The first of its kind, this itinerary is top shelf! This private tour perfectly blends cultural experiences with wildlife spotting and unique history. We go the extra mile to make this one unforgettable!
Private tours offer a flexibility that will make your trip with friends and family one to reminisce over for years. This tour visits some of the best AND most hard to reach places in a short amount of time. To make it more memorable, we have selected some truly rare places that many other tours don’t visit.
We will spend our time looking for wildlife, whether that be birds, reptiles, mammals, insects or other! You will get to observe animal behaviour up close, while disconnecting and listening to the sounds of the bush. There will be countless opportunities to photograph our wonderful fauna and flora.
In a small group it will be much easier to spot and observe wildlife up close!
Starting from Cairns, you will first head north through “the most extraordinary place on Earth” according to Sir David Attenborough! You will visit a new cultural experience nestled amongst inredible natural beauty where you will have an authentic ‘Welcome to Country’. We then pass through the bottom of ‘Queensland’s Kakadu’, aka Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, a massive wetland ecosystem host to exceptional birdlife!
We spend two nights in Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) NP, an isolated rainforest mountain range. Here we will find some of the most evolutionary-unique wildlife that Australia has to offer!
We then head north, visiting the stunning Fruit Bat Falls on the way to Pajinka. In the last two days, you explore The Tip of Australia and some surrounding islands by car, boat and helicopter.
Cape York is Australia’s last frontier. It is remote, wild and wonderful! With this however, comes certain challenges and realities outside the norm. We must adjust our expectations for these regions.
Cape York has limited infrastructure, however it is being improved on. Roads, dust and traffic can be bad. Toilet availability may be sporadic. Accommodation is limited and books out fast. In this remote region, please don’t expect exceptional luxury in your accommodation. Rather, expect modest comfort, kind people and great places and experiences.
Cockatours is a family-owned business who aim to create unforgettable experiences for everyone. We would love to share our experience and knowledge of the remote top end of Australia with you and show you places, experiences and wildlife you never thought existed! We run smaller tours with a maximum of 15 (Isuzu) or 19 (MAN) people so it still feels private and we expect everyone to be friendly, considerate and work together as a team to create a positive experience for all.
As a small business, we have the ability to be flexible and use this as an advantage for creating great experiences and adventures. Tours are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, unexpected circumstances and the guide’s decision to best suit the group.
If you decide to join us on an adventure, please note the following:
We have provided a handy camping checklist for you to help with your preparations. This list was built from suggestions from past clients!