Darwin to Cape York

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by Aus_Adv, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Aus_Adv

    Aus_Adv n00b

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    Gday all,

    Wondering if anyone in the collective adventure rider world has travelled from Darwin across the Gulf and up to Cape York and back?
    A broad question, I realise. I am trying to gauge if it would be possible to do in a 14 day window, in the dry season, without being a marathon of all riding and no sightseeing as such.
    Any advice appreciated.

    Cheers
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  2. sushi2831

    sushi2831 n00b

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    Hello
    I drove Cairns-Cape York-Weipa-Cairns-Normanton-Roper Bar-Mataranka this June-July.
    This took me almost 2-3 weeks one way.
    Normanton-Roper Bar-Mataranka is great with few traffic and lots of watercrossings,
    some good dirt roads but also some bulldust.
    Forget Cape York with the bike.
    Every summer they have a asshole meeting up there and every idiot with a SUV must attend it.
    You suck a lot of dirt because they don't slow down when they pass you and there are even some roadkings who think it's fun to overtake a bike doing already 90 km/h on the dirt.
    For the sidetracks you might need more time as well.
    sushi
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  3. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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