Four Wheel Driving
One of the most popular activities, and the one that brings a lot of people here, is the fun four wheel driving. The Old Telegraph Track, Frenchmans Road, CREB Track, Running Creek Track and the Old Coen Track are some examples of the fun tracks (Full info is in the Destination Guide).
Fishing on Your Cape York Trip
The second most popular is fishing, also mud crabbing. There is some big fish up here, and plenty of great fishing spots. The whole family can try, there is nothing too hard in catching fish. Just make sure you are legal - all size and possession limits are in the Destination Guide.
Another really popular activity is bush camping. There are some commercial camping grounds, there are some Aboriginal land camping grounds, there are national park camping grounds, and there is free bush camping. All, including the all the FREE ones are in the Destination Guide.
In our hot climate, you will be looking for places to cool yourself down. Beaches are not good places to swim, because of the crocodiles, and forget about rivers. But there are some fantastic swimming holes, in the rainforests, waterfalls, and freshwater creeks. All are in the Destination Guide.
Snorkelling and Diving
While you are up here, you really should visit the Great Barrier Reef. It is closest to the mainland the furthest north, and while there are no tours in the waters of the peninsula itself, there are plenty in Cairns and Port Douglas. All the operators, prices and details are in the Destination Guide.
Cape York is known for bird and animal species that you can see nowhere else in Australia, but instead in Papua New Guinea. Many people come up here and want to see cuscus, green tree pythons, palm cockatoos. The hotspots for all these and all other species are in Destination Guide.
It first seems like there are not many bushwalks in Cape York. And it's probably true that we have less of them than many other parts of Australia. But there are some nice ones, even some long ones, and most of them are in the south eastern parts of the peninsula.
Fossicking on Your Cape York Trip
Cape York was one of Australia's largest mining areas in its old gold rush days, and now here are many places to go looking for a piece of gold or other precious metals, however fossicking for gemstones is better just south of the penisula.
Good places to go looking for metals are river and creek beds. When looking for metals, you increase your chances if you use a metal detector. Keep to the rules though - there are also places where metal detecting is prohibited.