CAPE YORK 4wd TOURS

OUR TOURS

Our tours embrace every 4WD icon and must do that the Cape offers. You miss nothing.

We hit the best 4WD tracks, including the Old telegraph Track, the 5 Beaches Run, the Frenchman’s Track, the Bloomfield Track, Running Creek road, and the Old Coach Road. Enjoy the best of the Aussie bush, including great tucker,  camp fires under the stars,  refreshing swims in welcoming streams and in the mornings rise to the call of wild birds heralding new adventures. 

There are also optional, additional tours available. Check them out here.

Grab your mates, girlfriends, boyfriends, family, club and reserve a tour date now. Private charters are also available, and you can bring your own vehicle on a tagalong tour.

COVID-19

Please note, should COVID-19 government border restrictions impact travel, you will receive a 100% credit for your tour booking. Outside of these conditions, our normal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Tour Options

9 Days

Fly/Drive

Option to drive to the Tip and fly back to Cairns or fly to the tip and drive back to Cairns


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14 Days

Cape York Unplugged

This tour is the Classic Cape York Itinerary. It includes every Cape 4WD icon and must do...


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15 Days

Cape York Unplugged+

The classic tour with an extra day to participate in the biennial Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival.


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16 Days

Cape York In depth

Extra 2 days that includes Weipa, the histroic Palmer River Gold fields, and a night at Chillagoe.


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14 Days

Cape York Unplugged

This tour is the Classic Cape York Itinerary. It includes every Cape 4WD icon and must do...


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15 Days

Cape York Unplugged+

The classic tour with an extra day to participate in the biennial Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival.


Learn More

16 Days

Cape York In depth

Extra 2 days that includes Weipa, the histroic Palmer River Gold fields, and a night at Chillagoe.


Learn More

9 DAYS - CAPE YORK FLY/DRIVE

THE TIP TO CAIRNS OR CAIRNS TO THE TIP

Designed for anyone with limited time to explore the Cape’s treasures. Can be completed from the Tip to Cairns, or from Cairns to the Tip. Includes the essential Cape York 4WD icons.

Itinerary - Drive Cairns to the Tip

On arrival in Cairns, make your way to our Cairns base, the very comfortable Cairns Colonial Club Resort and check in. If you fly, take a taxi. It is a short 5-minute drive. Meet your Guides, and your Team. Introduction to your Beast. Stock your Beast fridge with snack items and drinks. Team briefing. First night dinner. Twin share accommodation Cairns Colonial Club Resort. (D)

For even more adventure, consider arriving early or staying on and extend your tour.

4 days in beautiful Aussie bush. This section includes Mossman Gorge jungle walk, Daintree Croc cruise, restaurant dinners at Lion’s Den hotel and Bramwell Junction Park. Visit Cooktown, historic old Laura Homestead, Moreton Telegraph Station, Chilli Beach and if time allows a cold beverage at the S-exchange Hotel in Coen. Camp at Lion’s Den Hotel, Lakefield National Park, Archer River Roadhouse, Bramwell Junction. First up tackle the Bloomfield Track an easy introductory 4wd experience before knocking over the infamous Frenchman’s Track with the Pascoe and Wenlock River crossings. (BLD)

Day 1 of 2 days completing the entire Old Telegraph Track. From Palm Creek in the South and Gunshot in the middle, push on to finish with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Eliot Falls camp. (BLD)

Finish the northern end of the Old Telegraph Track including notorious Nolan’s Brook. Cross the croc infested Jardine River by ferry to end the day at Australia’s most northerly camp site at Punsand Bay. Dinner in the restaurant tonight. (BLD)
Up early for Sunrise at the Tip of Australia. Explore Somerset. Finish on the exhilarating 5 Beach’s Track and a visit to the Croc Tent. Camp on the beach at beautiful Seisia. Last night dinner at Loyalty Beach Restaurant. Presentation of certificate and Overlanders Club T shirt. (BLD)
Depart Bamaga Airport. On arrival at Cairns Airport, tour finishes. (B) NOTE: If return home flights from Cairns do not link this evening, overnight accommodation is easily arranged. Consider staying in Cairns and extend your holiday

Itinerary - Drive the Tip to Cairns

Met on arrival at Bamaga Airport by your Guides with your Beast. Drive to local supermarket to stock up on personal snack and beverage items. Your fridge will be cold and ready. Short scenic drive to Punsand Bay Camp, Australia’s most northerly campsite. Here a full introduction to your Beast will be conducted and a team briefing. Dinner tonight in the rustic restaurant at our campsite.

