Welcome to Cape York

Cape York Peninsula

Welcome to Visit Cape York, your official guide to this vast and unique Australian outback adventure land. Find things to do in the region, attractions and sightseeing, events, and accommodation. Plan your trip to Cape York Peninsula with our useful traveller information.

Welcome to Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland, Australia

 

VisitCapeYork.com is your official guide to the vast, rugged, and awesome wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland which has unique opportunities to experience one of the last untamed frontiers in Australia. The Cape’s challenging landscape features raging rivers, expansive land and sea horizons, rugged outback experiences and awesome scenery. The wildlife thrives and is at home in the Aussie bush enclaves, parched landscapes, and many amazing waterways.

 

A visit to the region along its variously passable roads and tracks puts you back in the heart of an ancient land where you will be inspired to co-exist with all of raw nature’s challenges and to appreciate its timeless unbroken and thriving qualities. With its rugged, natural beauty steeped in Aboriginal traditions and rich early settlement history, it is an adventure safari for intrepid roadies.

Starting from various southern points (Cairns, Daintree or Cooktown), the ultimate goal of dedicated travellers is to stand at the northernmost tip of Australia, a fitting culmination for such an epic tour. The only way to get there is in a self-drive vehicle or on a guided bus tour.

A visit to the Cape York Peninsula is best started in the city of Cairns, the gateway to this tropical region whose other gems are the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and AthertonTablelands. Driving north from Cairns, visitors journey through the stunning natural beauty of one of the oldest rainforests in the world and the tropical fruit gardens of the hinterland.

All tours, accommodations and attractions on this site are carefully selected to deliver outstanding service. Our team has chosen family-owned and operated businesses that make sure the experience is one you won’t forget. Let us assist you with everything you need to make your holiday outstanding. We are passionate about making your holiday memories last a lifetime. Whether you’re visiting this amazing region for the first time, or are returning, we can ensure your holiday will be a memorable one.

 

VisitCapeYork.com is your ultimate guide on what to see and do while touring the area.

Cape York 8 Day Fly/Drive

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Cape York Dirt Bike Adventure

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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the number one must-see attraction in Australia.

Starting at Lady Elliot Island in the south and continuing north to Papua New Guinea in the North.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living thing & one of the seven natural wonders of the World book today.

First, decide where to start your reef adventure, and there is an abundance of superb choices to choose from.

While you are considering the options of a day tour or an extended liveaboard trip starting in Cairns.

Second, have a look at our tropical islands that dot there way along the coast of Queensland, providing amazing holiday destinations.

From budget tours to five-star island getaways frequented by the rich and famous.   The Great Barrier Reef has something for everyone.

After you have your destination sorted then be prepared to dive into the azure blue waters and discover the Worlds largest living thing.

Consequently, nothing will prepare you with the colours of the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the number one must-see attraction in Australia. Starting at Lady Elliot Island in the south and continuing north to Papua...
Indigenous Tours Australia

First, discover the true history of Australia through the Indigenous culture, and our traditional owners have lived & looked after these lands for thousands of years.

Second, plan a visit to Laura to see the Quinkan rock art believed to between 15,000 and 30,000 years old.

Then visit cultural attractions and learn to throw a boomerang and how to play the didgeridoo.

Next, visit some caves with aboriginal art and learn about the ancient Dreamtime stories.

When you are in Sydney, you can join an Aboriginal walking tour.

While in Kuranda you can visit with the Pamagirri dancers for a story of the Dreamtime.

 

Indigenous

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Please choose from our handpicked activities and tours. Australia boasts some of the best natural wonders in the World our events highlight the best things to see and do in Australia.

See the Great Barrier Reef, cuddle a koala.  Paddleboard through the rainforest or take the Skyrail over the top of the rainforest canopy

next white water rafting through the rainforest and scuba diving on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge then see the three sisters in the Blue Mountains.

Swim with whale sharks in Ningaloo and then take a refreshing shower under King George Falls in the Kimberleys.

In Australia, Mother Nature gave us excellent places to do awesome activities to join us for some today.

Activities

Please choose from our handpicked activities and tours. Australia boasts some of the best natural wonders in the World our events highlight the best things...
<h2>Unique Stays in Australia.</h2>
Begin by exploring Australia's tours that include unique accommodation.

First see our spectacular destination in the best marine parks, camping in pristine outback locations and more.

Second, discover some of our islands experiences on a guided accommodated tour.

Next, get you up close and personal with magnificent wildlife.

Then see our remote locations and discover our spectacular country.

While you are in Australia, go sailing for a few days on the stunning Whitsunday Islands.

In contrast to most of our other tours for the motorbike enthusiasts, the Cairns to Cape York ride includes awesome campsites.

Then discover five-star camping at Uluru.

See the best in Australia.

Unique Stays

Unique Stays in Australia. Begin by exploring Australia's tours that include unique accommodation. First see our spectacular destination in the best marine parks, camping in...
<h2>Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland</h2>
Australia boasts the oldest tropical rainforest in the World.

