Cape York Attractions
For most people, the single best one probably is to stand on the northernmost point of mainland Australia.
For many other people, it is the challenging four wheel drive along the Old Telegraph Track.
But there are also the magnificent waterfalls, some of the best Aboriginal rock art in Australia, and some of the best European history in Australia, too.
Cape York Attractions
And there is two more things - the only place to experience the Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia; and the only place in Australia to discover tropical rainforests with some New Guinean species.
Cooktown does not only have some of the greatest history in Cape York, but in the whole Australia. This is where James Cook and his crew had their longest stop in Australia, collecting the first plants and spotting the first kangaroo..
Laura Aboriginal Art
The Quinkan Aboriginal Art around Laura is some of the best Aboriginal art in Australia and easily rivals the more famous sites in Kakadu and Carnarvon Gorge National Park.
The Old Telegraph Road
The Old Telegraph Track is supposedly the only one of its kind left in the world. It's rough, has many creek crossings, and according to myself is probably the best of all Cape York attractions.
In the middle of the Old Telegraph Road - about half way up - are Fruit Bat Falls, Eliot Falls and Twin Falls - so beautiful and such a great cool break from hot dusty roads.
The Northernmost Point of Australia
The tip of Australia is the main goal of most Cape York travellers. It is a beautiful place surrounded by emerald blue waters, but what most people want is of course a photo with the famous sign :-)
Torres Strait Islands and Culture
Just off the coast of the northernmost point of mainland Australia are Torres Strait Islands -
not only naturally beautiful, but also multicultural, and a great place to experience Torres Strait Islander culture.
And finally - nature lovers love this. Species that are found nowhere else but in New Guinea and Cape York. Green pythons, striped possums, cuscuses, eclectus parrots, palm cockatoos...
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