THE BEASTS

Meet the Beasts

The Beasts are all comfortable, automatic Nissan GU Patrols, with air conditioning and power steering, fully outfitted with all camp equipment, and modified for vigorous Cape York 4WD fun.

Meet Kermit

Kermit was our prototype rig, specifically modified to perform on Cape York’s tracks as a very capable 4wd weapon and comfortable tourer. Kermit enjoyed and survived all the Cape could throw at it. Tried and tested, fun to drive, we love him and so will you. Kermit will be back on the Cape’s Tracks in 2021. All Beasts have the same modifications as Kermit, but slight variations in appointments can be expected throughout the fleet.

About the Beasts

  • Each Beast is a ‘Cape York friendly’ Nissan GU Patrol 4WD weapon. All destined to become 4WD legends.
  • Raptor painted and decaled with their own identity.
  • Modified from top to toe for vigorous 4WD fun.
  • With auto box, air con and power steering, a pleasure to drive in comfort and style.
  • Australians love their 4WD vehicles. Whatever make or model you drive at home, leave it there, safe, and ready for your next weekend escape.
  • Driving a Beast is a great way to spend 14 days in the Cape. Each vehicle is a true character. Tough, reliable, and capable of ticking off The Cape’s icons. Beasts are built in our workshop and service schedules ensure they are well maintained during the Cape York season. A Beast is the right weapon to knock over your Cape York Unplugged adventure.
  • Very spacious. Comfortably accommodate 2 or 3 adults, or on Family Tours – 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Large comfy seating with seat covers back and front.
  • Air-conditioning ensures a cool ride, with no red dust or oily engine smells – essential on the Capes hot dusty roads.
  • Standard entertainment system.
  • Vehicle to vehicle UHF coms.
  • 2 x USB points
  • Additional ‘house’ battery.
  • Cargo barrier
  • Rear storage includes slide out fridge for personal drinks and snacks.
  • Large drawers for recovery gear and additional personal storage space.
  • Fire extinguisher, medical kit, shovel and axe.
  • Organised room for your luggage and supplied camp equipment.

  • Bull bar
  • Bash plate
  • Bar bra
  • Rated recovery points front and rear
  • Driving lights
  • Communications aerial
  • Winch
  • Snorkel
  • Recovery trax
  • Side sliders and steps
  • Camp flood light
  • Rear bar with jerry cans and spare wheel
  • Roof rack. Some Beasts fitted with group firewood holders
  • Left and right-side awnings allowing facility for two clip in tents if required.
  • Upgraded suspension with 3-inch lift
  • 33” wheels with aggressive all terrain tyres
  • Diff, crank case, and gear box breathers

Everything supplied. All you need bring is your luggage containing, personal items, (toothbrush LOL), toiletries and clothes. For hygiene reasons we do not supply sleeping bag or pillow. For a small charge, sleeping bag and pillow can be supplied to collect at tour start. These items remain your property. A detailed Packing List provided on booking. If flying to Cairns, by following the Packing List your luggage will easily meet airline size and weight restrictions.

In consultation with you, we outfit your Beast to suit the way you wish to camp.

Provided:

  • Any number of either: – double size swags, or cot swags with mozzie and rain covers, or camp stretchers with mattress.
  • All vehicles have two side awnings. We provide under awning clip in tents which are easily fitted if it rains or to add privacy or personal space if required. Most people chose to sleep out in swags with a view of the stars.
  • Comfy camp chairs and table.
  • All eating utensils: – knives, forks, spoons, plates, bowls, mugs, are carried in the Guides vehicle. All meals are provided from the Guides vehicle.
  • No previous 4WD experience is required, but you must be 21 years or over, held a license for 2 years and be a confident and competent driver.
  • Drivers with limited 4WD experience will increase their 4WD skills and gain more confidence as the tour progresses. Use of the winch and snatch strap can be a frequent daily occurrence. You will learn from your guides and be assisted by them. Having other experienced drivers on a tour also adds to a smooth operation when overcoming track obstacles.
  • All tour members as well as your Guides learn from the shared experience. By Day 13, when you take on The Old Coach Road, acknowledged as one of the most challenging in the Cape, you will be more than happy and capable to handle it.
  • Worth noting, that on any tour, road and or weather conditions may make sections of your itinerary unpassable. There are alternative routes and on most of the iconic challenging 4WD obstacles you have ‘cheat’ options.
  • “Cheats” enable us to bypass the harder obstacles if needed. You even have “cheats” on the Old Coach Road and the Old Telegraph Track. Every Cape veteran uses ‘cheats’ from time to time when conditions warrant.

No matter if you are hardcore or beginner, one important requirement is a commitment to smile, laugh and have fun.