11 Day Heritage Cape York 4WD Coach Tour OATCAPE11

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$8,999 Per Person
Deposit From Only
$800 Per Person
Departs Cairns
Returns Cairns
Difficulty Medium
Group Size 26

11 Day Heritage Tour Cape York 4WD Coach Tour

Discover the stunning Cape York & Torres Strait Islands region at a relaxed pace on this dedicated small-group tour exploring stunning locations and having unique experiences en route to ‘The Tip’ of Australia. If you are looking for a journey to discover the natural and cultural heritage of Cape York then this top-of-the-line tour could be just for you. Join a group of 26 passengers in a unique 4WD coach vehicle built especially for comfortable travel in Outback Australia. Your Guide is passionate about Cape York & highly trained in the area. Accommodation is at the best motels & stations in Cape York that also provide delicious home-backed treats and meals. An experience to remember for the rest of your life!

All included in the cost of this tour is 9 days of touring plus 2 nights of accommodation in Cairns – 1 night before the tour starts and 1 night after the tour ends.

 

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Highlights

  • Daintree Rainforest and Daintree Discovery Centre
  • Bana Yirriji Art & Cultural Centre
  • Bloomfield Track and Daintree Coast
  • James Cook Museum
  • Cooktown Botanic Gardens
  • Guided tour of Split Rock, Quinkan Centre
  • Weipa Bauxite Mine Tour
  • Gulf Eco Cruise
  • Moreton Telegraph Station
  • Fruit Bat Falls (swimming opportunity)
  • Cape York Walk to ‘The Tip’
  • Endeavour Strait Cruising
  • Torres Strait Cultural Heritage Experiences
  • Horn and Thursday Island Touring

Inclusions

  • 10 nights en suite accommodation
  • Travel by luxury 4WD coach from Cairns
  • The vehicle has PA, television, CD, DVD, and road camera
  • All meals (10 buffet breakfasts; 9 lunches; 10 dinners)
  • All entries/activities as per itinerary
  • Ferry transfers between Cape York, Thursday Island, and Horn Island
  • One-way economy flight Horn Island to Cairns
  • Touring with our Savannah Guides Operator driver and host

Tour Pricing

All prices are in AUD, per person

Twin Share
2024$ 8,999

Minimum tour numbers apply.  Itinerary subject to change. Single rooms are limited on this tour. Included Economy flights are with an airline of organisers choosing and subject to the airline’s booking and carriage conditions. Flight subject to availability. Prices do not include travel insurance; meals not specified in the itinerary; drinks; laundry; optional activities; and items of a personal nature.

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    Itinerary

    • 1 Day 1: Cairns (D)

      Your adventure begins with a Welcome Dinner at our tour hotel. Please check-in after 2.00pm. Meet fellow travellers and hear all about the adventures ahead with a comprehensive tour orientation by your Savannah Guides Operator driver and host.  

      Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade, Cairns

    • 2 Day 2: Cooktown (B L D)

      We travel north along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives to Mossman; nestled in the World Heritage-Listed Daintree Rainforest. We’ll board the Daintree River Ferry for a short cable crossing of the famous Daintree River. Visit the Daintree Discovery Centre, an award-winning interpretive facility. Join a guided tour of the rainforest boardwalks.

      Follow the Bloomfield Track on a spectacular scenic journey hugging the Daintree Coast.  Visit the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre in Wujal Wujal, a small coastal Aboriginal community on the banks of the Bloomfield River.  

      Accommodation: 2 nights Sovereign Resort or River of Gold Motel, Cooktown

    • 3 Day 3: Cooktown (B L D)

      Discover Cooktown’s colourful history today. Join our guide on a tour of the Cooktown Cemetery and hear the intriguing story of a fair skinned woman known as the “Normanby Woman” who was sighted living with Aborigines back in the 1800s. Visit James Cook Museum in the magnificent 19th Century Sisters of Mercy Convent.  Gain an insight into the grounding of the Endeavour and the most significant land based stay of Captain Cook’s east coast expedition. Wander the beautiful heritage-listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens and see the Vera Scarth-Johnson collection of original regional botanical illustrations. Enjoy some free time to stroll downtown Cooktown and a late afternoon tour of Grassy Hill with 360-degree views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Great Barrier Reef.

