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.

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

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.

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
© Deadly saltwater crocodile in Daintree River.

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

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

Cairns is most often not counted into the area of Cape York Australia, but because any traveller to the peninsula is likely to spend some time in Cairns, I have covered the city.

© Fishing in Old Mapoon, north of Weipa.

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

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

unique animals
© Brolgas in Lakefield National Park.

* And along the inland way up from Cairns are Kuranda, Mareeba, Mt Molloy, Mt Carbine, Palmer River Goldfields, Lakeland, Laura and Musgrave.

* Further north are Coen, Archer River, Iron Range National Park and Weipa.

northernmost point of australia
© Northernmost point of mainland Australia.

* And furthest north are Northern Peninsula Area and Tip of Cape York Australia.

* Off the coast are the beautiful Torres Strait Islands.

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.

beautiful waterfalls
© 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 ;-).

NEW - Destination Kimberley and Destination Top End Travel Guide

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

Get the Destination Kimberley and the Destination Top End written by Birgit Bradtke. 

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

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Contact Me
Here is the place to contact me.
Laura Australia - Cape York
Information on the small town of Laura in Cape York, Australia.
Telegraph Road, Cape York Australia
Information on Telegraph Road in Cape York, Australia.
Cape York Facts
On this page you have some interesting Cape York facts.
Cape York Geology
Information on some interesting Cape York geology and where to observe it on your trip.
Cape York Plants
Information on some unique and interesting Cape York plants.
Cape York Animals
Information on the unique Cape York animals that we share with Papua New Guinea and not the rest of Australia.
Cape York Peninsula
Information on the beautiful Cape York Peninsula - one of the the wildest, remotest parts of Australia.
Queensland Map
On this page you can pick the Queensland map that suits you needs.
Cape York Photos
On this page you have some Cape York photos that I have taken myself.
Cape York Images
On this page you have some posters that display some great Cape York images.
Cape York Australia Blog
This Cape York Queensland Australia blog is all about new pages added to

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