Whether you're off to Cape York for the first time or you're a seasoned traveller, it'll take more than just a few days to truly immerse yourself in the region's rugged beauty. 

With so many incredible experiences on offer by Book Cape York guided tours, it can be difficult to choose what makes the cut! 

Don't fret—we've done some of the heavy lifting for you with top three must-dos for an unforgettable trip.

Cape York Trek

The best way to see most of Cape York is by doing a hike. The Cape York Trek is an incredible adventure that will take you through some of Australia's most remote terrain. 

You'll get up close and personal with some of Australia's oldest rock art sites, see wildlife in its natural habitat (including crocodiles!), and take in breathtaking views from atop mountains along your journey.

Park Life

If you're an animal lover and want to get up close to some of Australia's most iconic species, then Cape York guided tours are the best option for you. The park is home to a number of different animals such as crocodiles, dingoes, and koalas. You can also see some amazing birdlife including parrots and cockatoos!

There are many walking tracks within the park that will take you through some beautiful scenery while allowing you ample opportunities for spotting wildlife in their natural environment. For example:

  • The Coen River Loop Track offers a 2-hour walk through the tropical rainforests where visitors have been known to spot turtles sunning themselves on logs or even wild pigs rooting around in the undergrowth!
  • Another option is the Twin Falls Circuit which takes 3 hours round trip but provides stunning views over twin waterfalls before ending back at your starting point (or alternatively continuing another 7km along this route).

Explore The Cradle Of Culture

One of the best parts about exploring Cape York is learning about the Indigenous people and their history. You can do this by exploring rock art sites, visiting an Aboriginal community and learning about their culture, or even participating in traditional activities such as hunting or fishing.

If you're interested in seeing some of Australia's oldest art forms, head to Lockhart River (about 1 hour away from Cooktown). 

Fruit Bat Falls

Fruit Bat Falls is a spectacular waterfall, located on the northern edge of Cape York. It's one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations, so you can expect to see lots of other visitors when you visit.

The falls are a short drive from Laura, which has several restaurants and shops selling souvenirs and food items. There are also picnic tables at Fruit Bat Falls if you want to stop for lunch before heading back home!


We hope that this article has given you some ideas for planning your trip to Cape York. We know it's a big place, but if there is one thing, we've learned from our years of experience exploring the region it's that there is no such thing as too much adventure! 

The good news is that Cape York guided tours are the best option to explore Cape York easily, so even if you don't have time for everything listed above, don't worry--you'll still have an unforgettable time exploring this amazing part of Australia.