      Accommodation: Sovereign Resort or River of Gold Motel, Cooktown

    • 4 Day 4: Musgrave (B L D)

      Travel to Lakeland and Laura via the mysterious Black Mountains, a special story place for the Kuku Yalanji people. World-class Aboriginal rock art and wonderful locally grown coffee are two big drawcards for these small towns.  Best known are the Quinkan Rock Art Galleries, considered to be some of the most significant Aboriginal art sites in the world. We’ll join an Indigenous guided tour of the Split Rock Galleries.

      Travel along the Peninsula Developmental Road to the Hann River Roadhouse for a short break before continuing on to Musgrave Roadhouse.

      Accommodation: Musgrave Roadhouse

    • 5 Day 5: Weipa (B L D)

      We continue along the Peninsula Development Road to the old mining community of Coen.  The town was originally created around a repeater station in the Overland Telegraph Line to the Tip of Cape York Peninsula.

      We’ll arrive in time for lunch at the Archer River Roadhouse.  Located on the banks of the crystal clear Archer River, the Roadhouse is famous for the massive Archer Burger, best served with an icy cold drink under their shaded patio.

      Last stop for the day is Weipa, the Barramundi capital of Queensland. Originally an Aboriginal mission, Weipa grew to become a township after the discovery of bauxite. Late afternoon relax at your accommodation with sweeping views of Albatross Bay.  

      Accommodation: 2 nights Heritage Resort or Albatross Bay Resort, Weipa

    • 6 Day 6: Weipa (B L D)

      Learn about Weipa’s mining operations on a morning tour of the world’s largest bauxite mine, operated by Rio Tinto. Get up close and personal to the 190-tonne Belly Dumper Haul trucks while touring the working mine site and follow the rail and conveyor belt system as the bauxite makes its way to the loading dock.

      Join an Eco Cruise on the Gulf of Carpentaria for a chance to spot local birdlife and crocodiles. Relax with drinks and nibbles as you learn about the incredible ecosystems and local culture. Witness a stunning sunset in one of the few places in Queensland where the sun sets over the ocean in the west.

      Accommodation: Heritage Resort or Albatross Bay Resort, Weipa

    • 7 Day 7: Bamaga (B L D)

      Follow the Old Telegraph Track to Moreton Telegraph Station on the banks of the Wenlock River. Part of the historic Overland Telegraph Line, Moreton Telegraph Station was completed in 1887 and ceased operations in 1987 with the introduction of microwave telecommunications. Spot giant termite mounds as the country changes to the open plains of Heathlands Resources Reserve.

      Cool off in the lush Fruit Bat Falls with its crystal clear water (croc free), a perfect swimming spot and one of the most special places on the Cape. Cross the Jardine River by cable ferry to Bamaga, the closest settlement to the Tip of Australia.  This evening enjoy a relaxed dinner overlooking tropical gardens.

      Accommodation: 2 nights Cape York Peninsula Lodge, Bamaga

    • 8 Day 8: Bamaga (B L D)

      Experience the highlights of Cape York Peninsula, one of Australia’s last great wilderness areas. We begin with a drive to Pajinka. The 45-60 minute walk over rocky headland to ‘The Tip’ of Cape York requires a good level of fitness. Take that ‘bucket-list’ photo as you stand at the Tip of Australia; then savour a picnic lunch on Sommerset Beach with breathtaking views to Albany Island. Visit the iconic Croc Tent then enjoy some free time back at your accommodation.

      Accommodation: Cape York Peninsula Lodge, Bamaga

    • 9 Day 9: Torres Strait Islands (B L D)

      Cruise the beautiful turquoise waters of the Endeavour Strait to Thursday Island; just one of 274 islands which lie between the northern tip of Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Discover Thursday Island’s hidden past, including Green Hill Fort, on a guided history tour and a visit to Gab Titui Cultural Centre. Enjoy some free time to explore Thursday Island.

