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Cape York

There are many 4WD Tours visiting Cape York - the very tip of Australia. These Cape York Tours are very seasonal with limited departures so it is advised to pre-book well in advance.

Tour duration ranges from 5 days up to 16 days depending on whether travel is solely 4WD or a combination of 4WD, air and/or sea travel components. The most economic tours are camping based, but for those preferring a bit more comfort, accommodated tours are also available.

We have listed below some of the more popular Cape York Tours, however if you can not find a suitable option or departure date listed please contact us so we can provide you with some alternatives.

*1 Day Cape York


Rates from: $1599

There is only one Cape York 'Day' Tour which is fantastic for those with limited time. This is a very unique tour which involves flying to the Cape in a small charter plane that flies at low altitude providing you with excellent scenic photography opportunities. The day allows up to 5 hours on land in the cape region, this time is maximised with a 4WD tour taking you to the famous location for you to be photographed at 'the tip' of Cape York. The price includes return scenic flights, a guide for the day, full commentary and lunch is provided.

A minimum of 6 passengers are required to ensure a departure.

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*2 Day Cape York Tour (AA)


Rates from: $2100

This amazing opportunity to see the 'tip of Australia' is great for those who have limited time but still want to get a quality extended tour whilst on the ground. To condense Cape York into two days it does need to involve a low level charter flight both ways.

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*3 Day Cape York Tour (AA)


Rates from: $2950

Experience the islands off the Cape York peninsula as well as the spectacular beauty that makes up the legend of this region all in three marvelous unforgettable days. Charter flight all the way and accommodated. For those on a short time frame and not wanting to 4WD or camp then this is the way to go.

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*7 Day Cape York Tour - Budget or Accommodated - Drive/Fly (HT)


Rates from: $3199

Join us on our 7 Day Cape York Safari - Drive/Fly with the choice of budget or standard accommodation.  The "budget accommodated" option provides 2 nights with ensuite facilities and 4 nights with shared bathrooms.  The "accommodated" option, provides all 6 nights with ensuite facilities.

Your 4WD journey will show you amazing scenery, wilderness and outback QLD. Visit places such as Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Weipa, Thursday Island and "The Tip" of Australia. 

Then board your aircraft at Horn Island for your flight back to Cairns. A true Australian experience that will create memories of a lifetime.  Please note this tour takes a maximum of 25 passengers.

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*7 Day Cape York Tour - Budget or Accommodated - Fly/Drive (HT)


Rates from: $3199

Join us on our 7 Day Cape York Safari - Fly/Drive with the choice of budget or standard accommodation.  The "budget accommodated" option provides 2 nights with ensuite facilities and 4 nights with shared bathrooms.  The "accommodated" option, provides all 6 nights with ensuite facilities.

You will board your aircraft in Cairns for a memorbale flight over the Great Barrier Reef and uninhabitated East Coast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula and fly to Thursday Island. Upon arrival you will enjoy an informative guided bus tour of the Island before you board your ferry to the mainland.

Your 4WD journey will show you amazing scenery, wilderness and outback QLD. Highlights include Fruit Bat Falls, Bramwell Cattle Station, Weipa, Musgrave Telegraph Station, Cooktown and Cape tribulation.

Please note this tour takes a maximum of 25 passengers.

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*7 Day Cape York Tour - Fully Accommodated - Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive (HT)


Rates from: $3695

The Cape York Fully Accommodated Tour is a 7 day drive/fly or fly/drive safari that explores one of Australia's last great wilderness regions - a land of history and ancient culture, crystal clear spring-fed creeks, huge termite mounds, and a vast and amazing variety of natural landscapes.

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*7 Day Cape York Tour - Permanent Camps - Drive/Fly (HT)


Rates from: $2645

Join us on our 7 Day Cape York Safari - Drive/Fly with permanent pre-erected tents.  This makes your camping experience enjoyable without the hassel of pitching your tent.

Your 4WD journey will show you amazing scenery, wilderness and outback QLD. Visit places such as Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Weipa, Thursday Island and "The Tip" of Australia. 

