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Day 5 Heading To Cooktown
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Cape York 4wd Tours

Cape York - one of Australia's last great wilderness regions can be experienced using this luxury 6 seat maximum 4WD. Your Cape York 4WD tour will also stay in top of the line Motel style accommodation and the meals are very very impressive for the area. With only 2 people required to confirm these departures and a maximum of 6 passengers this particular Cape York 4WD tours is more like a private charter for those that take it. With top quality guides and a near private charter your Cape York 4WD tours experience will give you memories for life.


Availability:  Black=Available Green=Nearly Full Red & Struck Through=Fully Booked Orange=Not Reached Minimum Numbers – Waitlist Available

2019 Departures
May23
Jun13
Jul4, 25
Aug15
Sep5
Oct26
01 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
Twin Share$ 5450
Single$ 5950
Twin Share Pensioner$ 5250
Single Pensioner$ 5750
Prices are per Person in AUD$

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Legend: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

 

DAY 1 CAIRNS - CAPE YORK (LD)

Your tour commences from Cairns Airport or if required a shuttle bus will take you to the airport from the Cairns CBD. Following your arrival at Horn Island Airport, we take a short tour of this interesting Island.

After lunch you jump on board the transfer boat and head to Thursday Island, where you have time to explore this small island that is part of Torres Strait culture and history.

Thursday Island is situated between Cape York and Australia’s nearest neighbour New Guinea. We then transfer by ferry to Seisa on the Mainland and make our way to our accommodation; this will be your home for the next two nights.
Overnight: Loyalty Beach

 

DAY 2 CAPE YORK & THE TIP (BLD)

Today, visit the remains of Somerset, which was established by the Jardine Family as the Government outpost and Cattle Station. Spend some time at some secluded beaches, where dugongs and sea turtles have been sighted previously. This is a particularly scenic part of the Cape.

Then head for Australia’s most northerly point, Cape York. The 30 minute walk to the point has lots of great views, also once you arrive it’s time to grab a drink and enjoy the afternoon over the Torres Strait.
Overnight: Loyalty Beach

 

DAY 3 CAPE YORK - CAPE YORK TO BRAMWELL (BLD)

Leaving the Cape behind, you travel south across the Great Dividing Range though the Jardine National Park boarded with the stunning Coral Sea to the East.

Arriving at the Jardine River it’s time to board the Ferry to cross the Jardine. You arrive at Fruit Bat Falls where you enjoy the board walk and continue further along and then stopping for lunch and then onto Bramwell Station for the night.
Overnight: Bramwell

 

DAY 4 BRAMWELL TO WEIPA (BLD)

Make a morning visit to the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the cape operated till 1960. Re-joining our 4WD we travel south crossing many creeks and streams and then you head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape - Batavia Downs.

Then head towards Weipa is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula.

Then take a stroll through the township and explore the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before returning to our accommodation in time to enjoy a relaxing late afternoon. Take a Weipa Eco Cruise tour either on the afternoon of arrival or early the next day.
Overnight: Weipa

 

DAY 5 WEIPA TO LOCKHART (BLD)

Today you continuing our adventure to one of Australia's most remote area's we head east exploring the Sir William Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River, we head to Iron Range National Park.

As you enter the National Park, you see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before descending down to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay.

Heading onwards further north - exploring the many wonders of the Iron Range National Park whilst enjoying the dense tropical rainforest being the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia.
Overnight: Lockhart River

 

DAY 6 LOCKHART TO COEN/MUSGRAVE (BLD)

Travelling along part of the southern leg of the old Telegraph Track you come to the Archer River, one of the Cape's well-known obstacles and river crossing. You then continue further south to Coen or Musgrave - our home for the night.
Overnight: Coen/Musgrave

 

DAY 7 COEN/MUSGRAVE TO COOKTOWN (BLD)

After an early start from Coen you head into Lakefield National Park including visits to Red and White Lilly Lagoons - these are truly spectacular parts of the National Park. You will also travel through the many river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds and arrive at Old Laura Homestead.

