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Cape York / Cape York Peninsula - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Ayton
• Bamaga
• Cairns
• Cape Tribulation
• Cedar Bay NP
• Cooktown
• Daintree
• Daintree NP
• Lakefield National Park
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Regions:
• Great Barrier Reef
• Torres Strait
• Wet Tropics

Located in the far northern part of Queensland, Cape York is a wilderness area of contrasts, with abundant water systems, that include rivers, creeks and waterfalls. There is wild untamed bushland, rainforest areas, great beaches, and stretches of long dusty roads. Cape York will offer many surprises, from it's natural beauty, it's history, and the friendliness of the people of the Torres Strait.

With a distance of 1,000 km from Cairns to the northern tip of Australia, on the east side of the peninsula (from Cairns to Cooktown) you will meet steep mountains covered in rainforest, that meets the ocean of the Coral Sea. Further north the country becomes drier, with large granite and sandstone areas. The coastline stretches for hundreds of km, met by winds sweeping the beaches and you can see eroded cliffs sculptured into fabulous shapes.

Strangler FigTo the west, rivers flow and emerge into the mangroves, where they join the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

There are two seasons on Cape York Peninsula, known as the “wet” and the “dry”. The wet, commences from November and is the most spectacular, with fantastic thunderstorms displays that announce the monsoonal rains. This is also the cyclone season. The roads then become impassable until about April to May and the only way to visit the Cape York region is by aircraft. After the wet season comes the dry, and the return of the South East Trade Winds.

Check out our listing of Cape York Peninsula accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Cape York / Cape York Peninsula Attractions

Fishing
• A fantastic place for anglers. Check out some of our tours and other links.

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Cape York Events

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Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival
• Contact: see website for details
• Biennial gathering held in June
• Come celebrate the World's Oldest Living Culture - The Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival is an exciting biennial gathering in Cape York Peninsula, that highlights the many diverse Communities, language, song, dance and stories. The Festival is about passing on culture across the generations, along with showcasing the strength, pride and uniqueness of Aboriginal people.

This 3 day festival has over 20 communities participate from across the region, with up to 500 traditional performers who participate in the festival's program.

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Cape York Tours/Charters

QLD Tours • Outback • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
Cape York Tour / Off Road Adventure Safaris
• Ph: 07 4124 3970 • Mobile: 0488 069 731 • Email
• A holiday to Cape York can be an amazing experience, something that you will remember forever.So come and discover this ancient and beautiful land with us! View beautiful waterfalls, rugged gorges, swim in crystal clear rock pools, and photograph unique scenery and wildlife.
Cape York AirCape York Air
• Ph: +61 7 4035 9399 • Fax: +61 7 4035 9108 • Email
• Cape York Air flies mail and freight to most areas of the Cape. We are happy to take visitors on these flights when seats are available. Aircraft Charters are available with as little as one hour's notice, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Aircraft based in Cairns and Torres Straits.
Cape York Motorcycle Adventures
• CLIFTON BEACH QLD 4879
• Ph: 07 4059 0220 • Freecall: 1800 643 743 (within Australia) • Mobile: 0412 770 399 • Email
• Unique adventure safaris where you are in control, travelling to remote areas of Far North Queensland.
Cape York Turtle Rescue
• Camp Chivaree - MAPOON
• The Turtles of Cape York Need Your Help. Join a group of volunteer travellers on a Cape York Turtle Rescue camp in the Aboriginal community of Mapoon on Cape York Peninsula. Help indigenous residents and researchers to protect the turtles and other marine life from ghost nets and feral pigs. See website for future dates.
John Charlton’s Cape York Adventures
• BAMAGA QLD 4876
• Ph/Fax: 07 4069 3302 • Mobile: 0427 390 983 • Email
• Fully-guided, personal fishing and adventure holidays at the top of Cape York. John Charlton’s CAPE YORK ADVENTURES have been operating since 1996, specializing in holidays that cater for everyone: scenic adventure holidays and dedicated fishing holidays that explore pristine rivers, mangrove forest, uninhabited tropical islands, coral reef, monsoon rainforest, savannah woodlands, places of interest including Horn Is, Thursday Is and ‘The Tip’, by boat and 4wd.

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Cape York / Cape York Peninsula Distance

Distance to Bamaga in Cape York Peninsula
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Bamaga in Cape York Peninsula:
  Km
• Brisbane 2,687
• Bundaberg 2,370
• Cairns 998
• Cooktown 834
• Normanton 1,586
  Km
• Rockhampton 2,053
• Seventeen Seventy 2,286
• Townsville 1,332
• Weipa 394
• Yeppoon 2,079
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Cape York / Cape York Peninsula Maps
Bing Maps - Cape York Peninsula, QLD
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