For even more adventure, consider arriving early or staying on and extend your tour.

Up early to be at The Tip for sunrise. A great way to start a
great adventure. Late breakfast, then over to Somerset for a historical intro to the Cape. Next is the beautiful 5 Beach’s Track. Great track to build a connection with your Beast. A stop at the Croc Tent is compulsory as no Cape York trip is complete without a croc tent souvenir. Push on to Loyalty Beach campsite and another beach front restaurant dinner
tonight. (BLD)

Two days to enjoy the complete Old Telegraph Track. From Nolan’s Brook in the north to Gunshot and on to Palm Creek, you will do it all. Other highlights include Jardine River ferry and the Cape’s best swimming holes. Dinner on night 4 with entertainment at Bramwell Junction Park. (BLD)

Start today with a visit to historic Moreton Telegraph Station. Next up, face the infamous Frenchman’s Track crossing the potentially deep Pascoe and Wenlock Rivers. Camp tonight in beautiful bush near Chilli Beach. (BLD)

Pushing on via backroads stopping at Archer River Roadhouse and after all the hot dusty roads, a cold beverage at the S-exchange Hotel in Coen is very much appreciated. On through Lakefield National Park to camp at Musgrave
Roadhouse. (BLD)

Travelling down through Lakefield National Park to historic old Laura Homestead. Battlecamp Road to Cooktown with time to take in the sights. Camp at the famous Lions Den Hotel. Dinner at the Hotel tonight. (BLD)

Start the day on the beautiful Bloomfield Track to Cape
Tribulation. Ferry crossing on the Daintree River followed by a Croc cruise to spot the monster size beasts up close. A jungle walk at Mossman Gorge completes the itinerary till we arrive at our Cairns base at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort. Unpack, clean up and dinner tonight with Certificate and Overlanders T-shirt presentation. (BLD)

Costs

Three people per vehicle: $4,160 / person
Two people per vehicle: $4,990 / person
One person per vehicle: $9,290 / person

Provision of comfortable, automatic Nissan GU Patrol, airconditioned with power steering. Fully outfitted with all camp equipment, camp chairs, table, awnings, awning tents, swags, camp lighting, crockery, cutlery. Unlimited milage, fuel, UHF radio, medical kit, fire extinguisher, 2 guides attending to smooth operation of tour, 4WD guidance and assistance if/when required, all camp and restaurant meals and accommodation as indicated on itinerary, camp fees, ferries, National Park fees, Mossman Gorge walk, Daintree croc cruise.

alcohol, bottled drinking water, snack items, travel insurance. Flights Bamaga or Horn Island to Cairns and vice versa. Sleeping bag and pillow due to hygiene reasons. These items can be supplied for a small fee and will remain your property at the end of tour. Optional tours at The Tip and in or around Cairns.

Dates

Cairns to Tip

Tour Days Start Cairns Finish the Tip Check Availability
12
9
18 Oct
26 Oct

The Tip to Cairns

Tour Days Start The Tip Finish Cairns Check Availability
10
9
Mon 20 Sep
Tue 28 Sep
13
9
29 Oct
6 Nov

14 DAYS - CAPE YORK UNPLUGGED

THE CLASSIC

  • This tour is the Classic Cape York Itinerary. Includes every Cape 4WD icon and must do.
  • Travelling with Australian 4WD Adventures you are in good hands. Our Guides are fun loving professional adventurers, knowledgeable and experienced in 4×4 driving in the Cape.
  • You will explore sites opened to us by our indigenous peoples, the early explorers, gold hunters, cattlemen and more recently a generation of 4WD adventurers.
  • Enjoy the full bush experience. All Aussies love campfires at night, good tucker, a refreshing swim in a welcoming stream. Each morning rise to the call of wild birds heralding new adventures. All this and more awaits the adventurous on your 14-day Cape York Unplugged.

