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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland: Tickets, Tours, Address, Cape York Peninsula Reviews: 4.5/5

Cape York Peninsula
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Rose S
Brisbane, Australia105 contributions
Don't leave home until you've seen your own country!
May 2021
Difficult area to travel independently unless you are extremely well equipped. I booked a 4wd tour (small group) and benefited from their experience and knowledge all the way. We were the first group through after the wet and the road/track conditions were very challenging even to experienced 4wd drivers. Well worth doing for the experience and to see the variety of country and absorb the history.
Written May 26, 2021
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pockers95
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
18-Day Cape York trip with Tagalong Tours
Sep 2020
We had an unforgettable time up the Cape, led by our very knowledgeable guide John. Lots of stops along the way that we definitely would have missed had we not been with someone who knows the area so well. With John's advice at each creek crossing and dicey bit of track we were able to get heaps of fun 4WD experience without ever being unsafe, and his advice for car repairs when they cropped up was invaluable. The itinerary had something for everybody - 4WD-ing, fishing, history, wildlife, Indigenous culture, and some of the most beautiful swimming spots you'll ever see. I would absolutely recommend Tagalong Tours of Australia to anyone who really wants to experience the Cape!
Written November 5, 2020
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Larry C
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
North West Outback Safaris Australia offers a brilliant intro to Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands
Sep 2020
North West Outback Safaris offered a 15-day tour from Cairns that was reasonably priced and well organised and resourced (guidance, transport, food and lodging). Departure began with an introduction to my traveling companions and Terry our guide/driver. The six of us were comfortable in our 4-wheel drive and we enjoyed getting to know each other.

The first night, setting-up camp at a cattle station, we were given a sheet, pillow and towel and told to keep these. We were also given a tent, cot and mattress and instructed to turn these in when we break camp. I was pleased that all of this stuff was clean and without odour.

It took three days to drive to Seisia. Putting-up and taking-down camp, and getting on the road by 8.00am, was a push but we retired early after enjoying food and drink prepared by a chief (and frozen – plenty to eat and well-made).

We explored the northern tip and visited Roko, Thursday and Horn islands during our four nights in Seisia. Along the way we stopped to examine ancient aboriginal art, visit historic telegraph stations, explore national parks, swim at Fruit Bat Falls and walk to The Tip of the Australian continent.

The linchpin that makes such a trip a success is the guide/driver. Terry is so knowledgeable about the geography, wildlife, history, etc. He was very easy going but kept us on task. Terry is not the only guide/driver employed by NW Safaris but I sense that this tour company has a team of dedicated guides that make each trip memorable.
Written September 30, 2020
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aquadoc
Greater Sydney, Australia17 contributions
Cape York Peninsula with Tagalong Tours of Australia.
Aug 2020
This is a trip I had wanted to do for a long time but had reservations about doing it alone. I joined a great group of like-minded people and we had a ball. Having an excellent guide (John) with his local knowledge and vast 4wd experience makes all the difference and lets one relax and enjoy the trip in safety.
Thoroughly recommended!
Written September 30, 2020
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Tina Roe
4 contributions
One Ticked of the Bucket List
Sep 2020 • Couples
We have just completed our First ever Tagalong Tour to the Cape,firstly a huge Thankyou to John our Tour Guide also to the wonderful group of people that were in our Tour Group what a Fantastic trip John is full knowledge of the history in the areas we visited,so many beautiful places from the balancing Rock, Ford Museum through to the caves at Chilligo The Telegraph Track The beautiful Elliot falls The peace of resistance The Tip.Thank You for the fun and laughs had buy everyone.Also a huge thank you to Paul for organising such wonderful Tours will definitely be back to do another.we Highly recommend the Cape York Tour.From Patrick and Tina Roe
Written September 23, 2020
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Dianne W
2 contributions
Tagalong Tours Australia 18 day Cape York trip
Sep 2020
We have just finished an 18 day tour with Tagalong Tours Australia. This is a very special adventure. For anyone who wants to experience something totally unique take this tour. John the guide is amazing. His knowledge about all the areas we visited is exemplary. Johns professionalism is second to none.Could not have had a better person to lead us through this experience. His focus on safety is paramount without impeding the fun of this adventure. Standing on the northern most tip of our continent is a magical moment. You visit so many places not included in normal tours which gives you a glimpse into Australia’s history and it’s early pioneers journeys. Would highly recommend Tagalong Tours Australia to tick off that special bucket list Cape York trip.
Written September 23, 2020
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Adrian
New South Wales, Australia3 contributions
TAGALONG – TRIP TO THE TIP!
Aug 2020
TAGALONG – CAPE YORK

