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GENERAL TOUR OPERTORS, TAG-ALONGS AND THE LIKE - CAPE YORK



The 12th edtiion of our Cape York guidebook lists comprehensively the ocal operators and all services, along with camping and accommodation available throughout the Cape.
The following information is more general in detail and lists other operators/guides/services who are based in Cairns or further afield and who run trips (or incorporate trips) to the Cape.

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General Tour Operators: 4WD Vehicle & 4WD Coach Tours
Vehicle Guiding Services
Hire 4WD/4WD Campervans
Motorbike Adventures
Guided Tours,Walks, Bicycling & Camps
Passenger/Vehicle Shipping
Holiday Lodge Type Accommodation & Camping
Station Properties - Accommodation & Camping
Special Interest Tours
Train Travel
Information Centres, Booking Centres & Web Sites
Special Interest Groups & Web Sites
Flying Around the Cape

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GENERAL TOUR OPERTORS

4WD VEHICLE & 4WD COACH TOURS

Bishops Adventures
Ph: (02) 4446 1125
Web: www.bishopsadventures.com.au

 

cape york tours 4wd tours cape yorkCape York Tour
Ph: (07) 4039 9211, toll free: 1800 994 620
Web:  www.capeyorktour.com

 

captain billy's wilderness adventures 4wd tours cape york

Capt Billy’s Wilderness Adventures
Ph: (07) 4051 6463, toll free: 1800 663 039
Web: www.captainbilly.com.au

 

 

D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours
Ph: (07) 4098 9180
Web: www.darcyofdaintree.com.au/

 

heritage tours 4wd tours cape yorkHeritage 4WD Tours
Ph: (07) 4054 7750, toll free: 1800 775 533
Web: www.heritagetours.com.au

 

 

northwest aust safaris cape yorkNorthWest Aust Safaris
Ph: (07) 4094 2000
Web:  www.northwest-australian-safaris.com.au

oz tours cape yorkOz Tours
Ph: (07) 4055 9535, toll free: 1800 079 006
Web: www.oztours.com.au

 

Perentie Tours
Ph: 0409 984 938
Web: www.perentietours.com/contact-perentie-tours

 

Western Cape Eco Tours
Ph: 0411 280 012 or 0417 658 897
Web: www.westerncapeecotours.com.au

wilderness chappenge savannah guide cape yorkWilderness Challenge – Savannah Guide
Ph: (07) 4035 4488,  toll free: 1800 354 486
Web: www.wilderness-challenge.com.au/

 

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VEHICLE GUIDING SERVICES

Guiding Services or tag-along tours, are a very popular way of exploring Cape York.

 

australian advanced 4wd driver tours tag along 4wd tours cape yorkAustralian Advanced 4wd Driver Tours
Ph: (07) 3264 1877
Web: www.australian4wd.com.au

 

 

Cape York Connections
Peter & Michelle Ikin,  ph: (08) 9937 2918
Web: www.capeyorkconnections.com


Vic Widman Great Divide Tours 4wd tours tag along cape yorkGreat Divide Tours
Ph: (02) 9913 1395
Web: www.greatdividetours.com.au

 

guides to adventure cape york 4wd tag along toursGuides to Adventure
Ph: (07) 4091 1978
Web: www.guidestoadventure.com.au

 

 

Olsen's Tours and Training
Ph: (07) 4789 3289
Web: www.djolsen.com/index.html

 

 

oz tours cape yorkOz Tours
Ph: (07) 4055 9535, Freecall: 1800 079 006
Web: www.oztours.com.au

 

Tagalong Tours of Australia
Ph: (07) 4057 4096
Web: www.tagalongtours.com.au/


tag along tours broome 4wd tag along cape yorkTag Along Tours Broome
Ph: 0429 996 372
Web:  www.tagalongbroome.com

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hire 4wd cape yorkHIRE 4WD/4WD CAMPERVANS

There are quite a number of car hire companies based in the major town centres of Cape York and these have been listed under the facilities of each town in the appropriate chapter in the guidebook.