      Accommodation: Jardine Motel, Thursday Island

    • 10 Day 10: Cairns (B L D)

      Transfer to Horn Island this morning.  Join local guides on a tour of the World War II sites. See gun emplacements, an underground command post and an aircraft wreck with an epic tale. Walk in the steps of traditional owners, the Kaurareg People, and learn their stories. Following the tour you will have time to wander the Torres Strait Heritage Museum. Enjoy an Asian buffet lunch on Horn Island before transferring to Horn Island Airport for your QantasLink flight to Cairns. Tonight we’ll celebrate the end of our adventure with a Farewell Dinner at the Coral Hedge Brasserie Restaurant & Bar.

      Accommodation: Rydges Esplanade, Cairns

    • 11 Day 11: Cairns Homeward Bound (B)

      Your Cape York and Torres Strait adventure concludes after breakfast at Rydges Esplanade.  Own arrangements for your connecting flight or rail home.  Alternatively you may like to extend your stay in Cairns with one of our Post Tour packages – please contact us for further information.

    Itinerary is subject to change.

    Medium level of fitness – guests have no mobility concerns and they have declared any pre-existing injuries which may affect their participation. Please note tours include leisurely walks that can be in excess of 1.5km. Not suitable for guests needing wheelie walkers or wheelchairs.

    OAT CYT 2023 4WD Cape York Tour

    Additional Information

    WHAT IS INCLUDED: All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner. All accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary.

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED: Accommodation, meals, transfers and fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance. Fuel tax levy may apply.

    FITNESS TO TRAVEL: Tours include short and long distance walks with varying degree of difficulty from moderate to challenging, and often over uneven ground or including steps. For safety and enjoyment passengers should be in good physical condition to participate in all tours.

    Passengers need to be aware of the high temperatures which may be experienced in the outback. Medical Equipment: Please note that in some remote Outback locations electric power may not be available 24 hours per day. Passengers are advised to bring adequate medication (and spare prescriptions for essential medication) for remote travel and emergencies.

    • Low level of fitness – minimal walking with some wheelchair/wheelie-walker accessible facilities; please note a Carer is required should guests have mobility concerns with any facilities on tour or boarding the coach.
    • Medium level of fitness – guests have no mobility concerns and they have declared any pre-existing injuries which may affect their participation. Please note tours include leisurely walks that can be in excess of 1.5km. Not suitable for guests needing wheelie walkers or wheelchairs.

    There are no restrictions for travel for this tour based on your COVID Vaccination status. Please check Queensland border restrictions for travel in relation to COVID.

    HOW YOU WILL TRAVEL: Modern air-conditioned 4WD tour vehicles with comfortable forward facing seats, PA system, and contact with Royal Flying Doctors for your safety and peace of mind. Satellite phone all vehicles.

    CLOTHING AND WHAT TO BRING: Casual gear is a must. You will need minimal changes of clothing. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, bathers, bath towel, a pair of rubber soled shoes or joggers, a warm jumper or jacket, hat, torch, insect repellent and toiletries. A track suit is most useful, too.

    LUGGAGE: Due to Government Workplace Health and Safety Regulations luggage cannot exceed 10kg. Luggage space is VERY LIMITED, so please restrict your luggage to ONE small SOFT travel bag ( 300mm x 300mm x 700 mm) and a small day pack per person. No hard suitcases or bags with wheels please. Any excess luggage can usually be stored at your hotel, or if your post tour accommodation differs, please arrange for your luggage to be transferred to your post tour accommodation.

    SMOKING: As per Government Regulations, smoking is not permitted in vehicles. Ample stops provide time for “smoking breaks” en route.

    TRANSFER OF TOUR DATES: Should you wish to transfer to another of our tours, a handling fee may be charged, but no cancellation fee applies unless within full payment period.

    UNUSED TOUR SECTORS: If a passenger fails to join a tour/safari or joins in after departure, or leaves it prior to completion, no refunds can be made. No refunds will be made in respect of any part of the tour including food, excursions, accommodation, etc., that are not used or undertaken.

    INSURANCE: Tour operators and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever or for personal injury, accidents, hospitalisation, illness or medical expenses. Most claims arise from personal or close-family illness before holiday departure, resulting in cancellation charges. We strongly recommend all intending passengers consult their insurance agent and take out adequate travel insurance to cover any event and give full travel protection.

