Explore a pristine tropical wilderness en route to the tip of Australia

About Cape York

Bordered by the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea, Cape York Peninsula is an untouched wilderness dominated by mighty meandering rivers and vast flood plains. It’s the place where you can stand on the very tip of the Australian continent, discover the oldest rainforest in the world, and travel deep into wild frontier country.

Connected to New Guinea for much of the past 250,000 years, the repeated interchange of flora and fauna has bequeathed a rich biological legacy on Cape York Peninsula. Nowhere is this more evident than the Wenlock River, home to more freshwater fish species than any other river in Australia. You’ll also learn about the Cape’s incredible biological diversity at Piccaninny Plains, an AWC Sanctuary.

Cape York’s No. 1 adventure


Outback Spirit’s Cape York Wilderness Adventure has been the number 1 tour in Cape York for 10 years running. Our unique itinerary and inclusions, coupled with unrivalled professionalism and highly experienced guides sets our Cape York tour apart from the rest. In 2018, we celebrated 20 years since our first tour to the area in 1999. So much has changed over the years, and yet so much remains exactly the same.

The Quinkan Galleries


Known as ‘Quinkan Country’, the area around Laura is home to some incredible Aboriginal rock art. Outback Spirit passengers get off the beaten track to view the most spectacular art sites, rarely seen by the public. These are known as the ‘Quinkan Galleries’, listed by UNESCO as being among the top 10 rock art sites in the world.

The track in to the Quinkan Galleries is impassable even for our 4WD coaches. That’s why we’ve stationed two 6WD open-back safari vehicles in Laura. Carrying up to 10 passengers each, they feature comfortable forward-facing seats and offer great views of the surrounding countryside. You’ll also be accompanied by an experienced Aboriginal guide for a special insight into the cultural significance of the galleries.

More 2-night stays


With Outback Spirit, you’ll have time to relax and absorb the astounding wilderness that is Cape York. Featuring more 2-night stays than any other tour to the area, our adventure stands head and shoulders above the rest because of its expertly crafted itinerary. At Lotus Bird Lodge, Punsand Bay and our very own Moreton Wilderness Lodge, your 2-night stay not only serves as a chance to slow down and relax, it also gives you the most enriching experience of the area.

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