I have just come back from the Cape. I had a wonderful 9 days being shown around by our tour guide, Paul Curtis from North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours, Paul is an awesome guide, he is very knowledgeable regarding the surrounding areas, plants, trees, falls etc, and is a photographer into the bargain.
We had a fantastic trip. The roads sure were corrugated, but that was to be expected with all the cars on it.
My highlights were Elliot Falls, Thursday Island, the ferry ride over to the Island, my helicopter flight over the Tip of the Cape, from Punsand Bay, Fruit Bat Falls, Camping at Archer River, and Elliot Falls as the allotted camp areas were very generous so you didn't have another camper right beside you.
The toilet facilities were clean and well looked after, but surely they could have a solar light in them for during the night?
I would recommend Paul for all tours, he has reasonable rates, and is a very capable person.
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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