    CANCELLATION FEES: Cancellations must be received in writing or by email and cancellation fees will apply to the amount of notice given to the operator.
    • Bookings cancelled more than 90 days prior to tour departure – loss of deposit paid.
    • Cancellation between 90 and 60 days prior to tour departure – 50% cancellation fee of total tour cost.
    • Cancellation between 59 and 31 days prior to tour departure – 75% cancellation fee of total tour cost.
    • Cancellation 30 days and less prior to tour departure – 100% cancellation fee of total tour cost.

    ACCOMMODATION IN CAIRNS FOR CAPE YORK & GULF SAVANNAH TOURS: Pick up and drop of at the following places in Cairns on tours that include accommodation transfers. The 2 caravan parks have storage facilities available for your car and caravan.
    Gulf Savannah 9 day Tours departure points & times
    • 6:30AM – Queens Court Hotel
    • 6:35AM – Coral Tree Inn
    • 6:40AM – Novotel Oasis Resort
    • 6:50AM – First City Caravilla Caravan park
    • 7:00AM – BIG 4, Cairns Coconut Caravan Park

    Cape York 7 day Drive / Fly Tours departure points & times
    • 7:00AM – Queens Court Hotel
    • 6:55AM – Novotel Oasis Resort
    • 6:40AM – First City Caravilla Caravan park
    • 6:30AM – BIG 4, Cairns Coconut Caravan Park

    Cape York 7 day Fly / Drive Tours departure points & times
    • 6:40AM – Queens Court Hotel
    • 6:35AM – Novotel Oasis Resort
    • 6:20AM – First City Caravilla Caravan park
    • 6:10AM – BIG 4, Cairns Coconut Caravan Park
    The tours depart from above mentioned accommodation venues at the listed time. Please advise our head office as soon as possible from which location you want to depart from, to enable us to coordinate transfers. Please be ready by the listed time and out the front of the venue. Our head office will send you a text message ONE day prior to the tour departure with confirmation of departure time and location, when applicable. If you do not advise us of the venue, where you want to depart from, we are unable to pick you up. Please refer to individual tour itineraries for accommodation information.

    GENERAL CONDITIONS: Due to the nature of the trip, it is not recommended for young children. Minimum numbers apply to all tours for the tour to operate. The operator, reserves the right to alter the itinerary and location of accommodation, if necessitated by weather conditions or by any other unforeseen circumstances prevailing at the time of the trip. The operator also has the right to substitute vehicles or an alternative operator, transport, and carrier. The operator is unable to guarantee exact arrival and departure times and is not liable for failure to make connections with other services or for any expenses incurred by the client as a result of weather conditions, mechanical defects, or any other unforeseen cause. If for any reason, the itinerary is altered, no refund is payable by the operator. The operator reserves the right without payment or compensation, and whether before or after commencement of travel, to exclude any passenger, if that passenger may appear likely to endanger the health or safety or impair the comfort of other passengers and may be asked to leave the tours immediately, should he/she commit any illegal act.

    LIABILITY: The operator and its employees accept no responsibility for any booking, contract, travel, accommodation or tours which result in any loss, damage, accident, diversion, or theft in regard to luggage or personal belongings, and will be exempt from all liability in respect of direct or indirect consequential loss or damage, death, injury, sickness, irregularity, delay liability, and additional expenses, or inconvenience or any other event beyond its control including accident, failure of machinery or equipment, accommodation, transport, or other services.

    AIRLINE INDEMNITY: Airline involvement in these tours is as air carrier only. Airlines carry no responsibility for statements in this brochure relating to ground content of these tours and the operator indemnifies them against any claim, action, loss, or damage arising therefrom.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE: Passengers are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance to cover against unforeseen circumstances.

    Booking Terms and Conditions

    Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

    Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

    Supplier Terms and Conditions Summary:

    • 60 days or more prior to departure will incur a loss of deposit.
    • 59-46 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of holiday package price.
    • 45-15 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 75% of holiday package price.
    • 14 days or less prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% holiday package price.