Itinerary

On arrival in Cairns, make your way to our Cairns base, the very comfortable Cairns Colonial Club Resort and check in. If you fly, take a taxi. It is a short 5-minute drive. Meet your Guides, and your Team. Introduction to your Beast. Stock your Beast fridge with snack items and drinks. Team briefing. First night dinner. Twin share accommodation Cairns Colonial Club Resort. (D)

For even more adventure, consider arriving early or staying on and extend your tour.

4 days in beautiful Aussie bush. This section includes Mossman Gorge jungle walk, Daintree Croc cruise, restaurant dinners at Lion’s Den hotel and Bramwell Junction Park. Visit Cooktown, historic old Laura Homestead, Moreton Telegraph Station, Chilli Beach and if time allows a cold beverage at the S-exchange Hotel in Coen. Camp at Lion’s Den Hotel, Lakefield National Park, Archer River Roadhouse, Bramwell Station. First up tackle the Bloomfield Track an easy introductory 4wd experience before knocking over the infamous Frenchman’s Track with the Pascoe and Wenlock River crossings. (BLD)

Day 1 of 2 days completing the entire Old Telegraph Track. From Palm Creek in the South and Gunshot in the middle, push on to finish with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Eliot Falls. (BLD)

Finish the northern end of the Old Telegraph Track including notorious Nolan’s Brook. Cross the croc infested Jardine River by ferry to end the day at Australia’s most northerly camp site at Punsand Bay. Dinner in the restaurant tonight. (BLD)

Up early for Sunrise at the Tip of Australia. Explore Somerset. Finish on the exhilarating 5 Beach’s Track and a visit to the Croc Tent. Camp on the beach at beautiful Seisia. (BLD)

Fish, chill out, or explore the area. Loyalty Beach restaurant dinner on one night. Optional tour available to Thursday and Horn Island (LINK). Lunch and dinners not provided while participating on optional tours. (BLD)

Early start with a swim at Fruit Bat Falls. On to Captain Billy’s Landing and then to camp at historic Moreton Telegraph Station. (BLD)

Cruising day at a leisurely pace on reasonable roads. Get in a good lunch stop and swim. Tick off the remaining iconic Cape York waypoints, Musgrave River Roadhouse, and Hann River roadhouse. Bush Camp tonight. (BLD)

Saved a highlight for the end. Face the challenge of the heritage listed Old Coach Road linking Laura to historic Maytown. Considered one of the most challenging 4wd tracks on the Cape. Last night party at the Palmer River Roadhouse. Overlander’s Certificate and t-shirt presentation. (BLD)

A very scenic drive on good roads. Time to stop in Kuranda for a quick ‘latte’. Tour arrangements officially finish after arrival at our base at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort. (B)

NOTE: If return home flights from Cairns do not link this evening, overnight accommodation is easily arranged at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort.

Consider staying in Cairns and extend your holiday

Dates

Tour Days Start Cairns Finish Cairns Check Availability
11
14
Sat 02 Oct
Fri 14 Oct

Costs

Three people per vehicle: $4,741 / person
Two people per vehicle: $5,690 / person
One person per vehicle: $10,370 / person

Provision of comfortable, automatic Nissan GU Patrol, airconditioned with power steering. Fully outfitted with all camp equipment, camp chairs, table, awnings, awning tents, swags, camp lighting, crockery, cutlery. Unlimited mileage, fuel, UHF radio, medical kit, fire extinguisher, 2 guides attending to smooth operation of tour, 4WD guidance and assistance if/when required, all camp and restaurant meals and accommodation as indicated on itinerary, camp fees, ferries, National Park fees, Mossman Gorge walk, Daintree croc cruise.

Alcohol, bottled drinking water, snack items, travel insurance. Sleeping bag and pillow due to hygiene reasons. These items can be supplied for a small fee and will remain your property at the end of tour. Optional tours at The Tip and in or around Cairns.