 

 

 

Avis rent a car rent a 4wd hire 4wd hire vehicle cape yorkAvis Cairns
Ph: (07) 4051 5911  – hires 4WDs which can be taken as far as Cooktown.
Web: www.avis.com.au

 

britz australia rentals cairns cape york 4wd hire vehicle Britz Australia Rentals - Cairns
Ph: (07) 4032 2611
Web: www.britz.com.au



cape york tours 4wd tours cape yorkCape York Tour
Ph: (07) 4039 9211, toll free: 1800 994 620,
Web:  www.capeyorktour.com

 

sargent wheel drive hire cairns 4wd vehicle hire cape yorkSargent Four Wheel Drive Hire - Cairns
Ph: (07) 4032 3094
Web: www.sargent.com.au

 

Top End Camper Trailer Rentals
Ph: (07) 4053 4795
Web: www.hirecampertrailer.com.au

 

weipa rent a car cape york hire 4wd vehicleWeipa Rent-a-Car & 4WD
Ph: (07) 4069 7311
Web: www.weiparentacar.com.au/

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cape york motorcycle hire tours cape yorkMOTOR BIKE ADVENTURES

ama australian motorcycle adventures motorcycle guided tours cape york hire motor cyclesAustralian Motorcycle Adventures (AMA)
Ph: (07) 3855 3542. Also hire available.
Web: www.austmcycleadventures.com

 



 

bike tours australia motorcycle tours guided tours cape yorkBike Tours Australia
Ph: (03) 5472 2371
Web: www.biketours.com.au/


cape york motorcycle adventures motorcycle tours cape yorkCape York Motorcycle Adventures
Ph: (07) 4059 0220
Web: www.capeyorkmotorcycles.com.au/


fair dinkum bike tours motorcyle tours cape yorkFair Dinkum Bike Tours
Ph: (07) 4031 0540
Web: www.fairdinkumbiketours.com.au

 


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GUIDED TOURS, WALKS, BICYCLING & CAMPS

 

Jowalbinna Rock Art Safari Camp
Ph: 07 4060 3236
Web: http://www.jowalbinna.com.au/

 

quinkan and regional cultural centre guided walks jowalbinna aboriginal rock art cape yorkQuinkan & Regional Cultural Centre
Ph: 07 4060 3457
Web: http://www.quinkancc.com.au/site/rockart/

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seisia jetty sea swift vehicle passenger shippingPASSENGER/VEHICLE SHIPPING

sea swift shipping cape york passenger vehicle shippingSea Swift
Ph: (07) 4035 1234
Web: www.seaswift.com.au

 

 

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mungumby lodge accommodation cape yorkHOLIDAY LODGE TYPE ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING

 


barradise lodge accommodation cooktown cape york fishingBarradise Lodge
Ph:  (07) 4069 5005
Web:  www.barradise.com

bloomfield rainforest lodge accommodation cape yorkBloomfield Rainforest Lodge
Ph:  (07) 4035 9166
Web:  www.bloomfieldlodge.com.au

 

haggerstone island guest house accommodation cape yorkHaggerstone Island Guest House
Ph:  (07) 4060 3399
Web:  www.haggerstoneisland.com

home rule rainforest lodge cape york accommodationHome Rule Rainforest Lodge
Ph:  (07) 4060 3925
Web: http://www.home-rule.com.au/

 

mungumby lodge bush retreat cooktown cape york accommodationMungumby Lodge Bush Retreat
Ph:  (07) 4060 3158
Web:  www.mungumby.com

punsand bay safari and fishing lodge accommodation camping fishingPunsand Bay Safari & Fishing Lodge
Ph:  (07) 4069 1722
Web:  www.punsand.com.au

 

 

tyrconnell outback experience accommodation camping gold mineTyrconnell Outback Experience & Gold Mine
Ph: (07) 4093 5177 (Dimbulah)
Web: http://www.tyrconnell.com.au/


 

undara lava tubes accommodation campingUndara Experience
Ph:  (07) 4097 1900
Web:  www.undara.com.au

 

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cape york station accommodation camping alkoomie stationSTATION PROPERTIES – ACCOMMODATION & CAMPING


 

 

 

alkoomie station luxury station station stay accommodation campingAlkoomie Station
Ph: (07) 4069 5463
Web: www.alkoomie.com.au