From the homestead, take a short drive to “welcome waterhole” wetlands from here you travel the Battle Camp Track to Cooktown. After arriving in Cooktown where you enjoy lunch before you spend the afternoon visiting the James Cook Museum, Botanical Gardens & Powerhouse Museum - this is truly a unique and amazing place.
Overnight: Cooktown

 

DAY 8 COOKTOWN TO CAIRNS VIA THE DAINTREE (BL)

Leaving Cooktown you engage 4WD and make our way along the Bloomfield Track enjoying many scenic spots including The Mysterious Black Mountain, Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National park.  You make a short stop at the Famous Lion Dens Hotel - another classic Aussie Icon.

Heading onward to Cape Tribulation, you have an opportunity to explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches before stopping to enjoy lunch before you journey through the World Heritage Rainforest. A visit to this area would not be complete without a stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company, then cross the Daintree River by cable ferry before joining our afternoon cruise on the famous Daintree River where many crocodiles and amazing birdlife are often found. You complete our 8 day cape to cairns experience with a scenic drive along the beautiful Coral Coast to Cairns City completing a truly memorable time touring the Cape York Region.
Return to Cairns

 

Tours are subject to change at the operators’ sole discretion

Please note that Single Travellers must purchase the optional extra "single supplement" if you prefer your own private room, otherwise you may be roomed with another single traveller.

Seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary. The operator reserves the right to substitute or modify if required. Please read our terms and conditions carefully. Departure and Return times are approximate. Tour is not suitable for infants. We endeavour to room guests in ensuites rooms where available, once full we use shared facilities.

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Highlights

  • Cairns to Cape York (Horn Island) Scenic Flight
  • Horn Island
  • Horn Island Tour
  • Horn Island Ferry
  • Thursday Island Ferry
  • Thursday Island
  • Loyalty Beach
  • Seisia
  • Somerset
  • Lockerbie Scrub
  • Cape York - Most Northern Tip of Australia
  • Jardine River Ferry
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Wenlock River
  • Bramwell Station
  • Old Moreton Telegraph Station
  • Weipa
  • Weipa Mine Tour
  • Old Telegraph Track
  • Archer River Roadhouse
  • Old Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Cooktown
  • Black Mountain
  • Lions Den Hotel
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Bloomfield Falls
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree National Park
  • Daintree River Boat Crocodile Cruise
  • Coen
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Batavia Downs
  • Battle Camp Track
  • Iron Range National Park
  • Lloyd Bay
  • Mardja Boardwalk
  • Mount Tozer
  • Pascoe River
  • Queensland's "Great Ocean Road"

Includes

  • Cairns to Cape York (Horn Island) Scenic Flight
  • 1 Driver/Guide
  • Air-conditioned 6 passenger seat 4WD vehicle
  • Pick Up and Drop Off at your Cairns accommodation
  • Meals as indicated
  • 7 nights land accommodation
  • 3 nights shared bathroom facilities
  • 4 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Horn Island Tour
  • Horn Island Ferry
  • Thursday Island Tour
  • Thursday Island Ferry
  • Weipa Mine Tour
  • Daintree River Boat Crocodile Cruise

Vehicle Seating Layout

  • The vehicle is a 7-seater 4WD and a maximum of 6 people can book onto the tour. Passenger seating is 1 in the front, 3 in the middle and 2 single seats in the back. Seating is rotated on a daily basis.

Extras

  • Daintree Icecream Taste Test

Fitness To Travel

  • Due to remote location touring - Passengers aged 65 years and over are all required to get a medical clearance certificate from a General Practitioner

Luggage During Tour

  • Luggage is stored on the roof of the vehicle during the tour, no trailer is towed.

Cancellation Fees It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance, most claims arise from either personnel or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges.

• 61 or more Days – Loss of initial deposit payment

• 60 - 44 Days – 25% of tour price plus the value of the initial deposit payment

• 45 - 31 Days – 50% of tour price plus the value of the initial deposit payment

• 30 Days – 100% of tour price

Travel Insurance: As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. Options include single trip or annual frequent travellers plan on domestic or international travel.   

