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Cape York Tourism Development Action Plan 2016 – 2021

To read or download your copy of the Cape York Tourism Development Action Plan- CLICK HERE 

Cape York is a remote destination that offers a wilderness experience and diverse landscapes. Over 80% of domestic travelers to the region use their own vehicles, the balance using hire cars or commercial tour operations. Cape York has its own distinct identity as an iconic region of northern Australia.

This action plan will assist in the delivery of the increase in the growth of the Tourism Industry in the region in particular the Drive market.

Cape York has always relied on the drive market, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The changes to tourist visitation expected will see a different type of tourist coming to Cape York. Apart from the 4WD and fishing enthusiasts, visitation will increase (and already has) to include shorter term travelers in conventional vehicles and caravans/motorhomes who can be expected to pursue different interests and who will be looking for quality accommodation and entertainment. Fly in/fly out visitation is also likely to expand. The opportunities opening up are immeasurable and present great potential for jobs and career growth, small business development and investment.

 

2016 Cape York visitor survey

Here are the results from the survey which ran from May 2015 to November 5th 2015. Most of the data (121 respondents) was collected via Facebook posts, in May, August and late October.

Click HERE for results

Laura Races 2015

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Bondi Rescue and Miss World Australia do Cape York!

Bondi Rescue trip May 2015 055I was great to have two of the lifeguards off of hit TV show Bondi Rescue come and visit the Cape, even better that they brought Miss World Australia Courtney Thorpe along!

They were by no means ‘fish out of water’, the gang had a blast touring the peninsula in the very capable hands of Martin and Mark of Adventure Australia Treks and Tours (AATT) http://www.aatt.com.au/ . With a tight itinerary, AATT were able to show our visitors some of the best the Cape has to offer, from Cooktown all the way to the very Tip. Camping on the beach, fishing, helicopter rides, and riding mechanical bulls, were just some of the activities that had the gang wanting to stay longer.

Look for the show to air later this year:

Ten – Saturday 12/12 at 1pm
ONE – Sunday 20/12 at 9:30am

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Weipa Fishing Classic 2015

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