Current Road Status Current Road Status

 

As at 4 September 2015

Lakefield Road from the Ranger Base north is subject to a 5 tonne limit until further notice.

 

Road

 Open

Open 4WD Only

Weight restriction (tonnes)

 Closed

Wet or boggy conditions

Bad wheel ruts &/or washouts

Comments

Bloomfield Rd (Rossville/Bloomfield Rd)

  X

 

42.5

 

 

 

 

Archer Point Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esk Valley Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabella-McIvor Rd – to Starcke River Boat Ramp

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron Creek Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battlecamp Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakefield Rd – southern end to Ranger Station

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lakefield Rd – from Ranger Station north

 

  X

  5

 

 

 

DRIVE TO PREVAILING CONDITIONS

Marina Plains Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lilyvale Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimba Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimba-Gamboola Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixie-Kimba Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dixie Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killarney Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drumduff/Koolatah Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairview/Palmerville Rd

 

  X

 

 

 

 

DRIVE WITH CARE

Palmerville/Maytown Rd

 

  X

5

 

 

  X

DRIVE WITH CARE

Whites Creek Rd (to Maytown)

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Byerstown Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

Open to Palmer River

Bonny Glen Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musgrave/Strathgordon Rd (to Pormpuraaw)

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aurukun Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port Stewart Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holroyd Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rokeby Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mein/Batavia Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moreton/Bramwell Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamaga Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sudley/Batavia Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Roads Rd (to Lockhart & Chilli Beach)

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Webb/Wakooka Rd - (Kalpowar section)

  X

 

 

 

 

 

DRIVE TO PREVAILING CONDITIONS

Mt Webb/Wakooka Rd - (Starcke section)

 

  X

  5

 

 

 

DRIVE WITH CARE

Mt Amos Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gampie Drive

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarantine Bay Rd

  X

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Minke Rd      X           20         40km/hr through worksite area

Grassy Hill Rd

  X

NOT SUITABLE FOR CARAVANS OR RVs. Bitumen but very steep & narrow. COACHES – 7 metres max length (usually 22 seater)

 

Roads not managed by Cook Shire:

 

Road

 Open

Open 4WD Only

Weight restriction (tonnes)

 Closed

Wet or boggy conditions

Bad wheel ruts &/or washouts

Comments

Peninsula Development Rd (PDR) Lakeland to Laura

X

 

 

 

 

 

Refer Dept Transport & Main Roads  

Ph: 131940 or web site 131940.qld.gov.au

Peninsula Development Rd (PDR) Laura to Coen

X

 

 

 

 

 

Peninsula Development Rd (PDR) Coen to Weipa

X

 

 

 

 

 

Endeavour Valley Rd

X

 

 

 

 

 

Mulligan Highway

X

 

 

 

 

 

Kowanyama, Dunbar turn-off to Kowanyama

contact Carpentaria Shire Council Ph: 4745 2200 or web: www.carpentaria.qld.gov.au

Bloomfield Road from the Bloomfield River south

contact Douglas Shire Council Ph: 4099 9444 or web: douglas.qld.gov.au

 

“4WD Adventure Tracks” not maintained by Cook Shire:

 

Old Telegraph Track

From Bramwell Junction north

Captain Billy’s Track

From Bamaga Rd to Captain Billy’s Landing

Frenchman’s Track

From Batavia Downs east

Cape Melville National Park Track

Between Kalpowar section & Starcke sections of Mt Webb/Wakooka Rd

 

 

Fairview-Palmerville Road - There are gates around Palmerville Station - if gates are shut please ensure you close these gates after passing through.  These gates should NOT BE LOCKED.  If you find locks on these gates - please photograph and advise Council.   The chains on the gates are tight but not should not be LOCKED.
When roads are closed - enquiries for permits on Cook Shire roads may be made to - Ph: 07 4069 5444 or E: mail@cook.qld.gov.au  
DRIVE ACCORDING TO CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS, these change constantly on dirt roads.  SLOW DOWN and TAKE CARE, particularly when roads are wet.
SLOW DOWN when coming off a bitumen road onto a dirt road and at creek/river crossings. Fatalities have occurred with vehicles losing control when travelling too fast, particularly smaller vehicles or vehicles towing trailers or vans.
Do not disobey 'ROAD CLOSED' signs as you void all insurances in the event of an accident. You can also be fined by Queensland Police Service and lose points off your licence. Heavy vehicles are also liable for any damage caused to the roadway.

 

CAPE YORK ROADS - GENERAL INFORMATION

 

1. Area

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.