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Cairns Accommodation Before & After Your Cape York Tour

  • For those wishing Caravan Park Accommodation we have an agreement with two caravan parks who will store your car and caravan combined for either $10 or $20 per day depending on which tour you choose. Sites will be available for booking before and after your tour departs. These parks are located a short distance from the Cairns CBD and if applicable your tour bus will pick up and drop off at the front door of the park. We will provide you with the parks details after you have booked your Cape York Tour.

 

  • For those wishing Motel Accommodation we have an agreement with a local motel located in the Cairns CBD who offers quality, clean and a range of good value room styles (see below). The room styles and rates listed below include free Wi-Fi, guest laundry, swimming pool & luggage storage whilst you are on tour. Your tour bus will pick up and drop off at the front door of the motel. Were happy to make the booking for you or we will give you the motels details after you have booked your Cape York Tour. Complimentary vehicle storage (not caravan) is available whilst you are on tour.

 

STANDARD ROOM (20-25 sqm)
1 Night $149 per room (Full Buffet Breakfast will be an additional $22 per person) low season 01/04/2019 – 30/06/2019, 01/10/2019 –31/03/2020

1 Night $159 per room (Full Buffet Breakfast will be an additional $22 per person) high season 01/07/2019 – 30/09/2019

Rooms have 1 queen bed or 2 single beds

Extra adult in shared room: $36.00 per person per night

Extra child (4-13 years) in shared room: $18.00 per person per night

Rooms have 1 queen bed or 2 single beds

ROOM FACILITIES
Air Conditioning     42" LCD Television     Tea/Coffee Making Facilities     Small Fridge     Safe     Iron & Ironing Board     WiFi.

 

ONE BEDROOM SUITE (50 sqm)
1 Night $179 per room (Full Buffet Breakfast will be an additional $22 per person) low season 01/04/2019 – 30/06/2019, 01/10/2019 –31/03/2020

1 Night $189 per room (Full Buffet Breakfast will be an additional $20 $22 per person) high season 01/07/2019 – 30/09/2019

Extra adult in shared room: $36.00 per person per night

Extra child (4-13 years) in shared room: $18.00 per person per night

ROOM FACILITIES
Air Conditioning     42" LCD Television     Tea/Coffee Making Facilities     Small Fridge     Safe     Iron & Ironing Board     WiFi     Private Balcony.

Our tour to Cape York was a wonderful experience with excellent commentary along the way. The driver Andrew certainly knows his job well and is very passionate about the area. He was so helpful too with some of the less fit people when we were doing the climb to the "tip".
Overall we enjoyed our eight day tour and would not have seen half as much if we would have navigated the Cape ourselves.
I would recommend to anyone wanting to do the Cape York peninsula.
Ross & Brenda
July 2018
Thanks girls, and the tour was fantastic. Guides excellent. 11 days was enough. Don't think I would recommend for the unfit - some of the older found it tiring, with the setting up of tents every day. Well organized.
Cheers Jane
July 2018
We loved it every bit of it!!!! The young tour guides made the trip they are bottled gold!! Don’t lose them they made the trip more enjoyable
Thanks Wendy n Don
July 2018
Just to let you know we arrived home yesterday after a great tour of Cape York. We would thoroughly recommend this tour company, especially for people who enjoy an authentic camping experience. Our drivers, guides and cooks, were excellent and the owner, very helpful. We hope you recommend this tour to other people who wish to visit this beautiful part of Australia.
We would also like to thank you and the rest of the team at Cape York Tours for your help and promptness in answering any queries we had.
Cheers
Jacquie & Michael

July 2018
Hi
Booking & reservations: straightforward, 10/10
The Tour itself: fantastic - comfortable seating in the bus, a very informative & entertaining guide/driver (always gave priority to our safety & comfort), interesting locations, accommodation was as to be expected & exceeded in Cooktown & Weipa, the food supplied was fresh & plentiful, so 10/10
Cheers
David
June 2018
Hello, I just wanted to let you know my husband and I did the 15 Day camping tour and we were thoroughly impressed with the whole tour. Our driver was very professional with his organisation but yet made us feel very relaxed with our holiday as well. We met great people which also made this a very enjoyable experience.
Thank you
Vanessa and Brian
June 2018
Thank you. It was a great trip in every respect and fully met my expectations. That trip on Trinity Bay was outstanding. The food was well beyond my expectations and the tour leader was efficient, attentive, knowledgeable and a really nice lady as well. The experience on a working cargo vessel was very enlightening and enhanced the cruise.
The trip through the Cape was also excellent with two outstanding your tour leaders in Hayden and Meakan. I thought the camping was well planned and comfortable and the meals excellent. The venues visited were interesting and the experience in this remote and interesting part of our country was better than I anticipated.
Overall, an excellent trip and highly recommended for those willing and able to engage in the camping experience.
Thanks Graeham
September 2017
We had a fantastic day - the trip north went like clockwork. Some cloud but the pilot managed to slip between or below to highlight the sights. The Airlines were terrific hosts - fed us well and ensured we had a safe walk for the final km to Cape York. I am happy to recommend the trip to anyone who may be interested.
Brian & Dianne