 

 

Bramwell Station
Ph: (07) 4060 3300
Web: www.bramwellstationcapeyork.com.au/

 

Emu Creek Outback Holiday Station - Dimbulah
Ph: (07) 4094 8313
Web: http://austfarmtourism.com/index.php, or http://travelnq.com/emu-creek/

 

hazelmere farmstay cooktown accommodationHazelmere Farmstay - Cooktown
Ph: (07) 4069 5466
Web: http://www.tourismcapeyork.com/accommodation/cooktown/hazelmere-farmstay/




merluna cattle station weipa cape york accommodation campingMerluna Station
Ph:  (07) 4060 3209
Web: www.merlunastation.com.au/

 


strathburn cattle station accommodation camping pig hunting fishing birdwatchingStrathburn Station
Ph: on (07) 4060 3220
Web: http://www.strathburnsafaris.com.au/

 

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SPECIAL INTEREST

 

chillago caving club chillagoeChillagoe Caving Club
Web: www.chillagoecavingclub.org.au

 



kirrama wildlife tours birdwatching birding tours cape york ornithologist Klaus UhlenhutKirrama Wildlife Tours (birdwatching and birding tours)
Ph: (07) 4065 5181
Web: www.kirrama.com.au

 

savannah guides cape york Savannah Guides is a network of professional tour guides with a collective in-depth knowledge of the natural and cultural assets of the tropical savannahs of northern Australia, north Queensland, Northern Territory and the Kimberley region of Western Australia.Savannah Guides
Ph: (07) 4062 1057
Web: www.savannah-guides.com.au/

 

 

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gulflander train normanton croydonTRAIN TRAVEL

 

 

 

 

Queensland Rail Traveltrain
Queensland Rail ph: 1800 872 467
Web: www.queenslandrailtravel.com.au/


A half-day journey, The Gulflander often stops for an impromptu morning tea supplied by the locals and for photo opportunities at Norman River Bridge.   Head off on your Outback Rail Adventure from Nowhere to Nowhere aboard the Gulflander, also fondly known to the locals as the Red Rattler. Travelling from Normanton to Croydon, a distance of 152 kilometres, through some of the most remote and inaccessible countryside on the Queensland map, you will experience the amazing outback diversity from Wetlands and Grasslands to arid Savannah country. Keep an eye out for native Australian Wildlife quenching their thirst at the waterholes. This is old gold territory with a history to match the incredible terrain. Opened in 1891 to join Normanton to the teeming Croydon goldfields, the line has never been linked to the main Queensland Rail network. cape york normanton croydonThe Gulflander - Normanton / Croydon
Ph: (07) 4036 9333
Web: http://thegulflander.com.au/default.asp


The Savannahlander is a train journey which begins in Cairns  , Australia. It is one of the great rail experiences of the world as it rattles its way from the coast, up the scenic Kuranda Range (the Kuranda scenic railway) including stops at Barron Falls and Stoney Creek, through World Heritage listed rainforests to Kuranda. It then continues on through the agricultural areas of the Atherton Tablelands then into the Gulf Savannah region - to "outback" Australia. The Savannahlander is not only a unique train trip but a great way to see the Chillagoe Caves , Cobbold Gorge and the Undara Lava Tubes.The Savannahlander - Karunda / Mareeba / Dimbulah / Almaden / Chillagoe
Ph: 1800 793 848 or (07) 4053 6848
Web: http://www.savannahlander.com.au/

 

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INFORMATION CENTRES, BOOKINGS, Web sites

The major centres in the Cape specialise in local knowledge and can help travellers with all local & Cape York tour packages & accommodation.

