4 x 4 • Fishing • Enduro • Australia


Cape York 4×4 with Ron Moon

14 Days • €3717 per person

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    Ron Moon literally wrote the book (multiple) on Cape York. Ron will be sharing all his knowledge on 4WD'ing, the history and local people of the Cape as well as some secret fishing holes, tracks and hidden gems off the tourist route. This trip is fully catered by gourmet 4WD dining chefs. Tag along for this great adventure and enjoy the sleep inn's and sunset and drinks by the fire! Cape York is on many people'€™s €˜Bucket List for good reason. Sure, it has the northernmost piece of land on the Australian continent, but don't rush to get there!

    The Peninsula is a vast and diverse landscape offering heaps of adventures off the beaten path. See the abundant birdlife surrounding lagoons and wetlands; better yet, throw a line in and try your luck catching the famous barramundi Cape York is renowned for. Cape York has many pristine beaches that can be easily accessed, and excellent bush camping, inside and outside of the National Parks, can be enjoyed throughout the region, and facilities are available at certain destinations. For fishing enthusiasts, there are plenty of options, from along one of the Cape'€™s majestic rivers, fishing off the local wharf or taking advantage of the local knowledge of the many fishing charter operators.

    Ride or Drive, Cape York has almost every landscape that is available in Australia, with the exception of snow. Between Cairns and the northern most point of the Australian continent, Cape York, will surprise and delight any 4x—4 or motorbike enthusiast. Riders will experience the best off-road trails and tracks that the Cape York Peninsula has to offer, it is the real adventure. There is an abundance of opportunities for 4WD enthusiasts to test your off-road driving skills in Cape York. To tackle the numerous off-road tracks in Cape York successfully, you'€™ll need a €˜proper€™ 4WD vehicle with low-range gearing and good ground clearance.

    Itineraries

    Meet at Cooktown in the evening before trip begins, camp at Orchid CP in heart of town, go to the pub for dinner to share some beers and get to know each other. You will need to book your own accommodation and pay for any meals.

    Camp at Hann Crossing. Early explorers, geologists and surveyors, including Kennedy, Hann, Mulligan, Logan Jack, Bradford and Embley, traversed parts of what is now Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park in the mid to late 1800s. Hann Crossing is named after the explorer William Hann, who was employed by the Queensland Government to explore Cape York Peninsula in 1872. He had with him a geologist, Norman Taylor, and they found a little gold in the sandy bed of the Palmer River. The find attracted the attention of James Venture Mulligan, an experienced prospector, who followed Hann’s footsteps and struck it rich. The Palmer Gold Rush began in 1873. Lunch, Dinner (Breakfast, own arrangements. Most of us will go to the bakery)

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breathtaking lookouts, magnificent waterfalls, dense rainforest and ancient Antarctic beech trees. The park is part of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area. Until the Jardine River Ferry was instituted, vehicles had to drive across this fast-flowing 140m wide saltwater crocodile-infested river. These days, a few crazy travelers still wade across the meter-plus deep water and attempt the crossing. However, the Injinoo Aboriginal community have requested that travelers do not cross, as a man was killed by a crocodile in 1993 swimming out to the ferry with a replacement part. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    One of the earliest settlements on the Cape, Somerset was established in 1864. John Jardine was placed in charge of the settlement, and after an epic ten-month cattle drive from Rockhampton to Somerset, his son Frank Jardine would continue the family connection to this settlement until 1873. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    The walk out to The Tip is a 'must-do'. It traverses some fairly steep rocks, and along the way there are cairns aplenty that grow each season. The fishing from the rocks around The Tip can be exceptional. Remainders of Cape York’s 18th and 19th century history litter the area around Somerset, which was once a homestead run by the Jardine family. Aside from its historical remnants - including some stunning cave paintings in the area - Somerset is now home to a fantastic beach campsite, which includes a boat ramp and basic facilities, not to mention some vintage Cape York coastline. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Start your day at Seisia joining Cape York Adventures on board the Strait Runner. A Moon Tours private charter cruise through Torres Strait on a dedicated tour vessel to Thursday Island. Thursday Island, colloquially known as TI, or in the native language, Waiben, is an island of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago located approximately 39 kilometers north of Cape York Peninsula. It has an area of about 3.5 square kilometers. The Muralag peoples are the traditional owners of the land and seas surrounding Thursday Island. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    World-class Aboriginal rock art and wonderful locally-grown coffee are two of the drawcards of the small towns of Laura and Lakeland. This area is renowned for the famous Quinkan Rock Art Galleries, which are considered to be some of the most significant Aboriginal art sites in the world. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Old Coach Road. This track climbs up and over the range, delivering steep ascents and descents on rocky terrain, and includes unnerving washouts and rutted sections that can bring about a rollover if you’re not careful. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Optional tour of Tyconnell Gold mine and stamper. On to Marreeba (Camp and farewell dinner) Breakfast and lunch ONLY.

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