August 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the tip. Firstly our cruise on the cargo ship. Enjoyed the experience, the trip was comfortable. We even had the luck to see some whales which we didn't expect. It was interesting to see the cargo being transferred from ship to ship and ship to land.
Now to the food. OMG how spoilt were we.
Our trip to Horn Island and Thursday Island was very enjoyable.
Next part of the trip (the land). How did you find such wonderful guides. We received our tent instructions and how to make life easy for everyone by following simple instructions. We got into an excellent routine quickly which left us with plenty of time to see the sites. Both guides were very informative and knew what they were talking about.
Our Eco tour in Weipa was wonderful and again the guides were informative.
Our night times were extremely enjoyable. Listening to the guitar and eating awesome food. The best part of the tour was meeting people we otherwise would not have met.
So thank you for the wonderful tour it was thoroughly enjoyable and will certainly spread the word.
Cheers Monika and Damien August 2017
We did the 8 day drive/fly option with wonderful Mick as our driver and had a very entertaining and enjoyable trip. Mick had a great sense of humour, was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful in all respects and also a great driver through all that rough terrain. Loved the river crossings and the rough roads- we had 6 passengers so it was a full car, but it was comfortable and quite adequate and a lot of fun. The accommodation and food was good and we had ensuites in all places except for Loyalty Beach. We learnt a lot about the history of early Australia and about the native vegetation, travelling through beautiful and varied outback scenery. Loved staying at the Stations, particularly Bramwell Station, and also travelling through the Lakefield National Park and swimming under waterfalls. Although we were all there to reach the tip, the excitement of the journey was as much a highlight and it was all topped off by the visit to the Torres Strait islands. Couldn't recommend it more highly. A sensational trip to remember.
Helen & Gerry
July 2017
We were very happy with the tour we did to Cape York. All aspects were faultless and we felt that the money we spent was well worth it.
We were particularly lucky to have spent 2 nights at the Moreton Telegraph Station and also for the stay at the Peninsular Lodge at Barmega. These accommodations were of a higher standard than we expected in this area.
Thank you.
Angela and Bill
July 2017
We had an amazing time for the 12 days. We could not fault the food especially on the Trinity Bay and were astounded how our guide Dee on the camping could work hard all day and at the end of it present a meal in the open fire for all our campers. She was not only knowledgeable about fauna and animals, but a great cook and very personable. As for Geoff, he entertained us with his stories, information and his singing. Both the guides were outstanding and created a tour that we will never forget, singing around a camp fire under the stars wow.
This tour is not for anyone that wants to have everything done for them. We had to set up and undo our tents and some of the tent sites were very basic but that was part of the experience.
Overall this trip fulfilled everything we wanted from our visit to Cape York and would not of done it any other way. Thank you for the good times and memories.
Fiona and Tim.

