Cape York is on many people’s ‘Bucket List’ for good reason. Sure, it has the northern most piece of land on the Australian continent, but don’t rush to get there! The Peninsula is a vast and diverse landscape offering a myriad of adventures and side trips off the beaten path. Take a detour through Rinyirru National Park (Lakefield) and 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 also has many pristine beaches that can be easily accessed, and nesting turtles can be seen at the right time of the year. Excellent bush camping, inside and outside of the National Parks, can be enjoyed throughout the region, and facilities are available at certain destinations- see the National Parks Section; all camping in National Parks must now be booked in advance.
For the fishing enthusiast, there are also plenty of options, whether it’s fishing off the local wharf, along one of the Cape’s majestic rivers, or taking advantage of the local knowledge of the many charter tour operators. Have a look at the fishing section and experience some world class fishing today. Enjoy your trip!
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