Some Cape York Tours are available to book for 2021 – many are waiting for dates and prices to be confirmed.

About Cape York

About Cape York

Cape York has it all – rugged national parks, pristine waterways and secluded beaches. Mixed with history and culture it is a destination worth the time.

With 1200 km of roads connecting Cairns to Cape York. Visit places like Cooktown, the Lockhart River, Weipa, Chilli Beach, remote campsites and vast cattle stations. Swim in crystal-clear waters at Jardine National Park or visit the extensive wetlands of the Rinurru (Lakefield) National Park. See termite mounds and carnivorous plants. Stand at the top of Australia.

The area is rich in culture, with a mix of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and traditions.

Visit the Laura Dance festival with more than 500 artists and 20 communities in the region attend this biennial Aboriginal performing arts festival

Visit Cooktown, a small coastal town 330 km north of Cairns. For a slice of history, this is the site of Captain James Cook’s first interactions with Indigenous people. After 48 days here Cook had records of native fauna and Aboriginal language. 

Visit Wenlock River where you will find the richest diversity of freshwater fish in Australia. An anglers’ paradise with 48 know species, barramundi, saratoga some rare rainbow fish, fimbriate gudgeon, Buffon’s River garfish and freshwater sawfish. You do need to be alert in the Cape for both freshwater and saltwater crocs. Only swim in areas that are known to be croc-free.

The best time to visit Cape York is June through to October. The school holidays are busier but there is plenty of room for everyone. Approximately 60000 people visit ‘The Tip of Australia’ each year.

Regional Attractions

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Cairns Day Trips

There are so many things to do locally. You can spend a day or a whole week around town.

From good food to go-carts. There is something for everyone in Cairns.

Cairns Region
Kuranda

Kuranda

Surrounded by the world’s oldest living tropical rainforest, the colorful village of Kuranda is known as the Village in the Rainforest.

Just 25km northwest of Cairns.

Kuranda
Daintree & Cape Tribulation

Daintree & Cape Tribulation

The Daintree covers 1200 sq km between the Mossman Gorge and Bloomfield River. Cape Tribulation is where the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef meet.

Cape Tribulation
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Great Barrier Reef

Visiting the Reef includes: snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, glass-bottomed boats, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.

Great Barrier Reef
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Atherton Tablelands

Located just south of Cairns, the cooler-climate of the Atherton Tablelands has variety of landscapes and attractions – waterfalls, national parks and coffee plantations. Markets, food and wine. Enjoy the tableland region.

Atherton Tablelands
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Cape York

The ultimate self-drive location – Cape York. You will find more 4WDs here than anywhere else in the country. A 1200km strip of road connects Cairns with Cape York allow at least 7 days to take the drive.

4WD Hire

Book your Cape York Tour, the limited season means tours sell out!