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Tour 5: Cape York – Fair Dinkum 15-Dayer

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13-27 August, 2021
Tour Details
Tour 5: 13-27 August, 2021

This Cape York camping tour is a 15-day (increased from previous 14-days) camping safari starting from Cairns, taking you to the northern-most tip of Australia! Enjoy two weeks of camping, fishing, relaxing, exploring the outback, observing rare wildlife and learning the unique culture and history of Cape York. 

This year’s tours have improved tenfold from our 2020 itinerary with many exciting new tours and activities, with a few special tweaks by Rossy, based on his experience as an Ecologist and local in Cape York. We head up inland and make our way back home through the coastal roads of the Daintree & Cape Tribulation.

You will visit the most iconic, well-known places of Cape York including a full-day experience of Thursday Island with Peddells (includes Ferry ride over plus Air-conditioned Bus Tour), a night in Coen to witness one of Cape York’s best Aboriginal dance teams, jump on a boat tour to spot crocs and birds with Western Cape Eco Tours in Weipa, swim in the most refreshing waters at the beautiful Fruit Bat Falls and of course, to top off your adventure, celebrate reaching the tip with our unforgettable true blue sunset sausage sizzle at the Tip of Australia!

On the way home we wind our way through the Wet Tropics of the Daintree & Cape Tribulation!  Described by Sir David Attenborough as “the most extraordinary place on Earth”, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest. A landscape so biodiverse, this ancient forest is a living breathing window into the past, where you’ll find flora and fauna over 100 million years in the making.

Ensure to read each itinerary to choose the perfect Cape York Safari for you. Remember we are limited to 15 seats and WE SELL OUT every year!

All itineraries are subject to change due to unexpected conditions, circumstances or driver’s decision based on what is best for the group.

overview of cape york tour

Departure & Return Locations

Cairns

Price Includes
  • Tented accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner *see itinerary for BYO (Buy Your Own) meals
  • Sleeping equipment (tall tent, quality foam mattress, sheets/blanket, pillow)
  • Additional tours & expeditions *see itinerary
  • All entrance fees to National Parks, Ferry's & Caravan parks
  • Unrivalled experience of Cape York
Highlights
What to expect

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 15 people so it still feels private and we expect everyone to be friendly, kind 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 roads, conditions and the guide’s decision to best suit the group. 

If you decide to join us on an adventure please note the following:

  • be prepared for true bush camps; some have no facilities – we have a bush toilet and shower for these occasions
  • tented accommodation; easy peasy to erect!
  • team work; everyone helps clean, cook, pack & set up
  • we offer camping meals to suit large groups - our meals are raved about!
  • we have limited access to stores/shops
  • we have a great reputation to uphold and endeavour to provide an amazing tour every time!
Prices

$3,190 inc GST/pp

Standard booking

  • Has there been a rise in tour price?
  • Yes, there has. In previous years we have been operating at a bare bones level to build our reputation and establish Cockatours as the best experience you can have in Cape York. Unfortunately, due to registering for tax, supplier price increases, vehicle maintenance due to road conditions and recently added extra tours, we have had to increase our price. Our goal is to still have these tours affordable for everyone and we take steps to keep prices down, like encouraging word of mouth marketing rather than paying for ads and huge commissions.
  • A portion of each ticket sale also goes towards providing free half-day tours for those at need in Cairns. This covers groups with mental or physical disability, veterans and other at-risk groups.
Your Guides
  • Your driver and guide is none other than Cockatours owner, Rossy. Rossy is an ecologist, photographer & speaker. He grew up in Bamaga (the Tip) and has lived & worked in Cape York for several years running feral pig & sea turtle projects with Indigenous Ranger groups. His connections & relationships throughout the Cape will make your tour that little bit more special and you will see it first hand throughout the tour! You can read more about him in our 'About Us' section.
  • In 2020, we are bringing on a professional chef, Courtney, otherwise known as 'Jeff' (the Chef)! We were already known for our amazing meals, but Courtney has turned it up a level with her phenomenal cooking skills! She came on a tour with us in 2019 and was so well received by our clients we had to bring her back! You will see her on our Cape York tours in 2020. She has an awesome personality, loves a laugh and has adventure running through her veins!
Cape York Guides at the tip
Courtney & Rossy
Itinerary
All itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, unexpected circumstances or driver's decision based on what is best for the group.

Please see the itinerary overview at the top of this page.  A detailed itinerary will be sent through after booking.

The Truck
Cockatours tour bus and trailer
Tour Truck at Camp with people relaxing

Our 18-seater tour truck, Zeus, takes us on all our adventures. He is equipped with very comfortable seating perfect for off-road driving, a sound system with microphones for those who love karaoke and plenty of storage. The air-conditioning works extremely well and the tinted windows in the cab help keep the glare & heat out! Our trailer is our portable kitchen with even more storage which is perfect for any event; short/long term camping trips, weekend getaways, the list goes on!  There’s even a large awning for those rare rainy days! 

On camping tours, we take a maximum of 15 people and there is an esky for clients in the trailer for your own snacks and drinks!

FAQ's

We highly suggest reading through our Frequently Asked Questions before sending through an enquiry or making a booking. 

Click here to visit our FAQs page.