    Changes to the Itinerary Not all attractions, excursions and/or optional tours are provided by the tour operator. Accordingly, tour operators may, where it is required to do so, suspend or cancel any tour inclusion where that tour inclusion is not available or in the opinion of tour operators, unadvisable, unsafe or unsuitable. During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums and restaurants, sightseeing tours and shopping may be limited or not available. Tour operators reserves the right to alter or change the accommodation, carriers or vessels at any time for any reason; and cancel or alter the itinerary and/or tour at any time without notice as Outback Aussie Tours considers necessary for any reason whatsoever including road, weather or traffic conditions, non-performance of suppliers, industrial action, operational conditions and requirements.

    Tour Review

    This was an 11-day tour from Cairns to the Tip of Australia, with a flight back to Cairns from Horn Island. Kathy and Brett were fantastic tour guides full of stories and information from having lived in the Cape for over 3 years and visited it many other times. When a scheduled visit wasn’t possible because a facility was closed for some reason, they had a substitute available eg Finch Beach and Red Beach. We saw so much, learnt so much, laughed so much, and ate so much!! Highlights were the Daintree, Cooktown, Weipa, the Tip, and the Torres Strait Islands. But every day was enjoyable. Highly recommended! Geoff

    Could not fault – itinerary – 4WD vehicle – accommodation – guide & driver – all-inclusive cost – interesting destinations. Good value for money. Great to support an Australian enterprise. Would highly recommend it to anyone. Lorraine

    Fabulous! Cathy and Brett were amazing, knew the area like the back of their hands. They were alert to everything making the time wonderful and easy. The two-night stops were good, the food great, and the beds comfy and clean. The tour means you do not need to spend any money from start to finish unless you want a beer, and to buy cards and caps, etc. The tour was informative, educational, entertaining, and highly recommended. Elizabeth

    FAQs

    • Is there phone service in Far North Queensland?

      In most towns you will get phone service, but there are large stretches between towns that may not have service. Satellite phones are carried on tours for emergency use. Phone service will be possible in Cairns, Laura, Seisia, Roko Island, Thursday Island, Horn Island, Weipa, Cooktown and Coen. There may be other locations and all service will depend on the phone carrier used.

    • How can I pay for my tour?
      We use TravelPay to process credit cards as it is recommended by AFTA (The Australian Federation of Travel Agents) as it provides protection in the event of supplier insolvency.

      Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

      If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment. Remember that ‘TravelPay’ will appear on your credit card statement.

      Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

      Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

      Commonwealth Bank – Australian Tours and Cruises

      Reference: Trip Number

      BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

      International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

      SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

    • What medical clearance form do I use for the cargo boat?
      MV Trinity Bay Passengers

      IMPORTANT: Please note that MV “Trinity Bay” requires passengers to complete a Passenger Medical Information Form to advise the crew of any medical issues they may need to be aware of. This information will also be used by medical attendants in the event of a medical emergency or accident.

      If required by Part 1 of the Sea Swift Passenger Medical Form, a GP Fit-to-Travel Clearance is available to print and take to your GP for signature.
      Please email a copy back to reservations@capeyorktours.com.au to complete your booking, please include your booking reference number in the email.

      Bookings are not confirmed until all forms are completed and returned.

