by road is a different kettle of fish. It's bitumen all the way to Karumba from Bourke, NSW (1,948km via Mitchell and Landsborough Hwys.), Cairns (752km via Gulf Development Rd) or Brisbane (2,156km via Warrego and Landsborough Hwys. and Burke Development Rd. Cape York Peninsula Track Guide (PDF) Destinations

Cape York via the PDR – Explore Cape York

Lakeland, situated at the junction of the Mulligan Highway and the Peninsula Development Road, is often called the gateway to Cape York. Named for one of Cape York's early pioneers it is primarily an area of agricultural and horticultural production – look out for the road …

July 2021 – Cairns to Cape York by bicycle

Cairns to Cape York by bicycle. Month: July 2021. Posted on July 30, 2021 August 29, 2021. ... What a day, Long stretches of new bitumen road, versus slow crawls up Bamboo Range, versus slow very hard slogs through sand. I dont think I slept well overnight, as the campground was pretty noisy, and I had spent the last 6 nights camped alone. ...

Aurukun boasts longest stretch of Cape York bitumen ...

Aurukun Shire Council Mayor Dereck Walpo, who regularly drives the road to access Weipa and Cairns for meetings, said the trip would be much safer, especially during the wet season. "Aurukun is the first community in Cape York with 73km of bitumen road in our shire and another 6km extending into Cook Shire," he said.

Cape Tribulation – Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea ...

Cape Tribulation is literally the end of the road – well, the bitumen road anyway! If you want to travel any further north from here you take the 4×4 Bloomfield Track to Cooktown which then becomes the jumping off point for Cape York. The tip of Cape York is still over 900kms of rough dirt road away! Captain Cook named Cape Tribulation …

Your essential guide to Cape York - Unsealed 4X4 - Issue 065

The Peninsula Development Road (PDR) is a rather infamous bit of road unto itself, running from Laura to the Tip, it sees its fair share of traffic. It's around 60% bitumen these days, with more and more bitumen going in every year. That said, the further north you go, the less bitumen you see.

Things to do in Laura, QLD - Cape York - Thrifty Family ...

Laura, Queensland is a great little town, considered the gateway to Cape York given its the last bit of continuous sealed bitumen road. It's a small town, with only a few buildings, that you could easily drive right through it, however, if you can spare a day or two, it's well worth stopping here.

What to expect when road tripping Cape York | Bush 'n ...

What to expect when road tripping Cape York. February 19, 2019. ... Weipa is expected to have bitumen all the way by 2022! ... Cape York Ice and Tackle at New Mapoon and the Weipa Camping Ground are just two that have good-quality hire craft but make sure to book well ahead because they can be hard to come by at peak times.

Cape York Region Package | Department of Transport and ...

May 19, 2016. To some, the march of the bitumen is taking the hard-core adventure out of a trip to Cape York … but there can be little doubt that it is also encouraging many more grey nomads and other travellers to take the ultimate trip north.

Daintree Archives - Travel NQ

Things to Do in Cape Tribulation. by Amanda Cranston | Aug 19, 2017 | Daintree. Cape Tribulation is a small settlement in the Daintree where the bitumen road comes to an end before the Bloomfield Track. The scenery is stunning with old growth rainforest hanging down over wide empty white sandy beaches. There are only about 200-300 people who ...

Paving technology to the tip of Cape York - Roads ...

Paving technology to the tip of Cape York. With Federal and State Government funding to the tune of $260.5 million, Queensland's Cape York Regional Package aims to provide local communities greater employment and development opportunities, along with better infrastructure, freight and tourist access and reduced maintenance costs.

First to Cape York by Austin 7 – Next Horizon

Cape York by 1929 Austin 7. In late June we will be heading off to recreate the first car journey 1,000km from Cairns to Cape York (Australia's most northerly point). In 1928 Hector Macquarrie and Dick Mathews drove a tiny Austin 7 on a heroic journey through the bush and over numerous tropical rivers to be the first vehicle to reach Cape York.

How to Drive on Dirt Roads in Cape York - Cockatours ...

With the heat of the roads in the Cape York, and so many intermittent bitumen stretches, a happy medium between soft and hard is needed. Also, if you go with a low pressure, your sagging sidewalls will have a pretty high chance of causing at least …

Our Cape York Trip: Brisbane to Cape York Itinerary

Like most adventure lovers, it had always been our dream to take a Cape York trip.. I spent hours and hours researching and planning the best Brisbane to Cape York itinerary and trying to determine whether we were best to join a tag along 4WD tour or whether we were brave enough to make the Cape York road trip alone.. In the end, mainly due to the need to be completely flexible with our …

Group5_Transport.docx - Team Proposal Road Design to ...

Due to the monsoonal climate of Cape York, the bitumen roads are highly susceptible to potholes. Cape York's remoteness means that the materials and resources are outsourced from nearby towns. This is mainly with 4-wheel vehicles. However Cape York is also known for its great aquatic ecosystems, alongside having a predominantly monsoonal climate.

First bitumen ever being laid south of Archer River on ...

First bitumen ever being laid south of Archer River on Peninsula Development Road. The final section of upgrading on the PDR connecting Weipa to the south has been completed under the 2014 ALP federal budget allocation of $240 million. The last budget did not include any more funds for new road construction this year, but minimal funding was ...

Suggested Cape York Self-Drive Itinerary — Explore ...

An option on this stretch of road is to turn off towards Port Stewart and there are some lovely camping spots along the Stewart River. Coen – Bramwell Junction Visit the Cape York Information Centre and Quarantine Inspection Station 20-km north of the township to find out more about this area.

Starcke Coast - Cape York - Hema Maps

The track. From Cooktown, the road out to Hope Vale Aboriginal community is a mix of dirt and tar, with a new bitumen section on the way to Eddie's Camp at Elim Beach.The track runs through white silica dunes, tropical savannah and mud flats. From the camp, if you don't mind pin-striping your vehicle, you can keep driving on a much rougher track crowded by vegetation, leading all the way out ...

Travel To Cape York | Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Drivers can follow the graded (and even paved for some of the way) Peninsula Development Road as far north as Weipa. Josselyn is a Cape York four wheel-driving icon —he's been running up and down this track for more than three decades; he prefers the challenges of dirt tracks and flooded river crossings to anything with bitumen on it.

Cape York Region Package Stage 2 | Department of …

CAPE TRIBULATION to WUJAL WUJAL (Coastal Road) Road Name. Southern section of the 'Bloomfield Track' - check with Douglas Shire Council 07 4099 9444. General Description. Dirt road with some creek crossings subject to flooding. Drive according to prevailing conditions. Contact. Douglas Shire Council (07) 4099 9444 or Website. 2.

Cape York Peninsula and The Tip - Riley Road Trip

Visit the Croc Tent – This is the place to go for all of your official Cape York merchandise, souvenirs and more importantly, local knowledge. The guys at the Croc Tent are a wealth of information on things to do and see, road closures and conditions, …

Peninsula Developmental Road - Wikipedia

The Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) runs 571 km (355 mi) from Lakeland to Weipa. It is the main road transport link within Cape York Peninsula and to the rest of the Australian mainland.. The segment from Weipa Town to 43 km (27 mi) south of the town is within the Rio Tinto mine lease. The 43 km (27 mi) within the Rio Tinto mine lease boundary is not part of the Queensland Department of ...

Bitumen and lack of rain sees Cape York visit boom | The ...

May 19, 2016. To some, the march of the bitumen is taking the hard-core adventure out of a trip to Cape York … but there can be little doubt that it is also encouraging many more grey nomads and other travellers to take the ultimate trip north.

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