Cairns Visitor Information Centre  Cairns Tours - Cairns Diving, Cairns Snorkelling, Cairns Liveaboards, Cairns Learn to Dive Courses, Cairns Rainforest Tours, Cairns Air Tours, Cairns Sailing Tours, Cairns Extreme Tours, Cairns Fishing and Great Barrier Reef Yacht Charters  Welcome to the Cairns Visitor CentreCairns Visitor Information and Booking Centre
Ph: (07) 4031 0784
Web: www.cairnsvisitorcentre.com/

Cooktown & Cape York Peninsula
For all your tours, transport, accommodation, station stays, farm stays, B&Bs, Guest Houses, etc.
Web: http://www.cooktownandcapeyork.com/

 

Queensland has much to offer the road traveller.  Caravans, motorhomes, campervans, camper trailers and their many derivatives plus camping are the great Australian holiday choices and certainly the best way to see the vast state of Queensland.  Caravan Holiday Parks offer a wide range of facilities in relaxing, affordable, secure locations. caravanning queenslandCaravanning Queensland
Ph: (07) 3862 1833
Web: www.caravanqld.com.au/

 

 

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at the world's largest living coral reef aquarium. reef headquarters great barrier reef toursGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park – Reef Headquarters
Ph: (07) 4750 0800
 Web: www.reefhq.com.au/

 

 

The Gulf Savannah offers the visitor mile upon mile of bushland and wide open spaces, spectacular flora and fauna, changing landscapes, World Heritage fossil fields, historic towns, aboriginal rock art, gemstones and gold. It has some of the best fishing in the world and the natural phenomena of meandering river systems, hot springs, lava tubes and deep gorges full of wildlifeGulf Savannah Development / Tourism Gulf Savannah
Ph: (07) 4031 1631
Web: www.gulf-savannah.com.au

 

 

Karumba Visitor Information Centre & Library
Ph: (07) 4747 7522
Web: www.carpentaria.qld.gov.au/karumba-library/vic

 

Normanton Visitor Information Centre & Library
Ph: (07) 4747 8444
Web: www.carpentaria.qld.gov.au/normanton-library


The AATTC (Australian Association of TimeTable Collectors) is an organisation for anyone interested in the study of transport timetables, schedules, maps and associated literature. Queensland country regional bus trains timetables cairns cooktown normanton chillagoeQueensland Country & Regional Bus/Trains
Web: www.aattc.org.au/qcountry.htm



cape york Welcome to the official trade and media website for tourism in Queensland  This site features news and media assistance, business tools, industry information and development strategies.Tourism Queensland
Ph:  (07) 3535 3535
Web: www.tq.com.au/

 

 

Welcome to the official website of Nature's Theme Park. The only place on earth where the world heritage listed Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef!  Here you’ll find everything you need to design your perfect Tropical North Queensland holiday in the Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region. cape york toursCairns & Tropical North Information Centre
Ph:  (07) 4051 3588
Web:  www.cairnsgreatbarrierreef.org.au

 

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SPECIAL GROUPS & WEB SITES

Information for Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including information about family history, community and health services, funding, local events and stories cape yorkDept of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
Ph:  13 13 04
Web: http://www.datsima.qld.gov.au/



Welcome to CAFNEC, the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre– the peak regional environment group for Far North Queensland. This website is packed full of information and resources – if you are a new user of this site the menu bar above provides links to the different areas of the site.  Our mission as an organisation is to ensure the unique and special natural heritage of Far North Queensland is protected cape yorkCairns & Far North Environment Centre
Ph: (07) 4032 1746.
Web: www.cafnec.org.au

 


Australia’s environment, natural icons and productive land are central to our national identity. Much of our nation’s wealth comes from our environment through agriculture, mining and tourism.  Caring for our Country is the way the Australian Government funds environmental management of our natural resources. Caring for our Country supports communities, farmers and other land managers protect Australia’s natural environment and sustainably produce food and fibre.Caring for our Country - Cape York Projects
Ph:  1800 552 008
Web: www.nrm.gov.au/projects/qld/cyrk/index.html

CYSFCYSF - Cape York Sustainable Futures (previously Cape York Peninsula Development Association)
Ph: (07) 4053 2856
Web: www.CYSF.com.au/

Dept. of Natural Resources and MinesDept. of Natural Resources and Mines
Ph: 13 74 68, Gems & Fossicking.
Web: http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mining/fossicking

Dept. of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and RacingDept. of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
Ph: 13 13 04.
Web: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is the principal adviser to the Australian Government on the control, care and development of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Ph: (07) 4057 0700
Web: www.gbrmpa.gov.au/

 

