12 Day Complete Cape York Camping Safari

12 Day Complete Cape York Camping Safari

The Cape York "Complete" is a 13 day all overland camping safari that explores one of Australia's last great wilderness regions - a land of history and ancient culture, crystal clear spring-fed creeks, huge termite mounds, and a vast and amazing variety of natural landscapes, including Iron Range National Park.

Tour Highlights

  • Musgrave
  • Wenlock River
  • Moreton
  • "Telegraph Track"
  • Eliot
  • Lockerbie Scrub
  • Wenlock River
  • Chili Beach
  • Black Mountain
  • Bloomfield Track

Tour Info

Code WC-CYC13
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 12 Days
Price From $3095
Departures

Selected Days

Months

Days

May

19

Jun

02, 16, 30

Jul

14, 28

Aug

11, 25

Sep

08, 22

Vehicle Mini Bus / Ferry
Suitability 7+ Years
Start Cairns @ Morning
Finish Cairns @ Evening

Your adventure begins as we travel over the Great Dividing Range into "Quinkan Country" to view ancient Aboriginal rock art at Split Rock near Laura (reasonable fitness and suitable footwear required). Travel on into Lakefield National Park, Queensland's second largest at 543,000 hectares (1.34 million acres) and a great wildlife spotting opportunity. We camp in the National Park tonight.

Meals - (LD)

Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife in Lakefield National Park this morning. Visit the historic telegraph office of Musgrave for lunch before travelling on to Coen and the Archer River, where we camp tonight.

Meals - (BL)

On to the bauxite mining town of Weipa on the Gulf of Carpentaria to stock up on supplies (lunch at own expense). Leaving Weipa we travel through Batavia Downs Station, cross the Wenlock River and camp at Bramwell Junction which defines the start of Cape York's famous Telegraph Track.

Meals - (BD)

4WD action, adventure and fun on Cape York's rugged Telegraph Track today. Cross rivers and creeks, swim and relax, see prehistoric palms, giant termite mounds and carnivorous plants. You'll be enchanted by the magic of Twin Falls - swimming here, in pristine spring-fed pools landscaped by nature, will be a life long memory. We camp here tonight in the company of millions of stars.

Meals - (BLD)

Time for a morning swim then onward across the mighty Jardine River to our beach front campsite on the tropical shores of Torres Strait.

Meals- (BLD)

A fascinating visit to the beautiful "Lockerbie Scrub", an isolated pocket of monsoon rainforest, on our way to historic Somerset on Albany Passage where you can ponder the past, our explorers, pioneers and the Cape's traditional owners. Now, an emotional walk to the very top of Australia - CAPE YORK!

Meals - (BL)

Choose from a tropical cruise to Thursday Island or fishing with a professional guide (both optional). Alternatively, take your bird book and binoculars for a bushwalk or relax at the beach with a good book. Lunch is your own expense today.

Meals- (BD)

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Across the mighty Jardine River we travel through Cape York's wilderness and on to Fruit Bat Falls for lunch and a swim in its pristine spring-fed waters. Continue on to our overnight camp at Moreton on the Wenlock River.

Meals - (BLD)

Today we head east across the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers to the fabulous Iron Range National Park (conditions permitting), Australia's largest remaining area of tropical lowland rainforest. The area is renown for its Eclectus Parrots, Palm Cockatoos, Magnificent Rifle Birds, Green (Condra) Pythons and Spotted Cuscus to name just a few. We visit the tiny outpost of Portland Roads enroute to our camp in the rainforest or at Chili Beach.

Meals - (BLD)

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This morning we search for other secrets hidden in the Iron Range rainforest. We leave the National Park through Tozers Gap and travel on to the Archer River. After lunch we continue on to Musgrave Station where we camp tonight.

Meals - (BD)

Rise to the morning chorus of the many bird species. Travel via Laura and Lakeland to historic Cooktown and walk where Captain Cook once walked, enjoy Grassy Hill's spectacular views and relive the gold rush days strolling past heritage buildings. We camp near Cooktown tonight. Dinner is at your own expense this evening.

Meals - (BL)

Today 4WD adventure on the Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting) into the World Heritage Listed rainforests of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Nearing the end we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and continue on to Port Douglas or Cairns completing your fascinating adventure of discovery and fun in Australia's far north.

Meals - (BL)

Included

  • Meals as coded
  • Accommodated Safaris - Twin-share accommodation (sole travellers must pay the Single Supplement $3445)
  • Child (7-14) - Sharing $2995
  • Camping Safaris - twin-share safari tent, self-inflating 100mm thick mattress and fitted bottom sheet.
  • Guided tours and entry fees as specified
  • National Parks and Aboriginal Site fees.

Excluded

  • Alcohol or soft drinks, tours and activities specified as "optional" in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags for camping safari (available for hire $25).
  • On Accommodated Safaris in remote areas most of the comforts and facilities of home are not available ... please do not expect them - this is the outback.

What To Bring

  • Comfortable and Casual Clothing.  It is possible to wash clothes periodically.
  • Footwear with ankle support and good grip soles 
  • Swimwear and insect repellent. 
  • Personal toiletries 
  • Medication. 
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. 
  • Towel 
  • Pillow
  • Binoculars & camera

Note

  • Flight times to be confirmed. Guests are to make their own way to the airport
  • Safaris are not suitable for children under 7 years. But We have carried many children who have had exciting and enriching experiences with their parents. 
  • Early season (May/June) tends to be the most adventurous time. late season (September/October) the weather is more settled. The most popular time is June, July and August
  • A maximum weight limit of 10kg per person