Guide to Help You to Plan Your Trip to One of
Australia's Last Frontiers
York Australia Travel Guide is based on real
by a local
- not a
or a travel agency (we
live on the peninsula and are out here, on the
tracks, not in an office in Cairns or Brisbane :-)
places - I
have made this website to
your own great adventure trip.
It also means I don't only cover the obvious tourism attractions, but
also the locals' spots
that you don't hear about elsewhere.
I cover the
most popular activities such as fishing,
bush camping, driving the Old
.. and not only that, I
tell you about the
best spots and tracks where to fish, camp and four wheel drive.
north of Weipa.
I also tell
you about the
region, and where you can see the unique plants, birds and animals that the peninsula only shares
Guinea - and not the rest of Australia.
saltwater crocodile, near Crab
You will also
find the practical
information about planning
your trip, what things are good to know and what
can be dangerous.
like going for a trip with
a local. Ready for a quick look?
is south of the peninsula, but
any traveller to the peninsula is most likely to spend some time in
have covered the city.
The beautiful cliff face nicknamed
* Inland from
Cairns are Kuranda, Mareeba, Dimbulah,
River Goldfields, Almaden, Chillagoe,
and the Burke
Developmental Road that takes you to Karumba and Normanton, Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama,
in another beautiful area - the Gulf Savannah.
Remote communities on Gulf Savannah: Pormpuraaw.
the coastal waynorth of Cairns
is Cook Highway
with Cairns northern beaches,
Mossman, Daintree and
Cape Tribulation, and after that the unsealed Bloomfield Road to
and further north Lakefield,
Melville and Bathurst Head.
the Starcke Wakooka Track
to Cape Melville.
* And along
the inland way
north - Mulligan
Highway and the Peninsula
Developmental Road aka PDR - are the historical mining
towns Mt Molloy and
Carbine, the famous Palmer
and then Lakeland, Laura
* Further north, on the central peninsula,
Charlotte Bay, Coen,
Oyala Thumotang National Park (former Mungkan Kaanju), Archer
point of mainland Australia (behind are just two small
are the Northern
and Tip of Cape York - the northernmost point of mainland Australia.
But these are only some
of the most
There are countless great
beaches, islands, waterfalls, swimming holes, and camping spots
most people don't know about :-)
Fruit Bat Falls -
swimming hole (not a secret).
are some of the best gems
reminding you that the Old Telegraph Track is far from the only fun on
the peninsula :-) (and you find them all on the Site Map of this
Old Coen Track
Jardine River Ford
Mutee Head and
Jardine Mouth Newcastle Bay Area Five
(NB! If you want to mention this
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name has now changed to www.CapeYorkAustralia.com
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this 50 pages
guide totally for FREE.
contains information that helps you getting started with planning of your trip.
You get to make early-stages desicions such as when to go, how long time you
should take, how to get
there and get
to stay (general info), what
will it cost..
and a short insight to what is there to see and do in Cape York.
This complete 300 pages
travel guide is all you need before and during your trip. Besides the
background chapters on the peninsula's history and wildlife; and the comprehensive detail about all
the places (down to prices, opening hours and full contact
detail), it has invaluable information on at least 10 four wheel drive tracks,
at least 30 guaranteed FREE
camping spots on the Cape (and at least 150 on your way to
the Cape), at least 40 best
swimming holes, all mapped; as well as practical things -
from fuel, roads, wireless internet and mobile phone reception,
how to deal with the national
parks booking rules; and Aboriginal land entrance and camping permits
and alcohol restrictions - to vehicle preparation and accessories and necessary recovery
gear by my partner
Mark who is the recovery guy on northern Cape York and the Old
Not to mention locals'
tips on how to spot that croc and palm cockatoo ;-)
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best efforts have been made to ensure that all the information on this
website is correct, this site is not to be blamed should there be a
As of Winter - Spring 2018 this site is getting upgraded, and the domain name changed from the original www.cape-york-australia.com to the new www.capeyorkaustralia.com While this is happening, you will find some things under construction, and some photos blurrier than normal, as their new dimensions affect their quality (until they get changed). They need changing one by one - with hundreds of pages it will take some time before the whole site looks good again, but I am gradually working on it as quick as I can.
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