I am considering heading north to the cape from cairns next year. Have a Honda CRV and wondering if anyone can give me an idea of whether I am kidding myself or whether the Honda will get there OK. I am getting mixed messages as to whether I need a bigger 4wd. Will definitely be travelling in dry season and will be fairly lightweight.


Posted By Dave on 17th September 2007

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I worked up there for 6 years, depending on when you go as to the road conditions and flood levels. i have rescued many silly drivers so i will give a few tips but if you have real concerns here email me.

ok 1st; corrigations and bulldust can be very bad so if your car has the spare bolted to the rear door expect a lot of dust inside.

2nd if you come to a flooded creek just aftyer rain STOP and read a book or look at the wildlife as it will go down in about 3 hours, if you cross it will end your trip.

3rd ALL water has crocs!!! I worked with them and know them, when they hear your vehicle they will go under, they will listen for where you walk to and be there waiting for you OK. They will see you , you will not see them.

Good luck ..


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Posted By Robert Corry on Saturday 15th March 2008 @ 22:17:34


Ok, in regards to the crv, i would suggest going something a little bit bigger, this is not just for your ground clearance and 4x4 ability but more so for your comfort.

CRV are very limited with there offroad ability and i would personaly not take one to the cape. If you happened to get yourself in a sticky situation you would need the assistance of a recovery vehicle.

Saying this im sure plenty of people have done it before but be prepared, have safety gear, spare car parts, recovery equipment and a Radio etc. And as the above person said you will have to do the bypass roads.

Hope you have a wonderful safe trip.

Posted By James on Thursday 6th March 2008 @ 12:49:31


My hubby and I did this trip in July/August this year. We have a Kia Sprotage. Did most of the Old Telegraph track as well. Clearence was our major worry however, good responsible driving is all that is needed. You may need to do some by-pass roads but it was a great trip.
Good luck.........

Posted By Michelle on Tuesday 30th October 2007 @ 15:51:16


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