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2. Area

WUJAL WUJAL to AYTON- ROSSVILLE-BLOOMFIELD ROAD

Road Name:

ROSSVILLE-BLOOMFIELD ROAD

General

Description:

Bitumen road.   Drive according to prevailing conditions.

Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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3. Area

AYTON to ROSSVILLE to Mulligan Highway

Road Name: ROSSVILLE-BLOOMFIELD ROAD - (Cook Shire road) however the road from the Mulligan Highway turnoff to Shipton Flat Road is the responsibility of Dept of Transport and Main Roads in Cairns.
 

 

General Description: Bitumen road.  Drive according to prevailing conditions.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444 if you require a permit.

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4. Area

Archer Point

Road Name: Archer Point Road
   
General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet. Take care at creek crossings. Drive according to prevailing conditions.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended during wet season or after prolonged rain.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444
 
Road Name: Esk Valley Road
   
General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet. Drive according to prevailing conditions.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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5. Area

Cooktown to Hope Vale

Road Name: Endeavour Valley Road including McIvor Road
 

 

General Description: Bitumen and dirt road. Drive according to prevailing conditions - potholes and corrugations in some areas. Dirt section of the road can be slippery when wet.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended during the wet season.
Contact: Department of Transport and Main Roads - Ph: 131940 OR
Website: www.131940.qld.gov.au
 
Road Name: Isabella-McIvor Road - Starcke River Boat Ramp
   
   
   
 

 

General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet.  Drive according to prevailing conditions.
Road Name: Cameron Creek Road
   
General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet. Drive according to prevailing conditions.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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6. Area

Cooktown to Old Laura & Laura via Battlecamp Road

Road Name: Battlecamp Road
   
General Description:

Slow down and take care at river crossings.  Bitumen over range.  Drive according to prevailing conditions.  Dirt road can be slippery when wet.

Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444.

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7. Area

Old Laura to Musgrave via Lakefield Road

Road Name: Lakefield Road
 

 

General Description: Dirt road - when open, drive according to prevailing conditions - High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended - off-road trailers only. Not suitable for caravans.  Becomes extremely boggy when wet. 
Contacts:

For reservations contact Lakefield National Park - refer Queensland Parks and Wildlife website or phone (07) 4060 3271 or 1300 130 372.

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8. Area

Marina Plains Road - east of Musgrave Roadhouse

Road Name: Marina Plains Road
   
General Description: Dirt road - drive according to prevailing conditions. This is black soil country which becomes very sticky and boggy when wet.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended during wet season or after prolonged rain.
Contacts: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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9. Area

COOKTOWN to LAKELAND DOWNS

Road Name: Mulligan Highway
   
General Description: Bitumen road. Beware of wallabies and cattle, particularly early morning and late afternoon. Subject to flooding at Little Annan River and McLeod River crossings during the wet season. 
Contact: Department of Transport and Main Roads Ph: 131940
Website: www.131940.qld.gov.au

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10. Area

LAKELAND TO LAURA

Road Name: Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) 90C - Laura
General Description:

Bitumen road - new bridge has been built over Laura River. 

Contact:

 Department of Transport and Main Roads Ph: 131940

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11. Area

LAURA TO COEN

Road Name Peninsula Developmental Road (Coen)

General Description:

Contact:

Dirt road.  When roadworks in progress - slow down for road crews.  Check with Department of Transport and Main Roads website - www.131940.qld.gov.au or phone 131940.

Permit enquiries for heavy vehicles - contact Dept of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) 07 4050 5448.

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12. Area

COEN TO WEIPA

Road Name Peninsula Developmental Road
Contact:

Dirt road - slippery when wet.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended during the wet season or following prolonged rain.  Please check with Department of Transport and Main Roads website - www.131940.qld.gov.au or phone 131940.

Permit enquiries for heavy vehicles - contact TMR 07 4050 5448.

   
Website www.131940.qld.gov.au

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13. Area

Kimba, Palmerville, Maytown

Road Name: Kimba Road (west of Laura to Kimba-Gamboola Rd junction)
   
General Description: Dirt road - drive according to prevailing conditions.  4WD high clearance  recommended.
Road Name Kimba-Gamboola Rd (through to King Junction) .
   
