[QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Daydreamin' at the desk. Caution - heaps of pics inside! This is where to put those threads telling us about your 4WD trips.
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[QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by bigcheese82 » August 9th, 2011, 10:12 pm

Hi guys,

We recently returned from our solo mission to the tip in our 105 series cruiser. It's been something i've been
planning for quite some time now - and the other half was excited (she's from Poland and was keen to see the real
outback).

Here are a few of our pics, taken with a DSLR Nikon D3000.

Our cruiser recently had a custom rear bar fabricated up by Buds Customs, and went on the night before (11:30pm and
we left at 6:00am the next day!). We were missing the left swing arm as it was left at the powdercoaters by
accident. :mad:

Anyway, here's a few pics - i haven't been bothered to name them yet. let me know if you'd like to know about any in particular :p

The main highlights of the trip were:
*CREB Track (said it was closed but went anyway, as a local said everyone else did)
*Frenchmans
*OTT - particularly Nolans Brook and Gunshot
*Endeavour Falls & Fruitbat Falls
*Driving into Lockhart River Aboriginal Community :crazy:





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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by bigcheese82 » August 9th, 2011, 10:14 pm

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by bigcheese82 » August 9th, 2011, 10:16 pm

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Tom - '99 105 HZJ105R GXL, manual, 2" lift, 305 Bighorns, snorkel, dual battery, uhf, fridge, 12,000lb Mako winch w/ synthetic, 6x HID spots

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Unread post by bigcheese82 » August 9th, 2011, 10:18 pm

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by Dree Mon » August 10th, 2011, 7:26 am

With all those great pics there must be some great stories ! the only pic I didn't like was the one with the price of diesel Ha Ha, cant believe it's been nearly 25 years since I went there , we did the trip on 2 82 suzy DR 500 trail bikes, goldy to top and back, We'll have to do it again in the Jack next time. Cheers

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by Micky-Lux » August 10th, 2011, 7:46 am

So the creb was closed??

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by bigcheese82 » August 10th, 2011, 2:19 pm

Yeah diesel got up to $2.20 when we were there - that hurts when you have 120L to fill up!

The CREB track sign said it was closed, but a local said to just go through it anyway so we did.

It was awesome :D Would have been wild in the wet though!
Tom - '99 105 HZJ105R GXL, manual, 2" lift, 305 Bighorns, snorkel, dual battery, uhf, fridge, 12,000lb Mako winch w/ synthetic, 6x HID spots

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by CUSoon » August 10th, 2011, 2:52 pm

Great pics mate.

How did you go at Nolan Brook, I've heard it's still catching a few people out?

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by bigcheese82 » August 10th, 2011, 6:17 pm

We got through just fine. From what we'd heard, a lot of the people getting stuck were simply plowing through without walking it first. In the centre of the creek, there was a bit silt deposit - even walking through I started to sink in it. It's what caught a lot of people out apparently. At the time, we had to hug the bank, cut through the middle to the other bank and drive out. Sort of like an 's' shape....
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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by TrueBlueNavara » August 14th, 2011, 10:13 pm

Awesome pics, looks like it was a really good trip

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Unread post by Red04VXE » August 14th, 2011, 10:17 pm

Great Pics!
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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by Kalahari76 » August 14th, 2011, 10:31 pm

Looks like a awsome trip mate. Hell I'm jealous. Thanks for all the pics. Realy gives one an idea of what to expect.
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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by Foo » August 15th, 2011, 8:33 am

Looks like you had a good time and the place was still a bit on the damp side! :cool:

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Re: [QLD] Cape York July 2011 - CAUTION PIC Heavy!

Unread post by bigcheese82 » August 15th, 2011, 6:12 pm

Thanks for all of your comments guys. It was a great trip and i'm glad we did it. For those that are heading up, someone suggested to me to buy an 'Archer Burger' from Archer River Roadhouse. Amazing. This thing had it's own birth certificate :p
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