Touring May - October, 2023
Touring May - October, 2023
Our Cape York & Gulf Savannah tours are simply…the best in Australia & backed by our 5-star rating on Google! We prioritise learning about and immersing in Aboriginal culture. With ecologist guides, we have a strong focus on wildlife & nature. We are passionate about the environment and do our best to protect it and pass on our knowledge. We have exceptional food and quality gear. Our tours are camping orientated to enrich your connection to country and experience in the bush.
We are wildly excited with the tours we’ve created for 2023 & we can’t wait to share the adventure with you! We aim to make our tours accessible for everyone & we are senior friendly! Choose your destination below and go on your next adventure with us!
Cockatours owner, Rossy, grew up in Cape York learning about culture. We pass on our knowledge, immerse in culture, and link in with our friends who provide authentic cultural experiences!
From Cape York to Kakadu, there are a wild array of animals and plants to be discovered! Our guides are ecologists, passionate about nature & love seeing it just as much as you!
We pride ourselves on our secret and private locations! We have built amazing relationships across the north over many years and camp at some of the most stunning locations!
Whether it’s a Sunset BBQ at the Tip of Australia, specialty meal around the fire, or pizzas overlooking the red cliffs at Burrungkuy (Nourlangie Rock), we’ll have you drooling!
This is a once in a lifetime trip (Cape York). Our guides, Joe and Kody, were amazing and made our group feel safe as well as inspired by what we were experiencing. Despite the challenges of remoteness, the food was nutritious, fresh and delicious and as a vegetarian, I was catered for beautifully. Cockatours is about really appreciating where you are, culturally and environmentally, and we had experiences I will remember forever and share with others. Can’t recommend this company and it’s touring philosophy highly enough. Love your work Cockatours!!
The Gulf Savannah tour with Cockatours was truly an amazing adventure. The itinerary was well-paced and diverse; we saw so many beautiful places and had the best experiences. There were so, so many highlights. I loved the magical sunset dinner cruise, lots of swimming opportunities, aboriginal cultural experiences, air boating, kayaking through gorges, ancient rock art sites, plus an exciting day at Matt Wright’s Safari Camp, just to name a few. It’s a perfect mix of cultural and active inclusions. The large 4WD truck was comfortable and well-equipped, easily covering this vast and rugged wilderness. I found the tents were easy to manage and the bedding was comfortable. The group was small; we had lots of laughs and friendships, and everyone pitches in to help with the chores. The meals are varied, healthy and delicious. The only downside, you will put on weight! Rossy, our guide, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Through him, we gained an insight of the geology, flora, incredible wildlife and fascinating termite mounds unique to this part of Australia. It was great value, would highly recommend and I can’t wait to do another tour with Cockatours!
Cockatours Gulf-Savannah trip (May 2022) was packed with wonderful experiences, stunning landscapes, wildlife and rare plants, learning about Indigenous Australian culture and the natural environment of northern Australia. I loved all the opportunities for hiking, swimming and kayaking in fabulous places. Even boat trips and scenic flights were included, truly exceptional value. Each night was down-to-earth camping under the stars, close to nature, well organised with good food and friendly companionship among like-minded travellers. Huge thanks to Rossy, Joe and Kerrie for the BEST EVER camping-exploring holiday!
Up there with the best travel experience I’ve ever had. Earlier in 2022 a friend and I were lucky enough to finally travel on the Cockatours Cape York camping trip ( this being our third year booked but Covid and border closures got in the way ) . The tour took us to places we’d never had gone on our own and helped us see The Cape through the eyes of three passionate staff – Rossy ,Joe and Cody. The camping was challenging for someone like myself who usually stays in air bnb’s but I can honestly say I don’t think I’d have felt as close to the country and the history of the Cape if we’d done it in any other way. The camping itself , the campfire food , the little nooks and river banks we had the opportunity to camp on all contributed to the sense of really experiencing the isolation and beauty of Cape York in “close-up “ and detail. Rossy and Joe were incredibly knowledgeable about the flora the fauna , the landforms, the people and the the history of the land we travelled through. We stopped the bus in the dark and watched Joe catch and release snakes all the while giving us a biology lesson , we were lucky enough to experience a welcome to country smoking ceremony on a sandy riverbank , we listened to stories of a life lived on the Cape from Rossy – an avid environmentalist and brilliant educator , we ate a campfire dinner while perched on camp chairs on a roadside knoll while we watched the sun go down across termite mounds on the plains of Lakefield National Park , we met new friends around the campfire and we ate wonderful food prepared by Cody . The memories are incredible and won’t be easily forgotten.