The Tip of Australia, the northernmost point of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, is the iconic feather in the cap adventurers need to claim before they can truly say they have explored Australia’s four corners.
Our journey really begins at a location that sounds more like a movie set than a tour. You step out of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest onto a pristine beach. While you hear the calls of tropical birds from the dense rainforest behind, the clear and warm waters lap your toes.
Not far out to sea is the seventh Wonder of the World, the Great Barrier Reef. Welcome to Far North Queensland’s Daintree region - the only place on earth where two World Heritage-listed areas meet. Home to the most species of plants and animals in Australia, here you can see where two of the world’s most complex ecosystems exist side by side.
From sun-bleached grasses and paperbark woodlands to riverine rainforest and lily-covered lagoons, Cape York’s national parks hide a myriad of flora and fauna. Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise, home to prolific species such as the Jabiru. While the exquisite expanse of Jardine River National Park is home to the traditional lands of the Injinoo Aboriginal people.
Situated on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria, Weipa is home to the largest community on the Cape York Peninsula. Nearby, Bramwell Station, Australia’s northern most cattle station, is a popular social centre and a great stopover.
Stop off for a day’s exclusive exploration of the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve – Queensland’s first ever ‘strategic environmental area’. A fitting tribute to Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, this private wetland conservation property in the Wenlock River Basin is not open to the general public. But thanks to our unique partnership with Australia Zoo, APT guests can join an expert ranger to explore the significance of this habitat to endangered native species.