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CAPE YORK
Self-Drive Experience

Camping 4WD Tag-along tour.
Experience this bucket list location in your own 4WD (or fly in and hire one) from Cairns to the top of Cape York and back. Travel within the security of a group tour environment with your experienced guide leading you through the difficult sections.  Our goal is to safely show you the best experiences of the Cape, getting you and your vehicle home in one piece.

Includes first and last nights' cabin accommodation, all camping accommodation (farmstay, National Parks, caravan parks),  2 evening meals, parks passes, professional tour leader, day tour to Thursday Island (ferry and bus tour), mechanical assistance, emergency equipment, hot shower.
Excludes optional extras - Weipa eco-tour, Weipa mine tour, fishing tour, helicopter flights.
Deposits refunded or carried on until 2021 in the event of Covid restrictions not being lifted.

Duration: 20 Days
Cost: From $3325 per couple (includes 20% discount for 2020) 
Kids under 16 free. Extra adults $495

Experienced & qualified
tour guide

Your guide Tony is not only an experienced remote area tour guide, he's also a Cert IV qualified trainer and assessor in four wheel driving. And he's a friendly bloke too!

Off-road camper
trailer friendly

Take your off-road trailer to places you won't find or aren't confident to go to on your own . Help and advice when you need it. 

Mechanical assistance

Get the practical mechanical help you need if things don't go to plan. From tyre changes to changing shocks (and a lot more). NRMA doesn't work up here!

 FAQs

We offer a safety net for people who may not be as confident about venturing into remote locations by themselves. There's also the knowledge and experience that goes into planning. If you haven't been somewhere before, it's tough to get the most out of a trip. We know exactly where to go, how long it takes to get there, where to camp, what the facilities are like and how to best use your time to see all of the highlights.

Interestingly enough, this scenario happens very rarely. We require that your vehicle is well maintained and inspected by a mechanic before the trip and we ask you to carry certain spares. Most mechanical issues don't stop you from moving. We will do everything we can to get you mobile again and in the case that your vehicle needs expert attention, we can get your vehicle to a mechanic or to a position where it can be recovered by a flatbed truck.

It is recommended that you have the highest level of NRMA/RAQC type cover because it can help with your expenses if the worst happens. Travel insurance is also highly recommended so you are not out of pocket if you cannot complete a trip. 

Contact us prior to booking and we can discuss the requirements of a 4WD or trailer for the Cape Tour.

Generally speaking, you need a high clearance 4WD in good mechanical order with low range and light truck (LT) tyres with at least 50% tread remaining.

An off-road trailer needs to have independent suspension, good ground clearance and be sturdy enough to survive many days on corrugated roads.

You will need a fridge and supplies to last 5 days, as well as camping equipment that is efficient to put up and take down. 

Fuel is readily available on the Cape. In a worst case scenario, you will need a range of 500 kms. 

There are a number of places to buy supplies on the Cape tour. Many of the overnight stops have restaurant facilities where you can buy dinner. A full list of places to buy food is supplied when you book the tour. 

Timeline

Highlights of the Cape Tour (full itinerary on booking)

31 August 2020                           

Kick-off

Meet up an hour and a half's drive North of Cairns for our first night's stay near Mossman. Twin share cabin included in tour cost. Dinner and briefing. 

1 September 2020

Bloomfield Track & Lion's Den 

What a way to start this epic tour! The scenic Bloomfield Track leads us to our first night's camping spot - the iconic Lion's Den Hotel.

2 September 2020 

Cooktown & Elim Beach

3 September 2020

Lakefield National Park

Camp in the second largest National Park in Queensland. Try to catch a barra and be on the lookout for crocs!

5 September 2020

Weipa by the sea

For the best sunsets on the Cape. 2 nights in Weipa allow us to stock up and explore.

8 September 2020

The Telegraph Track

Drive this iconic section of the Tele Track. Tackle Palm Creek, Gunshot Creek and Cockatoo Creek.

10 September 2020

The Tip of Cape York

This is what the crowd came to see! Get your iconic photo at the Northern-most point of mainland Australia.

12 September 2020

Thursday Island Explorer

Ferry trip and island bus tour included in tour cost

13 September 2020

Tele Track, Fruit Bat & Eliot Falls

Head South on another section of the Tele Track. Relax in the cool waters of Eliot, Twin and Fruit Bat Falls.

15 September 2020

Iron Range National Park

The most amazing place for nature lovers. The bird life in the rainforest is truely unique.

18 September 2020

The Old Coach Road & Maytown

We left one of the most challenging 4WD sections of the Cape till last. Finish the tour on this legendary 4WD track. Two days of low range technical four wheel driving will test your skills (there is a way around it if you're not keen).

19 September 2020

The Final Whistle

Complete this amazing journey back where we started. This is where we have our final dinner together, hand out awards (always entertaining) and relive our experinnces. Twin share cabin included in tour cost.

Book Now or Contact us on the links below for more information

Address

208 Quay Street 
Rockhampton
Queensland 4700
Australia