Cape York Tours

one of Australia's last great wilderness regions, extends 1000 kilometres north of Cairns, Queensland. This vast, remote region is the approximate size of our State of Victoria or of England, Scotland and Wales combined, covering some 115,000 square kilometres.

There's a magic here, spun by its vastness and amazing variety. You'll see animals of the Australian bush in a habitat of crystal clear spring fed creeks and waterfalls, huge termite mounds and carnivorous plants. And you'll feel the emotion and pride when you stand at the very Top of Australia!

If you have a sense of adventure, a desire to stand at the top end of Australia and enjoy a "Journey" rather than just a holiday then we certainly feel that one of the three types of tours listed below will fulfill all your needs!
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Drive/Drive Cape York Tour
These tours last from 13-16 days and cover all the areas of The Cape from Weipa on the West coast through to the stunning Chili Beach on the East coast of Cape York. All the Drive/Drive tours visit Lakefield National Park which is well know for it bird and animal life. You will also have ample time to explore Thursday and Horn Islands in the Torres Straits. Camping in tents and Campfire Cooked meals add to the overall experience of making your journey to "The Tip" of Australia.
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Drive/Sea Cape York Tour
Why not combine a 4WD safari with a sea journey on a real life working Cargo Boat. The MV Trinity Bay is 81 meters long, has 16 cabins and serves up amazing meals whilst en route! These tours operate between 9-14 days and the 4WD land leg accommodation can be your choice of camping in tents with campfire cooked meals or motel accommodation with restaurant/cafe meals. Either way you will get to experience two types of transport methods in one holiday.
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Drive/Fly Cape York Tour
Don't forget to take you camera onto the low level flight between Cairns and "The Tip" as the scenery of the Great Barrier Reef is spectacular! The duration of these tours lasts from 5-12 days and again the options for sleeping are your choice of camping in tents with delicious camp fire cooked meals or motel/cabins with meals at restaurants and cafes. The longer of these tours will take in both the West and East coasts of The Cape plus most tours allow time for exploring Thursday & Horn Islands.
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2014 TOURS ALREADY FILLING, BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT

DUE TO SOME CANCELLATIONS SOME TOURS HAVE BEEN HEAVILLY DISCOUNTED:
May 23 - 10 day drive/sea accommodated tour SAVE $439 per person, now only $3951 more info
May 23 - 8 day drive/fly accommodated tour SAVE $339 per person, now only $3051 more info
May 28 - 10 day drive/fly camping tour SAVE $265 per person, now only $2385 more info
June 3 - 12 day sea/drive camping tour SAVE $405 per person, now only $3645 more info
June 5 - 10 day fly/drive camping tour SAVE $305 per person, now only $2745 more info
June 6 - 10 day drive/sea accommodated tour SAVE $469 per person, now only $4221 more info
June 6 - 8 day drive/fly accommodated tour SAVE $369 per person, now only $3321 more info
June 17 - 12 day sea/drive camping tour SAVE $405 per person, now only $3645 more info
June 19 - 10 day fly/drive camping tour SAVE $305 per person, now only $2745 more info
June 20 - 10 day drive/sea accommodated tour SAVE $469 per person, now only $4221 more info
June 20 - 8 day drive/fly accommodated tour SAVE $369 per person, now only $3321 more info

TOP OF THE LINE ACCOMMODATED TOUR DISCOUNTED FOR MAY, AUG, SEP SAVE $250 PER PERSON:
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6 PASSENGER SMALL GROUP TOURS
New for 2014 is small group size tour with only 6 passengers
11 day fly/drive camping tours more info
15 day drive/drive camping tours more info


CAMPFIRE COOKED MEALS WITH REAL BED ACCOMMODATION
A very popular tour in the 2013 season was the Budget Accommodated tour where you sleep in a real bed, eat campfire cooked meals, enjoy the camping atmosphere when paying a budget price. We suggest you book now for this tour in 2014 as it will fill up.
7 day drive/fly budget accommodated tour more info
7 day fly/drive budget accommodated tour more info

SINGLE PASSENGERS SPECIAL DATES FOR CARGO BOAT TRIPS
In 2014 dedicated dates have been set aside on the Cargo Boat for single travelers, please see these tours.
10 day drive/sea accommodated tour more info
12 day drive/sea camping tour more info
14 day drive/sea camping tour more info

A region of diverse landscapes and true wilderness it is an adventure and Four Wheel Drive (4WD) recreational Mecca for many Australians and international visitors who visit the Cape each "Dry Season", between May and December.

Many of its 20,500 (approximately) inhabitants of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians rely on the annual migration of tourists to supplement the Peninsula's mining, fishing and pastoral industries which are the basis of its relatively small economy.

Ecologically, the region is very important, supporting a diverse range of environments from tropical rainforest, open forest, savannah grassland and heath communities in a region that remains relatively unaffected by our industrialised society. Many National Parks protect these natural assets, the most notable being Lakefield and Jardine National Parks along with the famous World Heritage listed Wet Tropics a short distance from Cairns.

The region's indigenous history is a combination of the rich cultures of the Australian Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander. A visit to Split Rock, near Laura, to view ancient rock art is a highlight of the area.

Known as "Quinkan" rock art, there are literally hundreds of galleries hidden in the sandstone escarpment of the Great Dividing Range. The collection is held to be one of the largest bodies of primitive art in the world which depict the activities and culture of the Australian Aborigine in bygone years.

The most well known visitor was Captain Cook in 1770 when he repaired his ship "Endeavour" where Cooktown now stands. Later, significant influences began with Kennedy's 1848 expedition to be followed by the Jardine family who established the outpost of Somerset in the 1860's.

However, it was the discovery of gold at the Palmer River that brought significant population and the establishment of Cooktown in 1873. In the years that followed, the Cape York Telegraph, pastoralism, World War II, bauxite mining at Weipa and the emerging tourism industry have all added their intriguing stories to the region.

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