General Description: Dirt road - washouts can occur after heavy rain.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended. Mareeba Council is responsible for the southern end of this road. Please contact Mareeba Council for information on their section of this road. Ph: (07) 4086 4500
Road Name: Dixie-Kimba Road
   
General Description: Dirt road - drive according to prevailing conditions.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council - (07)4069 5444
 
Road Name: Kimba and Killarney Roads
 

 

General Description: Dirt road - slow down if wet. Drive according to prevailing conditions.  High clearance 4WD recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444
 
Road Name: Welcome Road - Laura
   
General Description: Dirt road - subject to changing conditions in wet season. Drive according to prevailing conditions.  High clearance 4WD recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444
 
Road Name: Fairview-Palmerville Road from Fairview Outstation turnoff past Fairlight Station - There are gates around Palmerville Station - please ensure you close these gates after passing through.  These gates should NOT be locked.  If you find locks on these gates - please photograph and advise Council.  
   
General Description: Dirt road - drive according to prevailing conditions. Dirt Road can be slippery when wet. River Crossing subject to flooding during wet season.  High clearance 4WD recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444 or mail@cook.qld.gov.au
 
Road Name: Palmerville/Maytown Road
   
General Description: Dirt road - deep sandy creek crossings. Drive according to prevailing conditions. Subject to closure at short notice.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444
 

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14. Area

Whites Creek Road to MAYTOWN

Road Name: White Creek Road
   
General Description: Dirt road - beware of deep sandy creek crossings - not suitable for small vehicles or caravans. Off-road trailers only at your own risk.   High clearance 4WD recommended.  Conditions can change quickly.Drive according to prevailing conditions.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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15. Area

PORMPURAAW

Road Name: Musgrave - Strathgordon Road
 

 

General Description: Dirt road - drive according to prevailing conditions. Dirt Road can be slippery when wet.  Drive according to current road conditions slow down at river crossings.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended

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AURUKUN
15a Area

Aurukun Road

General Description:

High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended after prolonged rain.

Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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16. Area

PORT STEWART

Road Name: Port Stewart Road
 

 

General Description:

Dirt road with bitumen sections of the range. Drive according to prevailing conditions.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended during wet season or after prolonged rain.

Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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17. Area

BAMAGA

Road Name: Bamaga Road from Moreton Telegraph Station via Bramwell Junction
   
General Description:

Dirt road can be slippery when wet. Drive according to prevailing conditions. Care should be taken at river crossings. Dirt roads can deteriorate quickly with wet weather and heavy traffic.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended.

Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444.

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18. Area

Bamaga Rd to Captain Billy's Turnoff

Road Name: Bamaga Road
   
General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet and soft in places. Drive according to prevailing conditions. Dirt roads can deteriorate quickly with wet weather and heavy traffic.  Off-road trailers only recommended.  High clearance 4WD recommended.
Contact: Healthland Ranger Station - 07 4060 3241.
  The road to Captain Billy's Landing is not maintained by Cook Shire Council.

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19. Area

Captain Billy's Turnoff to Jardine Ferry

Road Name: Bamaga Road
   
General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet - conditions change with heavy rain. Drive according to prevailing conditions.  4WD vehicles with a high ground clearance recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444  From Jardine Ferry North and Vrilya Point, contact the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council on 4090 4100

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20. Area

LOCKHART (including Chilli Beach)

Road Name: Portland Roads Rd to Wenlock River
   
General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet. River crossings subject to flooding after heavy rains. Drive according to prevailing conditions.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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21. Area

Mt Webb- Wakooka Road (including Princess Charlotte Bay)

Road Name: Mt Webb - Wakooka Road via Starcke
General Description: Dirt road - because of the isolation of this area, you are advised to ensure others know your espected date of return.
 

The middle section of this road is a 4WD "Adventure Track" for experienced 4WD drivers only. It is mandatory for any persons embarking on this road to carry with them self-sufficient recovery gear and means of communication to outside emergency services (have Satelite phone, VHF radio phone), as well as first aid equipment; safety equipment and extra supplies.

Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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22. Area

KOWANYAMA

Road Name: Dunbar turn-off to Kowanyama
  Please check with Carpentaria Shire Council    
Contact: Carpentaria Shire Council (07) 4745 2200

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23. Area

Mt Amos Road

Road Name: Mt Amos Road/Gampie Drive
   
General Description: Dirt road can be slippery when wet. Drive according to prevailing conditions. Care needs to be taken at culverts.  High clearance 4WD vehicles recommended.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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24. Area

Quarantine Bay Road

Road Name: Quarantine Bay Road
   
General Description: Bitumen road. Steep ascent at far end - not suitable for caravans.Drive according to prevailing conditions.
Contact: Cook Shire Council (07) 4069 5444

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