June 2017
I did enjoy the tour. The tour guides were terrific. I especially enjoyed Port Stewart with the Aboringal Elder and at Laura Split Rock with Aboriginal guide. That was something very special. Thank you
Chris May 2017
My tour all went like clockwork and lived up to my expectations. On the cruise and camping trip we had excellent meals. The staff at our pre-tour accommodation were ultra friendly and helpful, especially when I left my mobile behind. I appreciate the pre-tour suggestions for the best date to travel to the far north and advice regarding Cairns tours and then help booking them.
It simplified everything for me and I'll certainly be recommending the trip to family and friends.
Hopefully down the track I can do another tour with you.
Many thanks
Pat
May 2017
My 15 daytrip to the top of Cape York was great. The two driver guides, Danny and Terry were excellent , their knowledge of the area especially the remote Lockhart River area was outstanding. I would highly recommend this trip and company to anybody who wanted a personalised small group tour to Cape York .
Regards from Graeme

December 2016
We loved our Cape York Adventure. The tour guides on both the Trinity Bay (Maurine) and on the 4WD land component (Hirani) were 'top class', our travelling companions in the group were very mixed and interesting people, and the staff generally throughout did their utmost to ensure we saw and did as much as possible to quench our adventurous thirst.
The 'Trinity Bay Experience' is now on our not to be missed travel guide 'to do' list. Excellent food and bevereges, welcoming crew and plenty to see and engage the senses along the way.
It was a bonus and pleasant surprise when we finally disembarked at Seisia, meet up with Hirani (our Squadron Leader, Friend and Mentor) and the trusty 4WD which would take us on the wonderful journey through a selection of FNQ offerings and back to Cairns. Truly a journey to cherish, and one that's up there with others in our most memorable journeys basket..
Jean & Noel

November 2016
Greg and I enjoyed every minute of the 8 day trip. Mick our driver/guide was extremely affable, A most competent driver, and also good at a BBQ. He had a great knowledge of the history of the pioneers and pastoralists in the areas he took us through. The accommodation and food was excellent. Especially the packed lunches.
Best Regards Jan Greg

October 2016
We both enjoyed our trip - an experience of a life time. The tour of Horn Island was great.
Loyalty Beach shared accommodation was also great and the staff were fantastic and the food was great. Fruit Bat Falls were another highlight. Bramwell Station (FANTASIC) Food there was great and the entertainment spot on.
Lakefield National Park was excellent. The total experience was amazing and we totally enjoyed the company of the other guests. The Driver Mick as very knowledgeable and entertaining. The booking process went so smoothly.
We have no hesitation on recommending Cape York Tours to our family and friends for a fantastic Holiday.
Kind Regards John and Lyn

October 2016
I very much enjoyed the camping tour. I thought it was very well organized and everything went perfectly, perhaps partly due to the military precision of our guide. It was a unique experience and I will probably never do anything quite like this again.
The procedure was very straightforward and I appreciated the follow up/ pre travel information and the prompt reply to my questions.
Regards, Dave



September 2016
We have just completed our tour of Cape York with Hirani as our guide. We have had a trip of a life time with so many memorable moments. We were most impressed with all aspects of the tour, and would highly recommend this tour to all.
We found the tour to be very relaxing and well organised.
Many thanks to Hirani for the wonderful job as our tour guide and driver.
Many thanks,
Robyn & Richard August 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. It was well organised. Pickup at Cairns was as said, Mick was a great driver and very skilled. Our cook, she was very orgainised and a great cook.
The route taken was great. I can't fault the organisation side and the actual trip.
Cherry Olson
August 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The guides were amazing, and the food excellent, taking in to consideration the remoteness of our adventure. The trip was value for money!!

Our trip to Thursday Island was very interesting, as was Horn Island.

Cheers Doreen


August 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Cape York, I would have to say everything was a highlight - I guess because it was so different to any other travel that I have done in recent years.
Andrew was an amazing driver/guide, his knowledge and enthusiasm was incredible and his eagerness in sharing ‘his' Australia was rewarding to we city dwellers. Also, I appreciated his attention to those of us with dietary requirements, especially my food allergies. A thoroughly friendly and personable man who certainly ‘made’ our trip.
The truck was more comfortable than I had anticipated and the rotation of seating worked well.
Accommodation was a bit rustic, but we expected that and it was more than adequate.
Regards Ruve

July 2016
Hi Tammy,
We returned last night from a memorable 15 day camping tour of Cape York and would like to commend you for your excellent service.
Our two guides, were outstanding with their knowledge of the natural environment & local history.
They were great company, provided wholesome meals,drove safely at all times & encouraged bonding of the group. We had a lot of fun & made some great new friends.
We're glad we chose to travel in in a smaller group & found the troup carrier vehicle ideal.
Our guides went out of her way to insure that we had the best time possible.
It certainly was money well spent & we will be recommending you to others considering a similar trip.
Regards Warren Sue & Anne

