Explore Cape York Peninsula including Cooktown
Welcome to the remote, unspoilt beauty of Cape York Peninsula. Captain Cook's arrival on the banks of the Endeavour River in 1770 led to his first recorded meaningful contact and reconciliation with Aboriginal people. Discover this unique history and Cooktown's colourful past on a stroll around town, then head further north up the Peninsula to experience the raw beauty of one of Australia's last true frontiers.
From February 2012, all camping in national park and resource reserve camping areas on Cape York Peninsula will need to be pre-booked.
Self registration will no longer be available and campers need to buy an e-permit before arriving at the camping area.
There is now a new simplified log-in system in place for the 2013 season
E-permits can be booked online HERE. All online bookings require either a Visa or Mastercard Credit Card
Permits can also be booked at certain over-the-counter booking offices. For a full list of Over-the-counter camping permit booking offices, and self-service touch-screen booking kiosks
Cape York has some of the best camping sites in the world, and everyone can help keep them this way by disposing of their rubbish correctly. Please click HERE to access an interactive map showing locations and opening times of Waste Disposal Facilities.
Cooktown and Cape York Media Centre
See our Media Kit pages for downloadable 2012 Media Kit and downloadable stock photos, and suggested travel features
View the Cooktown and Cape York You Tube Channel for inspirational film clips of the region
Read the Cooktown and Cape York blog