15 DAYS - CAPE YORK UNPLUGGED

INC. LAURA ABORIGINAL DANCE FESTIVAL

  • The classic 14-day Cape York Unplugged itinerary, but we have added an extra day to participate in the biennial Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. Check it out on You tube. It is spectacular.
  • Includes every Cape 4WD icon and must do.
  • Travelling with Australian 4WD Adventures you are in good hands. Our Guides are fun loving professional adventurers, knowledgeable and experienced in 4×4 driving in the Cape.
  • You will explore sites opened to us by our indigenous peoples, the early explorers, gold hunters, cattlemen and more recently a generation of 4WD adventurers.
  • Enjoy the full bush experience. All Aussies love campfires at night, good tucker, a refreshing swim in a welcoming stream. Each morning rise to the call of wild birds heralding new adventures. All this and more awaits the adventurous on your 15-day Cape York Unplugged

Itinerary

On arrival in Cairns, make your way to our Cairns base, the very comfortable Cairns Colonial Club Resort and check in. If you fly, take a taxi. It is a short 5-minute drive. Meet your Guides, and your Team. Introduction to your Beast. Stock your Beast fridge with snack items and drinks. Team briefing. First night dinner. Twin share accommodation Cairns Colonial Club Resort. (D)

For even more adventure, consider arriving early or staying on and extend your tour.

4 days in beautiful Aussie bush. This section includes Mossman Gorge jungle walk, Daintree Croc cruise, restaurant dinners at Lion’s Den hotel and Bramwell Junction Park. Visit Cooktown, historic old Laura Homestead, Moreton Telegraph Station, Chilli Beach and if time allows a cold beverage at the S-exchange Hotel in Coen. Camp at Lion’s Den Hotel, Lakefield National Park, Archer River Roadhouse, Bramwell Station. First up tackle the Bloomfield Track an easy introductory 4wd experience before knocking over the infamous Frenchman’s Track with the Pascoe
and Wenlock River crossings. (BLD)

Day 1 of 2 days completing the entire Old Telegraph Track. From Palm Creek in the South and Gunshot in the middle, push on to finish with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Eliot Falls. (BLD)

Finish the northern end of the Old Telegraph Track including notorious Nolan’s Brook. Cross the croc infested Jardine River by ferry to end the day at Australia’s most northerly camp site at Punsand Bay. Dinner in the restaurant tonight. (BLD)

Up early for Sunrise at the Tip of Australia. Explore Somerset. Finish on the exhilarating 5 Beach’s Track and a visit to the Croc Tent. Camp on the beach at beautiful Seisia. (BLD)

Fish, chill out, or explore the area. Loyalty Beach restaurant dinner on one night. Optional tour available to Thursday and Horn Island (LINK). Lunch and dinners not provided while participating on optional tours. (BLD)

Early start with a swim at Fruit Bat Falls. On to Captain Billy’s Landing and then to camp at historic Moreton Telegraph Station. (BLD)

Cruising day at a leisurely pace on reasonable roads. Get in a good lunch stop and swim. Tick off the remaining iconic Cape York waypoints, Musgrave River Roadhouse, and Hann River roadhouse. Bush Camp tonight. (BLD)

After Breakfast, leave most of the Beasts in camp and travel out to the Laura Bora Ring to attend the world class Aboriginal Dance Festival. (BLD)

Saved a highlight for the end. Face the challenge of the heritage listed Old Coach Road linking Laura to historic Maytown. Considered one of the most challenging 4wd tracks on the Cape. Last night party at the Palmer River Roadhouse. Overlander’s Certificate and t-shirt presentation. (BLD)

A very scenic drive on good roads. Time to stop in Kuranda for a quick ‘latte’. Tour arrangements officially finish after arrival at our base at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort. (B) NOTE: If return home flights from Cairns do not link this evening, overnight accommodation is easily arranged at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort. Consider staying in Cairns and extend your holiday

Dates

Tour Days Start Cairns Finish Cairns Check Availability

Costs

Three people per vehicle: $4,900 / person
Two people per vehicle: $5,880 / person
One person per vehicle: $10,710 / person

One extra day to attend the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival.

Provision of comfortable, automatic Nissan GU Patrol, airconditioned with power steering. Fully outfitted with all camp equipment, camp chairs, table, awnings, awning tents, swags, camp lighting, crockery, cutlery. Unlimited mileage, fuel, UHF radio, medical kit, fire extinguisher, 2 guides attending to smooth operation of tour, 4WD guidance and assistance if/when required, all camp and restaurant meals and accommodation as indicated on itinerary, camp fees, ferries, National Park fees, Mossman Gorge walk, Daintree croc cruise.

