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Cape York History

By |2020-11-20T13:43:35+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For 60,000 years aboriginal tribal groups have roamed the broad savannah and pristine coastal regions of Cape York Peninsula.

Cape York Geography

By |2020-11-20T13:43:27+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The prominent, wedge-shaped Cape York Peninsula, thrusts up towards New Guinea. It was the last region of Australia to be developed.

Cape York Climate

By |2020-11-20T13:30:37+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cooktown at the base of the peninsula has an average daily maximum temperature that ranges from 25°C in June to 32°C in February.

Camping Permits

By |2020-11-20T13:30:26+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

To camp at Lakefield, Iron Range or Jardine River national parks you need to obtain access permits from the ranger stations.

Travelling Routes

By |2020-11-20T13:30:14+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ‘Trip to the Tip’ starts from Cairns with two options. Take the winding coastal road through Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation to Cooktown

Self-Drive Trips

By |2020-11-20T13:30:08+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hundreds of 4WD enthusiasts set off from Cairns and Cooktown for the long trek to Cape York. It is one of Australia’s classic adventure.

Lakefield National Park

By |2020-11-20T13:31:17+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Cape’s most accessible wilderness reserve has enough variety and interest in its 50,000 sq.km of savannah and fertile riverine flats.

Thursday Island

By |2020-11-20T13:31:38+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A short ferry ride from Seisia, near the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula, takes you to a totally unique & fascinating multicultural world.

Cape York Peninsula

By |2020-11-20T13:25:28+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The great tapering Cape York Peninsula thrusts into Torres Strait, enclosing the vast brown mudflats of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Flora & Fauna

By |2020-11-20T13:34:25+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Flora and Fauna the most spectacular examples are the dense rainforests of the Jardine River and Iron Range national parks.

Iron Range National Park

By |2020-11-20T13:30:55+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Access to the Iron Range Park is via a branch road north of Archer River, running east for 155km to the Lockhart River & Portland Roads.

Historic Cooktown

By |2020-11-20T13:25:40+13:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Cape York Peninsula|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Settlement of Cooktown is nestled on the banks of the Endeavour River, at precisely the spot where Captain James Cook came ashore in 1770.

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