First, there are HEMA
maps. They are the best ones in Australia and the only
Highest up are the maps
of Cape York.
Then there are the
maps that you may need on your way to Cape York.
You may come up here
along the eastern coast of Australia, or you may come through the Outback
Or you may
come from the west, through the Gulf
Savannah, the Top End of Northern
the Kimberley region of
maps that you may need are on
Cape York Map This is the best
map of Cape York that you can find anywhere. It is
comprehensive, and covers the whole Cape York Peninsula from Cairns to the Tip.
All the roads, townships, road houses and stations are marked, with
icons for services, even phone numbers.
This is the
map that I use and
it is all you will ever need on your
trip - you have everything covered in the greatest detail.
to Cooktown Map
This is a great map that you can use if you are not going to do the
whole peninsula, but only the southern parts until Cooktown.
The road until Cooktown is now sealed
so this is the only part of Cape York that you can do in a two wheel drive
vehicle without wrecking it.
National Park Map
is the largest national park in Cape York and second largest in
It takes up
quite a junk of the Cape York peninsula, and
many people treat it as a destination
on its own and spend their whole holidays camping around
many different camping
grounds, and heaps of space and some great wildlife watching.
This is a great detailed map of the national park.
Getting to Cape York - From
Tropical North Queensland
you are driving to Cape
York from the south, this is a very good map of the area just south of the
It covers Cooktown,
with surroundings and includes tourist information, places of interest,
national parks, rest
stops and camping
areas, as well as GPS surveyed roads and 24 hour fuel
is the next map to the
if you still travel this far along the coast, and it covers the areas
to the south until Mackay
It includes town maps,
the area's tourist information, points of interest, distance charts and
This is the map that covers the Mackay area, including one of Queensland's
destinations - Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.
It also covers the area's national
parks and other points of interest, as well as town maps and Mackay
Great map if you drive up
along the coast.
is a useful map if you
drive from Brisbane
the whole east coast of Queensland, up to Cairns, including Brisbane,
Coast, Mackay region, Townsville
region and Cairns.
It includes tourist attractions, tourist information centres and youth
hostels, as well as rest
grids and 24 hour fuel
Sydney to Cairns This
is a handy map if you
drive from Sydney
up along the coast.
It covers the whole Queensland
description above), as well as the northern
New South Wales coast and places like Newcastle, Lake
Maquarie, Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay.
It includes points of interest and tourist information centres, as well
as rest areas,
and national parks.
Getting to Cape York - from
Map In case you come to Cape York
inland way, through the Outback
Queensland, here is the map.
It covers the central and western Queensland, and includes points of
interest, national parks and camping
routes and GPS
Really handy in the outback.
Getting to Cape York - from
ln case you drive from the west, you will drive through the Top End of Northern
Territory, and the Gulf
They are both beautiful tropical areas and
destinations on their own. Here is the best map that covers both areas.
The map includes townships, national
stations - everything that you need in this kind of areas.
you drive all the way from
the west coast, you will drive along the so-called Savannah Way.
western end is in Broome
in the western end of the Kimberley, and its eastern end is in Cairns.
It passes through the Kimberley,
the Top End of Northern Territory, and Gulf Savannah.
The map includes everything you need on this great drive from
coast to coast.
of the Kimberleys
If you do come from the Savannah Way, you probably already know that
region of Western Australia is of course a destination on its own
and it is a
destination that in many ways is very similar to Cape
Like Cape York, it is one of Australia's last frontiers and many
people who do one of them, the following year they want to do the
Here is the HEMA Kimberley map.
Atlas and Guide Here
is also the
Kimberley Atlas and Guide.
is based on a HEMA map and made by HEMA, and it gives you a bit more
information about the area and its attractions.
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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Since Winter - Spring 2018 this site has been getting upgraded, and the domain name was 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.