Alcohol, bottled drinking water, snack items, travel insurance. Sleeping bag and pillow due to hygiene reasons. These items can be supplied for a small fee and will remain your property at the end of tour. Optional tours at The Tip and in or around Cairns.

16 DAYS - CAPE YORK IN DEPTH

INCLUDES WEIPA & CHILLAGOE

  • The Classic 14-day Cape York Unplugged itinerary, but we have added 2 days to include a stopover in Weipa and extra time exploring in the historic Palmer River Gold fields and finishing up with a night at Chillagoe. We love the history of the Palmer Goldfields and if you have the time, we would love to share the history with you.
  • Includes every Cape 4WD icon and must do.
  • Travelling with Australian 4WD Adventures you are in good hands. Our Guides are fun loving professional adventurers, knowledgeable and experienced in 4×4 driving in the Cape.
  • You will explore sites opened to us by our indigenous peoples, the early explorers, gold hunters, cattlemen and more recently a generation of 4WD adventurers.
  • Enjoy the full bush experience. All Aussies love campfires at night, good tucker, a refreshing swim in a welcoming stream. Each morning rise to the call of wild birds heralding new adventures. All this and more awaits the adventurous on your 15-day Cape York Unplugged

Itinerary

On arrival in Cairns, make your way to our Cairns base, the very comfortable Cairns Colonial Club Resort and check in. If you fly, take a taxi. It is a short 5-minute drive. Meet your Guides, and your Team. Introduction to your Beast. Stock your Beast fridge with snack items and drinks. Team briefing. First night dinner. Twin share accommodation Cairns Colonial Club Resort. (D)

For even more adventure, consider arriving early or staying on and extend your tour.

3 days in beautiful Aussie bush. This section includes Mossman Gorge jungle walk, Daintree Croc cruise, restaurant dinner at Lion’s Den hotel. Visit Cooktown, historic old Laura Homestead, and if time allows a cold beverage at the S-exchange Hotel in Coen. Camp at Lion’s Den Hotel, Lakefield National Park and Archer River Roadhouse. First up tackle the Bloomfield Track an easy introductory 4wd experience. (BLD)

Up early to commence an exciting day of 4wd action deep in wild Cape bushland.

Soon after leaving camp, we branch off the main Peninsular Development Road and stop for an early morning tea at Chili Beach on the Coral Sea.

Back on the tracks, the 4WD fun begins in earnest when we hit the start of the infamous Frenchmans Track. The two most interesting obstacles on this short 53 Kilometre track are the Pascoe and Wenlock Rivers. Depending on water levels/rainfall, the degree of difficulty can vary from month to month.

Adding to the fun of crossing these two water obstacles are the steepish entrance and exit approaches. If you are a novice 4wdriver, remember you will have experienced guides to teach you the ropes, no need to worry. It’s great fun in great bush settings.

A well-earned lunch stop at the Wenlock River and then onwards along much better bush roads with our final destination being a magnificent campsite at Albatross Bay on the Arafura sea near Weipa. East to West, from Sea to Sea in one day. WOW!

Latish start today, with time to sleep in, wet a line, or take in the sights of Weipa, the famous Gulf mining town with a population of approximately 19,000.

It’s usually an easy / comfortable drive as we briefly retrace part of our path from yesterday back to the main Peninsular Development Road.

Our stop tonight is Bramwell Station, a working Cape Cattle property. The camp area is a popular stop off point for all manner of travellers heading to the Tip, from Grey Nomads, bikers, 4wd tour bus operators and an exotic collection of 4wd adventurers, which I suppose must include us.