Then board your aircraft at Horn Island for your flight back to Cairns. A true Australian experience that will create memories of a lifetime.  Please note this tour takes a maximum of 25 passengers.

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*7 Day Cape York Tour - Permanent Camps - Fly/Drive (HT)


Rates from: $2645

Join us on our 7 Day Cape York Safari - Fly/Drive with permanent pre-erected tents.  This makes your camping experience enjoyable without the hassel of pitching your tent.

You will board your aircraft in Cairns for a memorbale flight over the Great Barrier Reef and uninhabitated East Coast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula and fly to Thursday Island. Upon arrival you will enjoy an informative guided bus tour of the Island before you board your ferry to the mainland.

Your 4WD journey will show you amazing scenery, wilderness and outback QLD. Highlights include Fruit Bat Falls, Bramwell Cattle Station, Weipa, Musgrave Telegraph Station, Cooktown and Cape tribulation.

Please note this tour takes a maximum of 25 passengers.

 

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*8 Day Cape York Tour - Accommodated - Fly/Drive or Drive/Fly (OT)


Rates from: $3630

Be a part of this relaxed and exciting Cape York Tour exploring Northern QLD's wilderness by 4WD, with the additional perspective of a spectacular flight, and the comfort and amenity of overnight accommodation. Your flight from Cairns to Horn Island will provide a unique aerial overview of this vast region, bringing new appreciation for the rich geology and unique flora and fauna. Accommodation during this safari ranges from motel rooms with ensuites to cabin tent style accommodation.

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*8 Day Cape York Tour - Camping - Fly/Drive or Drive/Fly (OT)


Rates from: $2765

Be a part of this relaxed and exciting Cape York Tour exploring Northern QLD's wilderness by 4WD.  Your flight from Cairns to Horn Island will provide a unique aerial overview of this vast region, bringing new appreciation for the rich geology and unique flora and fauna. Relax every evening around an open campfire and enjoy sleeping under the stars. We provide high profile Dome Tents, with sewn in floor and high density foam mattresses. Highlights of this tour include Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Musgrave Station, Fruit Bat Falls, Thursday island and Horn Island.  This tour travels with a driver guide as well a cook hostess to maximise your safety and individual time with the tour guide.

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10 Day Cape York Tour - Accommodated - Drive/Fly (OT)


Rates from: $4195

This 10 Day Tour combines the adventure of a Cape York 4WD Safari with a flight from Bamaga returning you to Cairns.  Your 4WD overland part of your tour will journey through the vast wilderness visiting places such as Cooktown, Iron Range National Park, Musgrave Station, Weipa, Moreton Station, Thursday Island and Horn Island. Accommodation during this safari ranges from motel rooms with ensuites to cabin tent style accommodation.

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10 Day Cape York Tour - Accommodated - Sea/Drive or Drive/Sea (OT)


Rates from: $4590

This tour company combines the excitement of a cargo ship voyage between Cairns and Cape York with the adventure of a Cape York 4WD Safari. In a style reminiscent of bygone coastal steamers, experience the colour and serenity of a Barrier Reef voyage, the magic of the Daintree, the magnificent isolation of the Peninsula wilderness and the diverse cultures of the Cape and Torres Straits. Your 4WD overland part of your tour will journey through the vast wilderness visiting places such as Fruitbat Falls, Weipa, Coen, Musgrave Telegraph Station, Lakefield National Park and Cooktown. Accommodation during this tour ranges from motels to "No Frill" cattle station cabins and cabin tent style accommodation.

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10 Day Cape York Tour - Camping - Drive/Fly (OT)


Rates from: $2995

This camping tour is a wilderness safari that allows you to share first hand the breathtaking scenery, traverse the pristine rivers and swim in crystal clear streams and waterfalls. Relax every evening around an open campfire and enjoy sleeping under the stars. We provide high profile Dome Tents, with sewn in floor and high density foam mattresses. Highlights of this tour include Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Iron Range National park, Batavia Gold Fields, Weipa, Fruit Bat Falls, Thursday island and Horn Island.  This tour travels with a driver guide as well a cook hostess to maximise your safety and individual time with the tour guide.

