Cape York Trip Activities
The best, and of course by far the most usual way to do it is a bush camping trip, which means you can spend a lot of time in the nature.
The most famous activities are of course fishing and four wheel driving, but there are other popular things to do.
Four Wheel Driving
Another thing you will be doing a lot of is 4WDriving. You can choose how much of it you want to do. The more challenging tracks like the Old Telegraph, Frenchmans and others can be avoided by taking other roads. However those tracks are by far the most fun part of a Cape York trip.
Fishing on Cape York Trip
Cape York is famous as one of the best places in Australia to fish - and lives well up to the fame. Thousands of southerners come here every year to fish, and good fishing spots are literally everywhere. There is also some great yabbying and mud crabbing and black lip oysters.
It is hard to imagine a Cape York trip without bush camping, and there are great, often free, camping spots almost everywhere. Camping in Cape York is not only about staying somewhere over the night - it is part of the whole adventure.
Wildlife watching is great however you have to make an effort to see the unique animals such as cuscus and green tree pythons, by going spotlighting night time. Same with birds like palm cockatoos - try early mornings, and you have to have a bit of good luck too.
It first seems like there are not many bushwalks in Cape York. And it's probably right 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 south eastern parts of the peninsula.
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 can increase your chances if you use a metal detector. Keep to the rules though - there are also places where metal detecting is banned.
Swimming on Your Cape York Trip
As in the rest of northern Australia, swimming can be a dangerous activity due to saltwater crocs on beaches and in rivers, and jellyfish and sharks in the ocean. There are safe spots though, some of the best ones being Elliott, Fruit Bat and Twin Falls.
Snorkelling and Diving
While snorkelling and diving don't sound like Cape York activities, the thruth is that the Great Barrier Reef is closest to the mainland up here, and anywhere north of Cairns and Port Douglas, the reef is also the healthiest. Cairns, Port Douglas and Cooktown are popular places for a GBR trip.
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