The UNESCO World Heritage list the tropical rainforest as of outstanding Universal value.

The Wet Tropics of Queensland cover an area of 893,453 hectares.  This rainforest area is a narrow strip along the east coast of far north Queensland. They are starting just north of Townsville and continuing almost to Cooktown.
<h3>Experience the Wet Tropics of North Queensland</h3>
There are numerous ways to see our stunning rainforest. Which way suits you best?

Please sit back and relax on a scenic railway trip as this old train winds its way through the rainforest to the village of Kuranda.

Glide over the top of the canopy on the Cairns Skyrail.

Hold on as you wind through the ancient forest while white water rafts down one of the mighty rivers.

Take a peaceful guided walk and breathe in some fresh rainforest air.

Take a boat tour down the Daintree River, always looking for crocodiles sunbaking on the shores and a vast array of birdlife.

Personalised 4WD tours are a great option and come in styles to suit the adventurous and the not so brave.

Long before James Cook arrived in Australia, the Aboriginal people lived in this region.

Visit the Mossman Gorge Centre, Experience a guided Dreamtime Walk learning about this pristine region.

Learn about Australia's Indigenous population and their connection to the natural environment.

HotGetaways.com.au have some great tour packages to make the most of your time in Cairns.

Our rainforests are rich in history and diversity.

Book your rainforest tour today.

Rainforest

Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland Australia boasts the oldest tropical rainforest in the World. The UNESCO World Heritage list the tropical rainforest as of outstanding...
If you love the thrill of adventure, Australia is the place for you with so many world-class adrenaline tours on offer.

Australia has so  many adrenaline tours on offer from

Climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge its an excellent view of Sydney's beautiful harbour.

Snorkelling with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef will be a memory that will last forever.

Leap from Australia's only Bungy Tower in North Queensland you can design your Bungy jump.

Experience the thrill of Skydiving it comes with outstanding views and takes you to great heights.

What about White Water Rafting through World famous rainforest.

Scuba diving on the World famous Great Barrier Reef a real adventure that everyone should include on their bucket list

What about Night Scuba diving, there is even an introductory package if you are not certified.

Get down and dirty on a quad bike its so much fun.

Jetboat if you love a bit of speed this half-day tour takes you to the Great Barrier Reef in no time at all.

Choose any one of our fantastic adrenaline tours by themselves or make the most of your stay in Australia and choose one of our fantastic Tour packages.

Adrenaline

If you love the thrill of adventure, Australia is the place for you with so many world-class adrenaline tours on offer. Australia has so  many...
Scenic Flights Australia

Take a scenic flight over some of Australia's best icons.

From a spectacular flight over Sydney Harbour to the Great Barrier Reef.

Next, get your camera ready for your flight over Heart Reef in the Whitsunday.

Then arrive in style with a spectacular helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef landing onboard Reef Encounter.

While you are in Sydney, enjoy a flight past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Begin your day with a hot air balloon flight over a wonderful landscape.

Afterwards, you can plan a flight to Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Our spectacular flights will give you the best view of Australia's best icons.

Scenic Flights

Scenic Flights Australia Take a scenic flight over some of Australia's best icons. From a spectacular flight over Sydney Harbour to the Great Barrier Reef....
Sightseeing tours Australia

Starting with Australia’s spectacular destinations

Next, view our awesome handpicked tours and see the best of Australia.  We have selected our favourite well-known locations as well as some that you may have never heard of.

While you are in Queensland, there are some must-dos, of course, the Great Barrier Reef is first on the list.

Second, visit the magnificent  Daintree Rainforest marvel at the giant trees and lush rainforest.

Then feel the breeze in your hair while you are sailing the azure blue waters of the Whitsunday Islands.

Third visit the largest sand island in the World and have a soak in the Champagne Pools on Fraser Island.

Fourth on our list of fantastic sightseeing tours is North Stradbroke Island for stunning beaches. This is an ideal stop to relax.

Fifth on our list is a visit to the Gold Coast the kids will love the amusement parks.  Next head to the mountains to see the Natural Arch and a refreshing swim.

 

Sightseeing

Sightseeing tours Australia Starting with Australia’s spectacular destinations Next, view our awesome handpicked tours and see the best of Australia.  We have selected our favourite...
Outback Tours Australia,

The first thing to note that there are about 2.5 million square miles of the outback in Australia.

This region has several different climates with the majority of it being dry.

Start your visit to Australia in the outback to see the real Australia.

As well as spectacular scenery this region is rich in ancient culture.

Then take a tour of the Australian discovers remote locations. See the Australian fauna and native animals and majestic birdlife.

Furthermore, there are stunningly beautiful canyons and waterfalls to swim in.

After this the spectacular landscape of huge boulders and remote towns.

Additionally, there are black cockatoos, and brightly coloured parrots are often seen in flocks.

While you are visiting the outback keep an eye out for kangaroos, emus and goannas.

Outback

Outback Tours Australia, The first thing to note that there are about 2.5 million square miles of the outback in Australia. This region has several...