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10 Day Cape York Tour - Sea/Drive or Sea/Drive - Camping (OT)


Rates from: $3850

This camping tour is a wilderness safari that allows you to share first hand the breathtaking scenery, traverse the pristine rivers and swim in crystal clear streams and waterfalls. It also combines a unique cargo ship voyage between Cairns and Cape York.  Relax every evening around an open campfire and enjoy sleeping under the stars. We provide high profile Dome Tents, with sewn in floor and high density foam mattresses. Highlights of this tour include Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Weipa, Fruit Bat Falls, Thursday island and Horn Island.  This tour travels with a driver guide as well a cook hostess to maximise your safety and individual time with the tour guide.

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11 Day Cape York Fly/Drive Camping Safari (NW)


Rates from: $4649

This company specialises in small group numbers (6 per vehicle) and seeing this remarkable region at at a more relaxed pace. Ideally you only travel for half a day and begin relaxing from lunch time onwards. This 11 day safari includes a one way flight and the guides are long term locals who really know the region. This is a camping tour but the tents are full size so you can stand up to full height in them and the beds are stretcher beds. The vehicles are specially designed so each seat is independent of other seats, this ensures you don't get movement disturbance from other passengers.

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12 Day Cape York Overland Camping Safari (HT)


Rates from: $2880

The Cape York Safari is a 12 day all overland camping safari that explores one of Australia's last great wilderness regions.  Highlights of this all overland 4WD safari include Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Weipa, Fruit Bat Falls, Musgrave Station and Twin Falls.  Camp under the stars (erect own tent) and enjoy helping with the camp meals along with your like-minded fellow travellers (10 nights erect your own tent and 1 night accommodation with ensuite facilities).  This tour operates with a of 24 passengers.

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12 Day Cape York Tour - Accommodated - Drive/Sea (OT)


Rates from: $5145

An incredible 12 Day Cape York Safari where you journey via 4WD from Cairns through to Cape York, with the inclusion of a unique cargo voyage back to Cairns. This accommodated tour is a wilderness safari that allows you to share first hand the breathtaking scenery, traverse the pristine rivers and creeks, isolated beach locations and rare flora and fauna. You will visit places such as Cooktown, Lakefield National park, Iron Range National Park, Weipa, Thursday Island and Horn Island.  Accommodation during this tour ranges from motels to "No Frill" cattle station cabins and cabin tent style accommodation.

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12 Day Cape York Tour - Camping - Drive/Sea (OT)


Rates from: $3950

This amazing 12 Day Tour combines the excitement of a cargo ship voyage between Cairns and Cape York with the adventure of a Cape York Safari. In a style reminiscent of bygone coastal steamers, experience the colour and serenity of a Barrier Reef voyage, the magic of the Daintree, the magnificent isolation of the Peninsula wilderness and the diverse cultures of the Cape and Torres Straits. Your 4WD overland part of your tour will journey through the vast wilderness visiting places such as Sommerset, Fruit Bat Falls, Jardine River, Weipa, Lakefield National Park and Cooktown. We provide high profile Dome Tents, with sewn in floor and high density foam mattresses. This tour travels with a driver guide as well a cook hostess to maximise your safety and individual time with the tour guide.

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15 Day Drive and Camping Safari (NW)


Rates from: $4649

This company specialises in small group numbers (6 per vehicle) and seeing this remarkable region at at a more relaxed pace. Ideally you only travel for half a day and begin relaxing from lunch time onwards. This 15 day safari starts and ends in Cairns, your group remains with the same guides the whole time who are long term locals who really know the region. This is a camping tour but the tents are full size so you can stand up to full height in them and the beds are stretcher beds. The vehicles are specially designed so each seat is independent of other seats, this ensures you don't get movement disturbance from other passengers.

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Tailored Charter Flights


The most unique ways to see remote parts of our fantastic regions is by various small light aircraft that can capacity 3 passengers, 6 passengers and 9 passengers each.

If you want to visit areas that would normally take two, three or more days they can all be reduced to a day tour if all conditions are met. These conditions include minimum numbers of passengers, weather permitting, pilot and aircraft availability as well as tours and/or accommodation availablity at your location of choice.

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