Visit the historic gold town ruins and bush cattle stations where you can join a helicopter muster or, unearth wetlands brimming with birdlife and fish. Be sure to pack the rod and try your cast in isolated fishing holes or simply cool off under a pristine waterfall.
While you in Cape York, mingle with Aboriginal artists whilst they paint at home or explore prehistoric rock art collections, dating back 40,000 years. Time your trip for July and experience one of the most electrifying biannual Aboriginal dance festivals.
And, don't forget to keep one eye on the sky for red palm cockatoos and one in the eucalypt woodlands for elusive tree kangaroos
Get off the beaten track and amongst one of Australia’s best 4WD routes, with challenging river crossings and nights spent under the stars.
Stroll the wide welcoming streets, lined with grand Queensland architecture from the bygone gold rush days, and the botanic gardens filled with 62-hectares of native and exotic plants. Or, cast a lure on a guided tour and explore the river estuary day or night for barramundi.
Every June, the locals come together for a three-day long festival to celebrate the landing of Captain James Cook and his interaction with Indigenous Guugu Yimithirr people. You can dress up and join in the festivities too.
The Cape York region houses two of Australia’s Indigenous cultures; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. You will find a thriving Aboriginal culture on the mainland and when you venture past the tip of Cape York, you’ll come across the remote islands of the Torres Strait, home to the Torres Strait Island people.