The station owners put on dinner for us and on most nights provide entertainment and a talk about the station operation. The dinner area offers a well-stocked bar. A nice night shared with good people. (BLD)

Day 1 of 2 days completing the entire Old Telegraph Track. From Palm Creek in the South and Gunshot in the middle, push on to finish with a refreshing swim at the beautiful Eliot Falls. (BLD)

Finish the northern end of the Old Telegraph Track including notorious Nolan’s Brook. Cross the croc infested Jardine River by ferry to end the day at Australia’s most northerly camp site at Punsand Bay. Dinner in the restaurant tonight. (BLD)

Up early for Sunrise at the Tip of Australia. Explore Somerset. Finish on the exhilarating 5 Beach’s Track and a visit to the Croc Tent. Camp on the beach at beautiful Seisia. (BLD)

Fish, chill out, or explore the area. Loyalty Beach restaurant dinner on one night. Optional tour available to Thursday and Horn Island (LINK). Lunch and dinners not provided while participating on optional tours. (BLD)

Early start with a swim at Fruit Bat Falls. On to Captain Billy’s Landing and then to camp at historic Moreton Telegraph Station. (BLD)

Cruising day at a leisurely pace on reasonable roads. Get in a good lunch stop and swim. Tick off the remaining iconic Cape York waypoints, Musgrave River Roadhouse, and Hann River roadhouse. Bush Camp tonight. (BLD)

Saved a highlight for the end. Face the challenge of the heritage listed Old Coach Road linking Laura to historic Maytown. Considered one of the best 4wd tracks on the Cape. Stunning views along the route are a bonus. Tonight, around the campfire hear the fascinating gold rush history of this region. (BLD)

Travelling on seldom used tracks and crossing the Palmer River we weave a path to Palmerville Station then connect to the Burke Development Road into Chillagoe. Celebrate tonight with our last night dinner which includes the official Certificate and Overlander’s t-shirt presentation. (BLD)

Back to hustle and bustle. A very scenic 3-hour drive on good roads to Cairns. Time to explore the local Chillagoe caves or stop in Kuranda for a tourist latte. After arriving at our base at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort and unpacking the Beasts, your tour officially ends. NOTE: If return home flights from Cairns do not link this evening, overnight accommodation is easily arranged at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort. Consider staying in Cairns and extend your holiday

Dates

Tour Days Start Cairns Finish Cairns Check Availability

Costs

Three people per vehicle: $4,990 / person
Two people per vehicle: $5,990 / person
One person per vehicle: $10,970 / person

Two extra days to visit Weipa and to further explore the Palmer River Goldfields area with the extra night in Chillagoe.

Provision of comfortable, automatic Nissan GU Patrol, airconditioned with power steering. Fully outfitted with all camp equipment, camp chairs, table, awnings, awning tents, swags, camp lighting, crockery, cutlery. Unlimited mileage, fuel, UHF radio, medical kit, fire extinguisher, 2 guides attending to smooth operation of tour, 4WD guidance and assistance if/when required, all camp and restaurant meals and accommodation as indicated on itinerary, camp fees, ferries, National Park fees, Mossman Gorge walk, Daintree croc cruise.

Alcohol, bottled drinking water, snack items, travel insurance. Sleeping bag and pillow due to hygiene reasons. These items can be supplied for a small fee and will remain your property at the end of tour. Optional tours at The Tip and in or around Cairns.

Optional Extra Tours:

Roko Island Fishing Charters

Just a short 20 minute boat ride from the Tip of Australia is Roko Island, an exclusive little piece of paradise. You can try your hand at fishing, or just relax on the island with delicious fresh food and drink as you watch the sunset over the Torres Strait. There are half day fishing tours, full day fishing tours or you can get a full island experience and spend the night in one of the onsite glamping tents.

Roko Island Fishing Charters is a family run business. What makes this area so unique for its fishing experience is the diversity, you could be in the estuaries chasing the elusive Barramundi just to find yourself minutes later pulling a Spanish Mackeral in the blue waters!

Contact us for more information on Roko Island

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, the Island is a listed National Park.


Contact us for more information.

Lizard Island

The only resort located on a 1,013-hectare National Park and literally on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island offers seclusion and natural privacy that you will cherish.

Exploring and experiencing Lizard Island can be enjoyed by taking part in a number of guided tours, either to the inner and outer reefs, the Research Station, or on nature walks and challenging hikes to the top of Cook’s Look. Or you can explore the island on a self-guided tour, taking in the beauty at your own pace.

Contact us for more information.

Green Island

With the choice of three convenient departure times, the Green Island Eco Adventure is perfect for a day of island relaxation or for visitors with limited time, offering a half or full day experience.

Contact us for more information.

