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Cape York. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Cape York Peninsula

Travelling the wild north

Experience the magic of one of Australia’s ‘last frontiers’ on a 4WD wilderness journey. This is true adventure territory, so prepare for the trip of a lifetime as you explore the space and legend of Cape York. On your way to the ‘tip’ of Australia, you may come across big crocs (remember to be croc-wise!), dusty bone-jarring roads and sunsets that will simply blow you away. Travel past untouched coastlines, termite-mound dotted plains and wild rivers, and through vast wetlands and tropical rainforests. Soak up the significance of sacred Aboriginal sites and connect with Indigenous culture. Then bask in the pride of standing at the true ‘Top End’ of Australia.

Find out more about the best way to explore Cape York.

Location and getting there

340km–900km N of Cairns. Access from Cairns is via Cooktown or Laura, and along the Peninsula Developmental Road, Telegraph Road and several access and bypass roads.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

Each park has different visitor facilities and opportunities. Refer to the NPRSR website for further information.