July 2016
We have just completed our tour of Cape York with Hirani as our guide. We have had a trip of a life time with so many memorable moments. We were most impressed with all aspects of the tour, and would highly recommend this tour to all.
We found the tour to be very relaxing and well organised.
Many thanks to Hirani for the wonderful job as our tour guide and driver.
Many thanks,
Robyn & Richard
July 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to "the tip". OUr guides were amazing and provided a huge amount of information, great meals and lots of fun.
I have to say that from my first contact with Cape York tours everything was confirmed immediately and any queries I had were responded to promptly. Thank you
Regards
Bob and Senny
June 2016
Thanks I had a terrific tour. Good tour guide and driver Gave me great support enabling me to walk to the tip of Cape York with his help. Very knowledgeable and engaging. Encouraged participation within the group and respected those who didn't want to be as involved ie myself. Exceptional site visits and extraordinary views and scenery.
Our accommodation with en-suite was very good with only Bramwell Station being cramped and a little uncomfortable but given the environment and the uniqueness of this station it was reasonable.
All evening meals where good to excellent. Overall a good trip and enjoyed the many exceptional sites and history about the Cape as well as seeing the fauna and flora.
Jan
June 2016
Me and my husband both had a great trip although the one day of very heavy rain we had in Weipa meant that the rivers were too high and/or roads closed which meant we couldn’t go to either Iron Range or Wakefield N.P.’s. Both the driver and operator are to be commended for filling our itinerary with other options when the weather proved tricky. We still enjoyed travelling through all the remote wild areas and up to Thursday and Horn Islands.
Our driver was an excellent driver and cook and looked after us all very well.
Finally, the booking process was straight-forward and staff were always quick to respond to any queries I had.
Thanks Ann



May 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed my tour to the Cape. I was impressed with the entire trip, the preliminary planning, organisation as well as the execution of the trip itself.
Regards Brian



May 2016
Thanks for your email - I had a wonderful time in Cape York - the whole trip was fantastic and thankyou for all your help. I just want to say a couple of things:
Hiranyi - the guide - was fantastic. Could you pass this on to the hierachy - she was very professional, a lovely person and, as I have said, was great in every aspect.
I think a day, or extra time, in Cooktown, and perhaps an overnight stay on Thursday Island would be great. There is a lot to see there.

This might be a little difficult to arrange and maybe an extra day or two would need to be incorporated, but I thought it was worthwhile mentioning.

However, I really did have a great time and, once again, thanks for organising it.

Thanks
Anne
November 2015
Brilliant! Did everything and saw everything we wanted. Danny was knowlegable and friendly and entertaining. This relaxed style made us enjoy every minute and if it wasn't for Mel at Cape York Tours organising it all for us, we would not have had such a great time. Even Danny was so relaxed he forgot what day it was.
Caroline October 2015
Hi Birgit

We had a fantastic trip to the cape. It was a real adventure and we didn't really know what to expect on reaching some destinations. The drivers were very friendly, safe drivers, and very knowledgeable on the history of the cape. We had a lovely bunch of fellow travellers with plenty of laughter.

Thanks
Julie
September 2015
Good afternoon Andrew

I had the most amazing trip and I was completely satisfied with every aspect.

Kind regards
Zeta
September 2015
Hi Andrew,
We had a wonderful trip through Cape York. It turned out that our driver was the owner who was getting to know his customers. he was very informative and entertaining. His assistant chef cooked amazing meals on the camp fire. WE were very satisfied with the tour and with the service provided by your company, regards,
Alistair & Carol
August 2015
Hello,

Yes, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Everything worked out beautifully. The truck was a dream to travel in, considering the corrugations on some parts of the road and the tour director and assistant were very knowledgeable and helpful. The meals were outstanding, considering the facilities our cook worked with. The tents were easy to put up and pull down and were quite roomy, but we're glad we hired the stretchers. The camp sites were also better than I expected with quite good facilities (for a bush camp). Unfortunately, I do not have a computer (use the one at the library for emails) and am not very good at technology. I have no idea how to email photos but I am sure others in the group would do this. The group were all really nice, very compatible and made good travelling companions, enhancing the fun and socialability of the whole trip. Thank you for arranging it for us. We may be interested in a trip to the Kimberley/Darwin for next year but haven't began to look at it yet. I note that your company do that as well so will look into it further soon.

