This was our longest trip (so far) undertaken covering some 16,800km over a period of three & a half months from August to November 2003 reaching the top of the Cape in mid September 2003.  The route taken was from Perth to Laverton; the Anne Beadell Highway across to Coober Pedy, up to Alice Springs, the Plenty Highway to Mt. Isa via Urandangi, proceeding then to Cloncurry, Normanton, Karumba then the Dunbar/New Dixie track to Musgrave; crossing the Mitchell River (just north of Dunbar) without difficulty & on up to the Cape via Weipa, the Overland Telegraph Track to the Jardine River, crossing on the ferry & on up to Seisia which was our base camp.  No vehicle problems were encountered although we came across one 4WD which had rolled over on the Cape Bi-Pass Road & several trailers with either broken springs or busted axles. They just did not drive to the road conditions.  The return trip was back down the Overland Telegraph Track because the corrugations on the Bi-Pass Road were just too severe & uncomfortable to handle.

 

Burke & Wills

Roadhouse

 

Purple Hotel

Normanton

 

Gilbert River

 

Alice River

 

Section of

Dunbar/New Dixie Track

 

Charlie's Rock & Bottle House Coen

 

Moreton

Telegraph Station

 

 

Approach To

Bertie Creek

 

Approach To

Gunshot Creek

Fruit Bat Falls

 

Twin Falls

 

Twin  Falls

 

Elliot Falls

 

WWII Bridge Ruins

Jardine River

 

DC3 Wreck Near

Jackey Jackey Airstrip

 

Beaufort Bomber Wreck Near

Jackey Jackey Airstrip

 

 

Top Of The Cape with

York Island

 

Punsand Bay

 

Black Mountain

South of

Cooktown

 

Cape Tribulation