Our overnight stays quite often reflect the unique nature of the sparsely inhabited regions in which we travel. Resorts, Lodges, Hotels and Motels in the townships and communities. “No-Frill” cattle station cabins and cabin tent accommodation along the track, where no alternatives exist. All are clean and comfortable, the hospitality genuine, open and friendly, and the cuisine generous and appetising. Generator electricity is in use at some remote areas in Cape York & the Gulf Savannah. Usually turned off between 10pm and 7am.
Located in the heart of one of Australia’s most historically significant townships. The Seaview Motel is situated opposite Captain Cook’s landing, overlooking the Endeavour River. Air-conditioned rooms with ceiling fans and ensuite.
A historic fortress telegraph station built in 1887, located on the northern access route to Lakefield National Park. The historical building, displayed memorabilia and traveller services, make this a popular spot to stay or visit. Rooms are serviced daily. No cooking facilities are provided in-house. Share toilet/shower facilities. All meals are provided in the dining area of the main historical homestead. Set tour menus are very wholesome and filling. Twin Share rooms are airconditioned, towels and linen supplied.
Moreton Telegraph Station is situated on the banks of the fast flowing Wenlock River. Accommodation is our safari camp complex, set in light forest near the banks of the river. Twin Share safari tents, fully screened with beds, linen, furniture and 12v lighting. Meals are served in an open undercover dining area. Share toilet/shower facilities. BYO Alcohol (your guide will advise you on where you can purchase this).
One of the last genuine wilderness areas and also the gateway to the Torres Strait Islands. Punsand Bay is one of the few privately held pieces of land within 150 miles of Cape York. With 10km of private mainly northern facing beaches, a magnificent sight is to watch the sun rise over the Coral Sea of the Pacific Ocean and set over the Arafura Sea of the Indian Ocean. Beachfront Cabin Tent (includes ensuite facilities, fans, veranda & furniture).
Horn Island, one of the Prince of Wales group, lies in the Torres Strait. It is located approximately 25km west-north-west of Cape York Peninsula and is a short distance east-south-east of Thursday Island. Horn Island also hosts the airport for Thursday Island. In 1894 they discovered payable gold and the goldfield encompassed the whole Island (51sq km). In 1942 an airstrip was built on Horn Island as a staging base for fighter aircraft transiting to New Guinea. On 14th March 1942 Horn Island received its first Japanese air raid. Today Horn Island is a important air hub for the outer Torres Strait Islands. The Gateway Torres Strait Resort is located on Horn Island, just a few minutes walk from the jetty, beach and local store.
We offer you a 4WD safari without camping. We use a mixture of old bush pubs, remote campgrounds, cattle stations, hotels, motels and lodges for your outback experience.
With its expansive, clear, dark skies, you’ll wonder at the spectacle of the Milky Way with its multitudes of stars. A fully equipped dome & 2 large telescopes where everyone can take a closer look at planets, nebulas & star clusters. This is fun & educational for all ages. They offer various levels of accommodation, some with ensuites some without. Most rooms are air-conditioned & have been recently refurbished. Observatory at night – own cost.
Cobbold Gorge is unique, hidden away within the rugged sandstone formations of North Queensland. This gorge is extremely narrow, closing to a mere two meters wide in places, with spectacular 30 meter cliffs on either side. The overall length of the gorge is about six kilometres and consists of a series of water-holes and rock falls, however only the last 500 meters is accessible by flat bottom boat. Cobbold Village offers an open bush setting, giving a feel of warm hospitality while staying in this idyllic location, with a range of accommodation. We use comfortable air-conditioned rooms with ensuites. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities and include a refrigerator and television.
Adels Grove is 200 km southwest of Burketown and 410 km northwest of Cloncurry. Situated on Lawn Hill Creek, Adels Grove is adjacent to Lawn Hill National Park and 50kms from the World Heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil deposits. Accommodation in the form of pre-erected tents with single beds, some doubles and all linen including towels. All rooms/tents have share amenities close by. 240V power not available in the tents.