Quicksilver Group

A pioneering reef tourism operator, the Quicksilver Group is Australia’s leading Great Barrier Reef cruise company and one of North Queensland’s largest private employers.

Choose from spectacular Outer Barrier Reef and island destinations, adventurous dive, and snorkel excursions, premier liveaboard dive boat trips and a luxury island resort – the Quicksilver Group offers the widest range of reef experiences to visitors to Tropical North Queensland

Contact us for more information.

Ocean Free

Ocean Free offers you the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef as it was intended. Ocean Free is the only operator in Cairns to offer a personal sailing reef and island tour. Sail, snorkel, and scuba dive aboard personalised tours with fun and professional crew. Explore Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with Ocean Free. Whether or not you have previous snorkel or dive experience, let us show you the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef and this stunning tropical island paradise. Sail Ocean Free for that personal touch.

Contact us for more information.

Thursday Island and Horn Island

Located between the northern tip of Australia and PNG in the Torres Strait is Thursday Island and Horn Island. This unique and tranquil destination is a little piece of paradise and home to indigenous Torres Strait Islanders. Experience WWII history on Horn Island at the many historical sites and local museum before hopping on the local ferry to Thursday Island. Visit the Green Hill Fort which once protected the island before stopping off at the Cultural Centre to view local contemporary art and artefacts. Checkout the selection of pearls from the local farms and drop in to Australia’s most northerly pub. All of this can be done in your free time up at The Tip.

Contact us for more information on day or overnight tours to this area.

Private Charters

We welcome enquiries for private group charter of our Beasts.

If you have a Cape York itinerary in mind we can help make it a reality.

Our 2021 Touring Calendar is just about full. Get in quickly to avoid disappointment.

Tagalong Tours

Our fully inclusive trips are all designed around our unique 4WD’s. We know we can look after these vehicles in remote areas with our support crew and gear.

BUT… If you have a group just wanting the support of our guides and mechanics, we can definitely arrange something – just give us a call or drop us an email.

The last word

4WD RESPONSIBLY

 

  1. DON’T RUBBISH THE CAPE.
    Everything in – everything out, use rubbish points, leave campsites better than on arrival
  2. Do not create new tracks especially in and around existing obstacles and campsites.
  3. Support local Cape business and communities whenever possible.
  4. Preserve, preserve, preserve for the generations to come.

 

FAQs

Yes! You drive one of our modified Nissan Patrols, lovingly known as a “Beast” over all of the iconic 4×4 tracks included in our programs – Old Telegraph Track, Frenchman’s Track The Old Coach Road, The 5 Beaches Track, The Bloomfield Track.

You need to be over the age of 21, have held a license for a minimum of 2 years, be a competent and confident driver and we will help with the rest. There is a 4×4 guide on each trip to guide you through the tough spots and assist you to improve your 4wd skills.

Yes! You will get to experience firsthand the complete Old Telegraph Track, Australia’s most iconic 4×4 Track! Followed by the Frenchman’s Track as well as the Bloomfield and 5 Beaches Tracks. If you are joining one of our 14-day programs you also get to take on The Old Coach Road.

The support vehicle is just that, a support vehicle driven by one of our 4×4 Guides. It carries spare parts, tyres, tools, extensive recovery gear, oils and lubricants, fridge and freezer, full kitchen, all the crockery and cutlery. Slightly more mechanically ‘beefed up’ then the Beasts and with front and rear winches, very handy to have around if a difficult recovery is required.

Our programs are fully inclusive – we aim to take away all the worry of planning and give you more time to kick back and enjoy your holiday. Please refer to our Inclusions list detailed with each Tours pricing.
Not much! Just mainly your personal belongings, spending money, daily snacks and drinks. If you are on one of our one way 9 day trips we haven’t included the flight to or from The Tip to Cairns as you may choose to extend and try your hand at fishing or visit the Torres Strait Island which means you can fly home from Horn Island. Talk to us about the many options available.
Our vehicles are covered for Third Party Property, Fire and Theft Insurance. Please refer to page 40-51 of the following: https://www.nrma.com.au/sites/nrma/files/nrma/policy_booklets/car_pds_0620_all.pdf

We highly recommend taking out Comprehensive Insurance to cover the following suggested but not limited to: personal belongings, cancellation, emergency evacuation, personal liability, death and disability. Please refer to our Booking Terms and conditions for more information.