Yours faithfully,

Jackie
August 2015
Thank you for your part in enabling me to travel on a 15 day Cape York camping tour. I was really impressed with the owner's commitment to ensuring our tour was enjoyable and that we were able to complete the tour despite some unexpected vehicle issues. Given the roads we travelled nothing can ever be a surprise! Both her tour leaders were competent and committed to ensuring that every person enjoyed the tour. They have a wonderful knowledge and interest in the history, flora and fauna of the Cape.

I would also like to thank Cathy and Danny for catering for my special diet needs being gluten and lactose free. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them.

I certainly would, and have recommended this company to others. I had a wonderful time, met some lovely people and learnt a lot of new things about my country.

Thank you once again.

Lyn
July 2015
Hello Girls,

Thanks for a great tour. Dee and Geoff, a great couple who gave us great food and good company. We were lucky our group got along quite well so that was a great assets.
I have certainly past on what a great time we had a lent the pamphlet you gave us, to show people what you had on offer.
It was very educational and I learnt a great deal from thoroughly enjoyed the Lama Lama people and Elaine an amazing woman.
Also this was my first camping trip. I learnt how to put up and take down the tent in no time. Geoff being a good teacher. Dee a great cook and I am sure that we all gained a few kgs.
But who cares I loved every morsel.

The boat trip up amazing and Jude and the crew all polite and the food amazing.

Thanks for a great time and I will still keep telling everyone about you.

Thanks regards
Fiona
July 2015
Hi Tammy,

I had a great trip to Cape York and one to remember for a long time,
the success of the trip is to the great work and knowledge of Uncle Nev who kept everyone alive with his great commentary, jokes and making sure each person
didn't miss out on anything .

thank you forma great trip :)

Mick
June 2015
Hi
Having just returned to my home in the UK after having been on the 15 day tour from Cairns to The Tip with your company I thought you might like some feedback on how the trip turned out.

Firstly, the itinerary looked interesting and the idea of making such a trip in a small group was intriguing after having previously been on a 21 day tour from Perth to Darwin as a member of a much larger group.

Secondly and most importantly, I was very glad that we did go with your company because the tour was excellent in every respect. It more than met my expectations and as the tour progressed it became obvious that a lot of thought had gone into how the schedule would unfold and for that Cathy should be congratulated.

Thirdly, our driver/cook/guide and outback mentor, Danny, played a massive part in making the tour the success it undoubtably was. He has all the attributes required of a successful group leader and with him in charge I'm sure all trips in the future will be as successful as ours.

Many thanks for getting it right.

Kind regards
Rob
June 2015
Hi

Thank you for your email. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing the 'tip'. It was a fabulous trip and Hirani was a very competent and capable guide and driver. We were extremely lucky to have such good weather at the end of the season. My only comment/suggestion would be to have more time in Cooktown. This was a very interesting place and unfortunately we didn't arrive until late and were off early the next morning. Again, I would have loved to have extra time on Thursday Island perhaps missing Weipa. I must thank all the overnight destinations on their wonderful food and hospitality. For such remote destinations they were fantastic. I was in the travel industry for 20 years and would rate this trip among one of my best.
Thank you for the opportunity of feed back.
Mary
May 2015

If on a camping tour - all camping equipment including tents with a floor built into them, mattresses, National Park fees, land access and usage fees to local communities, all camping fees. If on an accommodated tour - all accommodation costs whilst on tour. Meals as indicated: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D).

Any costs incurred before or after departure. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary. Any personal items such as newspapers, telephone, alcohol and drinks, laundry, personal and travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance which specifically covers cancellation fees, most claims arise from either personnel or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. We suggest you talk to your car, home or life insurer and purchase a policy that will cover you for cancellation fees in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your Cape York tour.

We suggest about $300 per person. Credit cards and EFTPOS machines are accessible in most places throughout Cape York.

