Cape York Peninsula is a vast landscape which has been little touched by the hands of man. It’s a place that has defied the onslaught of civilisation for thousands of years. A country of rough roads, remote communities, pristine rivers and miles of untouched coastline. History, nature and wilderness combine here, wrapped in the ancient culture of the indigenous people. Oz Tours Safaris will take you there with a range of Cape York tours. From Cairns to Cape York and back again, we’ll explore the people and places on a unique Cape York adventure.
Our Cape York 4WD Accommodated Safaris take you to and from Cairns to Cape York, including the Torres Strait Islands. Trips range from 8 to 12 days. Twin share Cape York accommodation or private rooms, with facilities.
This is a massive 16 day all overland, camping and accommodated Cape York adventure. Climb aboard our 21 seat 4WD air-conditioned coach and drive from Cairns to Cape York and back again. Lots of inclusions, great value tour.
Camping Safaris keep costs down but experience high. Varying in duration from 8 to 12 days, each of these trips include either a scenic flight between Cairns and Bamaga or a ship journey on Great Barrier Reef between Cairns & Seisia. Fully guided with tents included.
If you’re planning a Cape York tour, then get in touch with us today. We’ve been operating Cape York 4WD safari tours for over 30 years. We deliver exceptional Cape York adventures, covering the best bits of country and culture.
Cape York Australia is one of the country’s last pioneering frontiers. In fact, until a little over 100 years ago only Indigenous Australians enjoyed this unique paradise. The quest to conquer has always attracted man to the least accessible of the Earth’s surfaces, the highest mountain, the wildest desert, or the most remote. In this country, the greatest achievement is, without question, to reach the northernmost tip of Australia, Cape York.
Even today, Cape York remains a sparsely populated area that is accessible during the dry season months from May to December, and then only by 4WD vehicles for the majority of the way. That’s why Cape York 4WD tours are such a unique adventure. They allow you to see this great unspoilt and diverse part of Australia and its wildlife and birdlife up close.
To stand at the very tip of Australia where oceans meet and overlook the sheltered and unspoilt Torres Strait Islands, is indeed a truly awe inspiring and overwhelming experience. We invite you to join us and come exploring on one of our fantastic Cape York adventures.
Cape York Australia is a large tract of largely unpopulated land, which covers the far northern part of Queensland. It includes ‘the tip’, an iconic landmark which is Australia’s most northern point, overlooking the nearby Torres Strait Islands.
Mostly flat, much of Cape York’s landscape has been left as it was for hundreds of thousands of years, except for several large cattle stations and some small isolated communities. It includes the historic township of Cooktown, which is a 3.5 hour drive from Cairns, and Weipa which is a bauxite mining community.
At its widest point, Cape York Peninsula is 430km across, which is from the Bloomfield River on its eastern coastline to Kowanyama on the west coast. It’s 660km ‘tall’ from the southern border of the Cook Shire to the tip. Roads of varying quality criss-cross Cape York. 4WD is the recommended mode of transport. There’s several remote air strips, the largest of which is serviced daily in Weipa.
Oz Tours Safaris provide a range of Cape York tours, going from Cairns to Cape York and back again. Their itineraries and duration vary, as does the accommodation. All our Cape York adventures have been carefully planned to deliver outstanding experiences and value for money. They’ve been fine tuned over more than 30 years of operation to include natural and cultural landmarks, epic scenery and informative commentary. All our Cape York 4WD tours include the below, with other destinations varying, pending which itinerary you choose.
Cape Tribulation | Cooktown | Lakefield National Park | Moreton Telegraph Station | Weipa | Punsand Bay | The Tip | Torres Strait Islands | Thursday and Horn Islands
All of our Cape York accommodated tours include a professional tour guide and driver, all transportation and accommodation in twin share rooms with private facilities, or shared rooms and facilities, as well as most meals. The type of Cape York accommodation varies from location to location. From forest shrouded resorts, hotels and motels in the townships and communities, to the “No-Frill” cattle station cabins along the track where no alternatives exist. Regardless of where we are on our adventure, you’ll find our Cape York accommodation is all clean and comfortable, the hospitality genuine and the cuisine generous and appetizing. These tours go from Cairns to Cape York and back again, including a trip to the nearby Torres Strait Islands.
We also offer one Cape York tour which is a combination of accommodated and camping. This is a 16 day all overland Cape York adventure. As above, our Cape York accommodation various to suit the location and because this region is so remote, sometimes there is no alternative but to pitch a tent. Never fear though, our high profile dome tents come with high density mattresses & pillow/sleeping bag hire options. Our staff are there to show you how to put up and take down your tent, however the main responsibility is yours; usually other campers don’t mind helping out. Shower and toilet facilities are available at National Park Cape York camping areas and/or campground locations.
Our Cape York camping tours provide a real down to earth Australian bush experience. When you book one of these, your holiday home will be a completely portable, roomy, twin share, high profile Dome Tent with sewn in floor and high density foam mattresses. This is a real Cape York adventure. An unforgettable Australian experience that will live long in your memory!
Please note: Oz Tours has several Permanent Private Camps established across Cape York Peninsula. The camps afford our travellers a degree of ease and comfort not previously available. An important element in our Cape York camping tours is group participation. Whether striking camp, a fireside chat or an early morning bush walk. We favour traditional open fire and camp oven cooking and careful planning ensures fresh sourced food along the way delivers hearty healthy meals throughout the tour.
“We have just returned from the camping safari trip to the northern tip of Australia. Returned by Trinity Bay cargo ship to cairns. We enjoyed the whole experience , especially commending the care by driver and host Rick and culinary skills and general knowledge of Chris . Very happy to recommend this trip. Our first group tour in Australia proved to be very worthwhile. ”
Nancy and Ian Cutlack
“16 days from Darwin really was an experience we shall not forget (at 80 years on) Chris and John must be the best shots ever and the cooking _ wonderful. Weather was rather over hot for means we would have preferred an earlier date, also the camping got a bit wearing, not that we minded being out in atent a all. Perhaps we shall go motels to cape York _ back cable style sounds really good. If you haven't done an OzT our then you MUST.”
“We have done 4 trips with Oz Tours since 2009 and highly recommend this company for those on a budget who want to see remote parts of Australia in the company of like-minded travellers. 3 of the trips (Kimberley, Townsville to Adelaide and Central Australia Desert Safari) were hosted by 2 of the "gems" of Australian outback travel, John and Chris. They are a very professional couple who really enhance every trip with their insights about geography and history of the areas in which we are travelling. The 4th trip to Cape York (all overland) was also a wonderful experience as we traversed the Peninsula to see many sights that other tours may miss. We are presently planning our 5th trip with Oz. ”
Richard & Carol
“Lorraine Hill actually. Poor Ron stayed at home and missed a wonderful trip which was motel accommodation to the top of Cape York then a cargo ship back to Cairns. What an adventure. I was with the first tour to go up the Cape since the wet season at the beginning of May. Accommodation even though the area is very isolated was fantastic (especially Punsand Bay) Food great and plenty of it even on the cargo ship. The guide, named Hirani was very knowledgeable about the area and had some great stories. She is an excellent driver and managed to drive our 4x4 bus over some pretty bad roads. Yes I made the walk to the top with help from Hirani and one of my fellow travellers. I would encourage anyone to do this trip even if travelling alone as I was. Oz Tours made this trip one to be remembered forever. ”
Book your Cape York adventure with us today. We’ve got 33 years experience of soft adventure outback touring and look forward to sharing our spirit of adventure with you.
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