Please contact us for further information.

No! we cover the cost of your fuel.
In the event of mechanical breakdown not caused by negligent driving Australian 4WD Adventurers will provide alternative transport for you to continue.
Our support vehicles carry Satellite phones in the event of Emergency and our Leaders are First Aid Trained. Comprehensive Insurance inclusive of Medical Cover and Emergency Evacuation is highly recommended.
Sure! As long as we can fit it in, just let us know what you would like to bring.
Your deposit is nonrefundable, but if you need to cancel prior to final payment, you can transfer your deposit to another Back Track operated tour, or because we are also a Travel Agency, your money can be used as a Travel Credit for any domestic or international travel. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, any cancelation after this time is 100% cancelation fee. Nil refund will also apply once tour has commenced. Please refer to our Booking Terms and Conditions for more information.
In these forever changing times, we will work through case by care for each departure impacted by Government border closures.

Our fully inclusive trips are all designed around our unique 4WD’s. We know we can look after these vehicles in remote areas with our support crew and gear.  BUT!!!  If you have a group just wanting the support of our guides and mechanics, we can definitely arrange something – just give us a call or drop us an email.

Our Beasts are comfortable with 3 adults, anymore and you may find yourselves a little too close!

We want you to have an awesome trip with space to spread out a little.

When we camp in the National Parks there is a toilet and sometimes a shower. At commercial campgrounds you will find a nice toilet and shower. Our bush camps are simply that for all facilities!
The commercial campgrounds we stay in have coin operated washing machines. You will have time to do your washing at the Tip on your free days.
Each Beast has facilities to carry 20 Litres of drinking quality water for your use. You will also have the chance to buy water in Cairns before departure and pop it in your fridge. There will be the chance to refill in some commercial campgrounds, alternatively you can buy bottled water from Roadhouses and shops along the way
We provide your main meals: Breakfast is a combination of continental and cooked. Lunch is a range of wraps and sandwiches. Dinner is a mix of camp oven dishes and BBQ’s.
Absolutely – just let us know your special requirements and we will do our best to accommodate.

We have a minimum of 6 people in 3 vehicles and a maximum of 12 people in 6 vehicles

BUT…. If you have a larger group just let us know.

You will just need to bring money for snacks and drinks and any souvenirs and Optional Tours – please refer to our website.
They all have EFTPOS facilities however the internet in these areas is unreliable. Its good to take come cash with you as a back up.
There is limited Telstra coverage only at Cooktown / Laura / Coen / Weipa and Bamaga. There is a public pay phone at Mt Molloy, Mt Carbine, Palmer River Roadhouse, Laura, Hann River Roadhouse, Musgrave Roadhouse, Coen, Archer River Roadhouse, Moreton Telegraph Station and the Jardine River Ferry. Remember to bring coins for these phones.
There will be USB chargers in the vehicles to charge throughout the day as you are travelling.

A lot of land in Cape York is Aboriginal Land where special rules and restrictions apply, not only in the communities, but throughout the whole shire.

You can check the following website for the latest updates: https://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/health-staying-active/alcohol-smoking-drugs/community-alcohol-restrictions

We also like to support all businesses in the Cape Region and buy as much as possible locally.

If you are on one of our longer 14 day or 16 day programs there is some free time when you get to the Tip. Whilst we are travelling throughout the Cape we ask everyone to stay as a group for safety reasons. Each vehicle comes with an awning, camping table and chairs for you to enjoy the surroundings and relax away from the group should you choose.
Absolutely! If fishing is your thing then it’s a MUST to throw in a line on a trip to the Cape. There is a chance to do half day, full day or overnight fishing tours from Bamaga. There will be a couple of chances along the way also at Weipa and Kalpowar National Park and Seisia Jetty.
There are a number of Optional Tours we can arrange for you from fishing, croc spotting, a trip to Thursday Island, Horn Island WWII history tours, Pearl Farm Tour or just relax and take in the serenity and incredible peaceful surrounds.

Should COVID-19 government border restrictions impact travel, you will receive a 100% credit for your tour booking.

Outside of these conditions, our normal booking terms and conditions apply.

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