The Cape York Australia Travel Guide

An Insider Guide to One of Australia's Last Frontiers

This Cape York Australia Travel Guide is based on real first hand experiences written by a local - not a tourism organisation or a travel agency (I am out here, on the tracks, not in an office in Brisbane to call it The Official Cape York Website).

It means I don't only write about places - I have made this website to help you with planning your own great adventure trip.

It also means I won't only cover the obvious tourism attractions, but also the spots that you don't hear about elsewhere.
 

4wd tracks
Driving with views - Old Coach Road. 

I cover the most popular activities such as fishing, bush camping, driving the Old Telegraph Track .. and not only that, I tell you about the best spots and tracks where to fish, camp and four wheel drive

great fishing
Fishing in Mapoon, north of Weipa.

I also tell you about the history, geology and wildlife of the region, and where you can see the unique plants, birds and animals that the peninsula only shares with Papua New Guinea - and not the rest of Australia.

dangerous animals
A deadly saltwater crocodile, near Crab Island.

You will also find the practical information about planning your trip, what things are good to know and what can be dangerous.

big birds
Brolgas, Jardine River.

It is like going for a trip with a local. Ready for a quick look?

Cairns is south of the peninsula, but because any traveller to the peninsula is most likely to spend some time in Cairns, I have covered the city.


impressive geology
Less famous but nicknamed "Queensland's Uluru".

* Inland from Cairns are
Kuranda, Mareeba, Dimbulah, Hodgkinson River Goldfields, Almaden, Chillagoe, and the Burke Developmental Road that takes you to Karumba and Normanton.

* Along the coastal way north of Cairns are the northern beaches, Port Douglas, Mossman, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield Road, Cooktown, and Lakefield, Starcke and Cape Melville National Parks.

four wheel driving
Driving the Starcke Wakooka Track to Cape Melville.

* And along the inland way north  - the Peninsula Developmental Road aka PDR - are Mt Molloy, Mt Carbine, Palmer River Goldfields, Lakeland, Laura and Musgrave.

* Further north are Princess Charlotte Bay, Coen, Oyala Thumotang, Archer River, Iron Range National Park and Weipa.

northernmost point of australia
Northernmost point of mainland Australia (behind just two small islands).

* And furthest north are the Northern Peninsula Area and Tip of Cape York and the northernmost point of mainland Australia.

* Off the coast are the beautiful Torres Strait Islands, amongst some very blue waters on a sunny day.

torres strait islands
Horn Island, Torres Strait.

But these are only some of the most obvious places.


There are countless great beaches, waterfalls, swimming holes and camping spots in Cape York Australia that most people don't know about.

(NB! For ALL the pages on this website, see the 'Site Map' higher up in the left hand navigation bar, or in the bottom of each page.)

peninsula swimming holes
Fruit Bat Falls - a great swimming hole (not a secret).

These are all covered on this Cape York Australia website, and the ones that are not, will be over the time as I continue working on this site in more and more detail :-)

Plan Your Trip... the FREE Cape York Travel Pocket Guide

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Get this 50 pages guide totally for FREE. It contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip. You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you should take, how to get there and get around, where to stay (general info), what will it cost.. and a short insight to what there is to see and do in this great destination.


Bring to the Trip... the full Destination Cape York Travel Guide

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This comprehensive 300 pages travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. It has information on the peninsula's history and wildlife, climate, dangerous things and other things you should know (fuel availability, banking facilities, quarantine requirements, Aboriginal land entry permits and alcohol restrictions..); detailed information on places to see and things to do as well as accommodation and FREE camping spots that will save you the money you paid for this book at least tenfold ;-).


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Also planning to go to the Kimberley and the Top End of Northern Territory? 

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They are written and work exactly in the same way as my guide books.


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