We have just returned from a fabulous 18 day 4-WD trip in August 2020 to the Tip via Old Telegraph Track with John from TAGALONG Tours. John looked after us all the way from car repairs and advice, to an amazing chocolate damper cooked on the campfire - to taking us through river crossings, and finding the best lunch and overnight spots. We were sometimes challenged, but always safe and thoroughly entertained. If you want some 4W driving, superb sunsets, beautiful rainforests, swimming below waterfalls, fresh crayfish in Seisia, champagne at the tip, and much, much more - take a trip with Cape York TAGALONG. You could fly to the Tip and back in a day from Cairns, but if you want explore a remote part of Australia, and enjoy lifetime experience, you have to drive there and see and feel and touch the Cape.
Written August 27, 2020
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Gail L
Sunshine Coast, Australia99 contributions
Bucket list trip
Aug 2019
Get out and get some dust under your skin! Discover true Australiana and admiration for those that live here all the time.
Navigating through creek beds, or grinding through bush tracks with white knuckles is all part of the fun. Then you find somewhere like Fruit Bat Falls to wash away the dust. Whilst we kept moving most days, it was nice to slow it down and stop for 3 or 4 days in one spot to get to really relax and know the land. Loved Coen, Punsand Bay and Siesia. We are not fishing folk but there's still lots to see and do. Check out the museum at Coen - the history of Toots. And enjoy a 'road kill' burger at the S-exchange hotel, Coen.
Whilst we didn't see any crocodiles on our trip, I'm sure they were watching us.
Respect our indigenous folk and hide any alcohol. Don't be an idiot and you will survive the trip of a life time during winter months only (due to rains in summer)
Written December 6, 2019
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Susanne
Lake Macquarie, Australia1 contribution
Cape York with Tagalong Tours Australia
Jul 2019
Cape York had been for us a bucket list adventure to do while we were young and able enough to enjoy this unique part of Australia. This tour did not disappoint........WHAT AN ADVENTURE!!!!!!!

From day one when we left Cairns in a convoy of nine 4WDs to our return 18 days later the tour lived up to our expectations. Our tour guide John, who had travelled the Cape 40 times before, was so knowlegeable as well as being a lovable character. John kept the intrigue of the challenge to conquer the Cape in perspective while at the same time being very considerate of the safety of all those on the tour. The 4WD aspect of the tour was awesome with John's constant attention to preserving the integrity of our vehicles.

Paul Stafford has put together a Cape York tour which we can highly recommend to those looking for a great Aussie adventure.
Written October 13, 2019
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Peter.
1 contribution
the good and bad
Jul 2019
Hi … Our tour guide was John … Very nice person is a wealth of info and very knowledgeable of cape York …...They put together a nice tour …….
HOW EVER …...when you hear cape York and 4wd ...the first thing I think of is the OTL (Old telegraph track) …..Well that's what I thought ……. If you like old mine sites and history and gravel roads with no excitement or track challenge well this is for you ….Everyone has their own idea of what gets them up in the morning …. this was not mine …. So to be fair I thought this would be a 4wd dream run to the cape .. I chose wrongly and did not really do a lot of research into this tour …… We did not do a lot of the OTL because of other 4wders not equipped (NOT FAIR)sufficiently for the OTL ... So my story to this is choose carefully. Make sure it suits you. Then you won't have little days of 4wding
Written September 16, 2019
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