My name is Kat (actually Katrin - a common spelling in Europe, but not so common in Australia).
I started this website in
I had been getting around the peninsula (and
still am - by now I have spent the best part of 10 years to do every
single track and then do them all again) - I love it so much
that I thought I may as well share my
I am originally from northern Europe (Estonia and Sweden to
cut the story short), and I always thought our climate
was way too cold, so I did a lot of
travelling, and finally settled
in the warm and friendly Australia about 15 years ago.
After the first two years in Sydney (and doing the Big Lap around
Australia), I moved to far north
Queensland - where the climate is even warmer, the people are even
and there is even more wilderness and remoteness, which I love
Me and my
partner Mark live on the Tip of Cape York peninsula (I previously also lived in Cooktown),
only about 35km from the
famous sign, and in the midst of a paradise
for boating, quading and
four wheel driving :-)
His work is
recovering vehicles in northern Cape York, and before
living here he did the same (and spent most of his life) in
He is not
involved in writing
this website, but he loves to go for a four wheel drive, and he is
to help me to answer the
bloke questions :-)
also have two puppies who love the drives, and they are with us on
most of our adventures.
and maintaining this website as well as the Destination
full time occupation.
It means I take the time
to do proper, mostly first hand research, to keep the book and the
Planning trips was always
so I enjoy every minute of it, and I do my best to help you to plan
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
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
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
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
least tenfold ;-).
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