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Generally medium sized air planes with a capacity of 20 to 50 passengers are used. During peak season when services are in demand we occasionally use smaller aircraft carrying 8 or less passengers.

M.V Trinity Bay carries 38 passengers stopping at Horn Island, Thursday Island and Bamaga. The trip normally takes 2.5 days and you will sleep on the boat for 2 nights. Accommodation is in either twin cabins or 3-4 passengers per cabin, all cabins have share bathroom facilities. A licensed bar is on the ship and your trip includes meals as indicated in the tour itinerary.

Vehicle seats are individual, padded bucket seats with lap and sash seat belts. Vehicle suspensions are modified to ride as comfortably as possible to Cape York. A seat rotation is normally done each day.

4 tee shirts

4 shorts or skirts

Swimmers/Towel

Water bottle

A spray jacket/warm jacket

1 pair of sandals

Shady hat

Torch

Toiletries

Laundry powder

Insect repellent

Small day pack

Track suit pants/jeans

NB: clothes line & pegs are supplied by us (campers only) PLEASE AVOID ARTICLES OF WHITE/LIGHT CLOTHING AS DUST MAY STAIN

Baggage space is limited. One soft sided sausage style bag per person measuring approximately 600mm x 500mm x 300mm with a maximum weight of about 10kgs plus one small day pack per person for inside the vehicle. Excess luggage may be stored at your accommodation.

All tours are conducted on a partial participation basis, it generates friendship and conversation. The Tour Leader does all cooking however assistance with vegetable peeling, firewood collection and filling water buckets is greatly appreciated. Passengers assist with washing and wiping and erect their own tents (unless on pre-erected tent camping tour or on accommodated tour) after a demonstration, those less agile will be given assistance.

The maximum number of passengers depends on the seating in the 4WD vehicles which range from 4 to 22 seats.

These tours are designed to show the very best of Cape York Peninsula. The day normally starts around 8.00am ending approximately 4.00pm covering 300 kilometers per day. During the normal course of the day you will stop for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The tour also stops at places of interest, towns, communities and any notable flora or fauna features.

Toilets are either flushing or National Park composting type and showers are available most nights and if not, a long, soaking soap free swim in a shallow, safe stream is available.

Your Guides / Chefs work extremely hard to provide passengers with excellent, wholesome meals. Breakfast consists of a choice of at least 3 cereals, toast and spreads. Lunch has a variety of cold meats and an abundant selection of salad vegetables on rolls or sandwiches. Evening meals begin with happy hour followed by a 2 course meal which could be a grill, roast, casserole, BBQ, fresh fish and appropriate selection of vegetables followed by a tasty dessert.

If a passenger is on a medically prescribed diet, we will do our absolute utmost to cater suitable meals for that person. Please contact our office to discuss any diet needs.

Currently the cost is $5 per day for a car or $8 per day for a car and caravan combined. We can book this for you or give you the details to book directly after you have locked in your tour booking.

As per Government regulations, smoking is not permitted in vehicles. Ample stops provide time for smoking breaks.

The Government has imposed very strict alcohol regulations throughout Cape York Peninsula and our company has a permit to carry certain quantities of alcohol and complies with all regulations and laws. Please contact our office for further, more recent information.

Telephones, cameras and other electrical devises can be charged using mains power in Cooktown, Musgrave, Coen, Weipa, Bramwell Station and Cape York.

Digital mobile telephones only operate in Cooktown. Telstra NEXT G telephones work in Cooktown, Laura, Coen, Weipa and Thursday Island. Email access via internet cafes is generally not available. Most phones these days can recieve emails.

MV Trinity Bay Passengers

IMPORTANT: Please note that MV “Trinity Bay” requires passengers to complete a Passenger Medical Information Form to advise the crew of any medical issues they may need to be aware of. This information will also be used by medical attendants in the event of a medical emergency or accident.

If required by Part 1 of the Sea Swift Passenger Medical Form, a GP Fit-to-Travel Clearance is available to print and take to your GP for signature. 
Please email a copy back to reservations@capeyorktours.com.au to complete your booking, please include your booking reference number in the email.

Bookings are not confirmed until all forms are completed and returned. 

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