    • Is there mobile phone reception and internet cafe access on the tour?
      Digital mobile telephones only operate in Cooktown. Telstra NEXT G telephones work in Cooktown, Laura, Coen, Weipa and Thursday Island. Email access via internet cafes is generally not available. Most phones these days can recieve emails.
    • Is it possible to recharge phones, cameras etc on the tour?
      Telephones, cameras and other electrical devises can be charged using mains power in Cooktown, Musgrave, Coen, Weipa, Bramwell Station and Cape York.
    • What is the policy on alcohol on the tour?
      The Government has imposed very strict alcohol regulations throughout Cape York Peninsula and our company has a permit to carry certain quantities of alcohol and complies with all regulations and laws. Please contact our office for further, more recent information.
    • What is the policy on smoking on the tour?
      As per Government regulations, smoking is not permitted in vehicles. Ample stops provide time for smoking breaks.
    • Where can I store my car and caravan?
      There are a number of places to store your vehicle or caravan. We can give you the details to book directly once your tour dates are confirmed.
    • Are special dietary requirements catered for on the tour?
      If a passenger is on a medically prescribed diet, we will do our absolute utmost to cater suitable meals for that person. Please contact our office to discuss any diet needs.
    • What are the meals provided on the tour?
      Your Guides / Chefs work extremely hard to provide passengers with excellent, wholesome meals. Breakfast consists of a choice of at least 3 cereals, toast and spreads. Lunch has a variety of cold meats and an abundant selection of salad vegetables on rolls or sandwiches. Evening meals begin with happy hour followed by a 2 course meal which could be a grill, roast, casserole, BBQ, fresh fish and appropriate selection of vegetables followed by a tasty dessert.
    • What type of toilet and shower facilities should be expected on the tour?
      Toilets are either flushing or National Park composting type and showers are available most nights and if not, a long, soaking soap free swim in a shallow, safe stream is available.
    • How far do we travel each day?
      These tours are designed to show the very best of Cape York Peninsula. The day normally starts around 8.00am ending approximately 4.00pm covering 300 kilometers per day. During the normal course of the day you will stop for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The tour also stops at places of interest, towns, communities and any notable flora or fauna features.
    • How many people will be on the tour?
      The maximum number of passengers depends on the seating in the 4WD vehicles which range from 4 to 22 seats.
    • How does the tour run?
      All tours are conducted on a partial participation basis, it generates friendship and conversation. The Tour Leader does all cooking however assistance with vegetable peeling, firewood collection and filling water buckets is greatly appreciated. Passengers assist with washing and wiping and erect their own tents (unless on pre-erected tent camping tour or on accommodated tour) after a demonstration, those less agile will be given assistance.
    • How much luggage am I allowed?
      Baggage space is limited. One soft sided sausage style bag per person measuring approximately 600mm x 500mm x 300mm with a maximum weight of about 10kgs plus one small day pack per person for inside the vehicle. Excess luggage may be stored at your accommodation.
    • What clothing should I bring?
      4 tee shirts

      4 shorts or skirts

      Swimmers/Towel

      Water bottle

      A spray jacket/warm jacket

      1 pair of sandals

      Shady hat

      Torch

      Toiletries

      Laundry powder

      Insect repellent

      Small day pack

      Track suit pants/jeans

      NB: clothes line & pegs are supplied by us (campers only) PLEASE AVOID ARTICLES OF WHITE/LIGHT CLOTHING AS DUST MAY STAIN

    • How comfortable are the 4WD vehicles and seating used on the tour?
      Vehicle seats are individual, padded bucket seats with lap and sash seat belts. Vehicle suspensions are modified to ride as comfortably as possible to Cape York. A seat rotation is normally done each day.
    • What kind of boats are used on the tour?
      M.V Trinity Bay carries 38 passengers stopping at Horn Island, Thursday Island and Bamaga. The trip normally takes 2.5 days and you will sleep on the boat for 2 nights. Accommodation is in either twin cabins or 3-4 passengers per cabin, all cabins have share bathroom facilities. A licensed bar is on the ship and your trip includes meals as indicated in the tour itinerary.
    • What kind of air planes are used on the tour?
      Generally medium sized air planes with a capacity of 20 to 50 passengers are used. During peak season when services are in demand we occasionally use smaller aircraft carrying 8 or less passengers.
    • Should travel insurance be organised before going on the tour?
      Travel Insurance

      As a valued customer of Cape York Tours, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity get a quote from Cover-More Travel Insurance.

    • Should I bring extra spending money for incidentals?
      We suggest about $300 per person. Credit cards and EFTPOS machines are accessible in most places throughout Cape York.
    • What is excluded from the price of your Cape York tour?
      Any costs incurred before or after departure. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary. Any personal items such as newspapers, telephone, alcohol and drinks, laundry, personal and travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance which specifically covers cancellation fees, most claims arise from either personnel or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. We suggest you talk to your car, home or life insurer and purchase a policy that will cover you for cancellation fees in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your Cape York tour.
    • What is included in the price of your Cape York Tours from Cairns?
      If on a camping tour – all camping equipment including tents with a floor built into them, mattresses, National Park fees, land access and usage fees to local communities, all camping fees. If on an accommodated tour – all accommodation costs whilst on tour. Meals as indicated: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D).