MILITARY AIRCRAFT CRASHES IN THE REST OF NORTH QUEENSLAND DURING WW2 YEARS  Crashes, mishaps, prangs, crash landings and missing aircraft cape yorkPeter Dunn's Australia@War
Military Aircraft Crashes – Nth Qld

Web: http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/ronqld.htm


Cape York is one of the last great wild places on Earth. Like the Congo, the Serengeti and the Amazon, it deserves the highest protection possible. It is an extraordinary environment with seamless transitions between mangroves, tropical rainforests, savannahs, wetlands - and bountiful coasts and seas. Bounded by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage areas, it is half the size of Britain, and nearly as big as the entire state of Victoria. cape yorkThe Wilderness Society - Cape York Peninsula
Ph: (03) 6231 6533, toll freee: 1800 030 641
Web: www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/cape-york

Queensland is fortunate to retain many of Australia's last wild rivers. Free of dams and the typical pollution from intensive agriculture, these free-flowing rivers must be protected for future generations.  Thanks to your support, nine spectacular river basins are now protected under Queensland's groundbreaking Wild Rivers legislation and 20 of 100 Indigenous Wild River Rangers promised by the Government are now employed. cape york wild riversThe Wilderness Society - Wild Rivers
Ph: (03) 6231 6533, toll freee: 1800 030 641
Web: www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/cape-york


The Wet Tropics Management Authority is charged with managing the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area according to Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention. In 1990 the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments agreed on a framework to manage the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. They decided to establish a small Cairns-based agency which would be responsible for managing the Wet Tropics according to Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention. cape yorkWet Tropics Management Authority
Ph: (07) 4052 0555
Web: www.wettropics.gov.au/

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flying around cape yorkFLYING AROUND THE CAPE



 For friendly, fast, efficient air transport and the best rates in the straits, fly the torres flag and fly with us at Cape Air Transport  Cape Air Transport has all weather, twin and single engine aircraft servicing all the islands of the Torres Strait. cape yorkCape Air Transport
 Ph: (07) 4090 3661
Web:  www.cape-air-transport.com/



daintree air services scenic reef flight lizard island day tour great barrier reef cape york cooktownDaintree Air Services
Ph: (07) 4034 9300
Web: www.daintreeair.com.au/

NQAC has a range of scenic flights that take in breathtaking destinations including the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island, Cooktown, and inland destinations, ranging from half hour joy flights to full day trips. cape york north queensland aero clubNorth Queensland Aero Club
Ph: (07) 4035 9438,
Web: www.nqaeroclub.com.au


qantas link air flights fly cape york weipa bamaga horn islandQantasLink
Ph: 13 13 13
Web:  http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/qantaslink/global/en


Sweers Island, Burketown or Karumba burketown fishing scenic flightsSavannah Aviation, Normanton
Ph: (07) 4745 1681
Web: www.savannah-aviation.com/



Skytrans provides scheduled service flights to Cairns, Lockhart River, Aurukun, Coen, Cooktown, Palm Island, Townsville, Bamaga, Edward River, Kowanyama, Normanton, Gununa, Burketown, Doomadgee, Mt Isa, Boulia, Bedourie, Birdsville, Windorah, Quilpie, Charleville, Brisbane, Toowoomba, St George, Cunnamulla and Thargomindah. We pride ourselves in providing professional aviation services to some of the most remote parts of Australia skytrans airlines flights cape yorkSkytrans, Cairns
Ph: (07) 4040 6700, toll free 1300 759 872
Web:  www.skytrans.com.au

 

West Wing Avi We fly to most areas of the Cape and Western Queensland, delivering goods and passengers to remote locations. While priority is given to the rural residents, their mail and freight, we are happy to take visitors on these when seats are available. All our aircraft are flown by highly experienced pilots. ation is regional Queensland’s leading General Charter operator.  Our commitment to providing the highest level of safety and our sharp focus on efficient service has proven to be a winning formula amongst our growing client base. From private business charters, to remote mail runs, to regional passenger transport, we have coastal Queensland, outback Queensland and the Torres Straights covered. West Wing Aviation
Ph: (07) 4035 9082 (Cairns); (07) 1300 9378 9464 (Torres Strait)
Web: http://www.westwing.com.au/

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