Cape York Tagalong Tours

Self drive tour of Cape York
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Cape York Adventure


One of the last wilderness regions of Australia is our destination on this fantastic expedition where we travel through some of the world’s most pristine waterways.

We cross a dozen small creeks and rivers while we are on the far northern end of Cape York Peninsula and this is a welcome relief after we have travelled across wilderness areas that offer no facilities for the few travellers who visit this wonderful part of Australia.

Many people make this expedition part of their plans for the future but far fewer ever actually undertake this journey.

The cape has many hidden secrets that are not often obvious to the first time visitor so traveling with one of Global 4wd’s experienced tour guides will assist you in seeing these places and unlocking many of the secrets of Cape York.

Global 4wd trip leaders will make sure that daily travel times are not long and arduous while generally departing camp at around 8.30am and arriving at our night stop by mid-afternoon.

Our expedition leaders do all the food preparation, cooking and cleaning up so that everyone else has time to relax and enjoy their Cape York adventure.

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Let us take you on a journey of discovery in your own 4WD

Fully Catered 4WD Tagalong Tours and Expeditions


The Cape packs into a small area, only about the size of Victoria, some of the best of Australian scenery. Mountains, deserted sandy beaches, waterfalls, rainforest, dry rainforest, open forestry, savannah, it is all there. The undoubted highlights though are the rivers and creeks, dozens of them, each unique and pristine!

Every scene change catches you by surprise. You will be puttering (or, to be honest, rattling) along and suddenly notice that you are in entirely different country.

The imaginative travellers will see in the ruins of Maytown a ramshackle, 19th century town at the peak of Australia’s second largest gold rush. They will understand the feat of the Jardine brothers driving 600 head of cattle through this very difficult country or perhaps picture the tragic battles between the Aboriginal people and the foreign interlopers. The Cape is probably the most visited of Australia’s remote areas. Annual visitor numbers well exceed the permanent population. This doesn’t mean that you will be constantly tripping over other travellers, far from it. It just means it is a highly desirable place to be. We use bush camps as far as possible and there is plenty of space to feel the area’s magnificent isolation.

Recommended Reading


For general information:

  • Ron and Viv Moon Cape, York – An Adventurers’ Guide, Kakirra Adventure Publications, Pearcedale, Vic
  • Hugh Finlay et al Queensland, Lonely Planet, Hawthorn Vic.

For history:

  • The general readings give outlines of the history of the area.

For more details see:

  • Glenville Pike The Last Frontier, Pinevale Publications, Mareeba
  • Hector Holthouse River of Gold, Angus and Robertson
  • Les Hiddins The Complete Jardine Expedition Journals, Corkwood Press, North Adelaide
  • Les Hiddins William Carron’s Narrative of Kennedy’s Cape York Expedition, Corkwood Press, Bundaberg

Children’s reading:

  • Jeannie Baker Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Walker Books, London.
Cape 4WD Tour

Tagalong Tour Prices Include


Our tag along tours provide a safe, enjoyable and economical way to travel to some of the most remote areas of Australia.

The basic arrangement is simple. You drive your own vehicle and provide your own camping equipment. We look after everything else.

The tours are fully catered so you don’t have the daily hassle of setting up, cooking, cleaning up and washing the dishes then packing away the stove, plates, pots and pans etc. This also not only gives every member of your group a holiday as well but it reduces the amount of gear and weight your vehicle needs to carry.

  • Meals (except as noted)
  • Camping fees
  • Permit fees
  • Ferry fares
  • Local tours as detailed

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