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Always wanted a 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 but unsure about doing it by yourself? We've taken away the hassle and uncertainty of organising the trip and the risk of doing it alone.
Experience this bucket list location in your own or a hired 4WD vehicle from Cairns to the top of Cape York and back. Travel within the security of a group tour environment. You don't need to have any off-road driving experience because your guide is also a professional 4WDing instructor, so he'll assist you through the difficult sections. You'll have stories to tell about this trip for years to come!
Get your iconic photo at the Tip of Cape York, experience a day trip to Thursday Island, drive on the Old Tele Track, ford challenging water crossings, swim in crystal clear streams, go fishing in remote locations, camp in wilderness settings, experience wildlife that exists nowhere else and make new friends. Find out what's included below.
We'll show you the best experiences of the Cape at a relaxed pace and get you and your vehicle home again in one piece.
Duration: 18 Days
Start/End: 1 hr North of Cairns
Cost: $4200 per couple (Join our Facebook Members group for 15% off)
Extra passengers $495
See below for FAQs and Timeline including what's included in the cost. You can phone or email Tony directly about the tour on the contact details below. Check out the Video Testimonials at the bottom of this page.
Whats included? 4WD instruction, 4 evening meals, all camping fees (caravan parks and National Parks including the first and last night), National Park entry fees, Thursday Island ferry and bus tour, tyre changing and mechanical assistance, fishing gear and tuition, night spotlighting missions for animals, bird ID books and app, photography sessions and tips, qualified and knowledgeable tour guide with reliable 200 Series Landcruiser tour vehicle, all safety, recovery, communications and emergency equipment (Garmin inReach tracker /PLB / satellite texting), spare 2-way radios.
What's not included? 4WD Vehicle, fuel, food, camping gear, optional extras eg. fishing charters, eco boat tour, mine tour, scenic helicopter/plane flights etc.
Vehicles. A high clearance 4X4 vehicle with low range (with some exceptions) and upgraded suspension is required for the Cape tour. You don't need a winch or lockers because the guide vehicle is carrying all recovery gear. Some basic recovery gear is advised to be carried however - spade, snatch strap, shackles, MaxTrax.
Camper Trailers. This tour is suitable for off-road camper trailers that are set up for remote travel. Australian made camper trailers with independent suspension are recommended as some of the roads are very rough. It's best to discuss your trailer's suitability prior to booking. Ask us if you have a slide-on camper too. Full details of specs, setup and spares is given on booking.
Fuel is readily available on the Cape. In a worst case scenario, you will need a range of 500 kms. There are a number of places to buy supplies on the Cape tour and there are supermarkets at Weipa and Bamaga. Many of the overnight stops have restaurant facilities where you can buy dinner. A full list of places to buy food and fuel is supplied when you book the tour.
Highlights of the Cape Tour (full itinerary on booking)
Meet up an hour and a half's drive North of Cairns for our first night's stay near Mossman. Dinner and briefing.
Bloomfield Track & Lion's Den
What a way to start this epic tour! The scenic Bloomfield Track leads us to our first night's camping spot - the iconic Lion's Den Hotel.
Cooktown & Elim Beach
Lakefield National Park
Camp in the second largest National Park in Queensland. Try to catch a barra and be on the lookout for crocs!
Weipa by the sea
For the best sunsets on the Cape. 2 nights in Weipa allow us to stock up and explore.
The Telegraph Track
Drive this iconic section of the Tele Track. Tackle Palm Creek, Dulhunty Creek, Gunshot Creek and Cockatoo Creek.
Pajinka - The Tip of Cape York
This is what the crowd came to see! Get your iconic photo at the Northern-most point of mainland Australia. Spend a day on Thursday Island on the included ferry and scenic bus tour.
Tele Track, Fruit Bat & Eliot Falls
Head South on another section of the Tele Track. Relax in the cool waters of Eliot, Twin and Fruit Bat Falls.
Iron Range National Park
The most amazing place for nature lovers. The bird and animal life in the rainforest is truely unique.
The Old Coach Road & Maytown
We left one of the most challenging 4WD sections of the Cape till last. Finish the tour on this legendary 4WD track. Two days of low range technical four wheel driving will test your skills (there is a way around it if you're not keen and it's not suitable for towing).
The Final Whistle
Complete this amazing journey back where we started. This is where we have our final dinner together, say goodbye to new friends and relive our experiences.
Tony is not only an experienced remote area tour guide, he's also a Cert IV qualified trainer and assessor in four wheel driving. He has led remote tours all over Australia and New Zealand including the South Island High Country, the Kimberleys, Flinders Ranges, Central Aust, Canning Stock Route, Victorian High Country, Arnhem land and of course, Cape York. Tony is a keen fisherman and photographer and loves chasing wildlife with the camera. He has a Degree in Tourism and a Masters Degree in Wildlife Management.
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