Cape York Motorcycle Tour 7 day

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Welcome to our Cape York Motorcycle Tour page

Our Cape York Motorcycle Tour is run in tropical north Queensland Cairns and finishes at the most northerly tip of Australia.

If you have ever wanted to ride Cape York with all the creek crossings and tight sandy trails, then this tour is for you.

This tour is for motorcyclist with some off road motorcycle experience who just want to have a bit of fun along the way using our experience in this region.

This is not a hard-core motorcycle tour of Cape York but rather good riding at a friendly pace and touristy look around on the way as we ride all the famous Cape York tracks.

Cape York Motorcycle Tour description in brief

7 day motorcycle tour starting from Cairns and finishing at Cape York. You will fly back to Cairns for your return journey which takes you over the spectacular east coast side of Cape York peninsula.

This tour runs through some amazing tropical rain forest, hot open dusty plains through Savannah country of Nifold Plains and some amazing sand trails at the back end of the tour.

Book with us and I will guarantee you will have a great time.

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Our point of difference

  • Access to privately owned cattle properties
  • Access to traditional aboriginal owned lands
  • Late model low kilometer Suzuki DRz400
  • Best value and price by far
  • We ride the full Telegraph track Sth & Nth tracks
  • Awesome support truck especially built for motorcycle tours
  • We run a professionally organised motorcycle tour
  • Expect to have some fantastic meals
  • We have been running the Cape York tour since 2008

A bit about Cape York 

Cape York is a wondrous place of adventure for Motorcycles, 4WD vehicles and travellers in general. 

Cape York has its own unique plants and animals that exist in this region alone. 

The Cape is steeped in history with the first maritime Dutch explorers, its Aboriginal past, its white explorers (Edmund Kennedy), gold mining and the settlers that opened up this remote tip of Australia. 

It is still remote in places yet touristy enough for those who are willing to navigate the many heavily corrugated dirt roads. 

This region has it all – from the Savannah grasslands and mountainous Great Divide to the many crystal clear streams and rivers which make for great fishing.

Highlights

  • Creb Track
  • Lions Den Hotel
  • Cook Town
  • Lake Field NP
  • Fishing opportunities
  • Bramwell Station
  • French Track
  • Full Telegraph Tk (Sth & Nth)
  • Amazing waterfalls 
  • WW2 air wrecks
  • Five beaches run
  • Swimming

What is included

  • Motorcycle
  • Fuel
  • All meals on tour
  • Camping gear
  • Ferry pass
  • Parks permit
  • Tour guide
  • Return flight
  • 6×6 support vehicle

What is not included

  • Alcohol, hotel coffees
  • Any meals at Seisia

Riding instructions each day

  • Riders are briefed each night for the next days riding conditions by our lead rider

Accommodation

  • Camping under the million and one stars a night hotel
  • One tent and matters per rider

Support Vehicle

  • Our tour support vehicle is an all-purpose 6×6 specially built for motorcycle tour support
  • It will carry all your luggage so you will only ride with small camel pack
  • Ample 500 liters fuel supply from its 3 on board fuel tanks
  • Carries all our food and cold drinks

 Food

“Rough as Guts Outback Restaurant” will cater for this tour.

  • Breakfast: Varied breakfast to keep the rider going till lunch time
  • Lunch: Assorted sandwiches
  • Dinner: Great Aussie cooked dinners each either from us or station meals

Prior to departure

  • We require you to sign our indemnity form before departure, this is to acknowledge that we cannot guarantee your safety on a motorcycle and to recognize motorcycling is a dangerous activity 
  • We require full payment 6 weeks prior from tour departure

Tag-along passengers or riders

  • Tag along available for riders wanting to use their own bike
  • We have an available place for a tag along passengers in the 6×6 or one of our 4×4 vehicles

Motorcycles

  • Look at our motorcycle page for more info on our fleet of tour motorbikes
  • We require a $1000 security bond, refunded in full on safe return of motorcycle

What you need to bring on our Cape York Motorcycle Tour

  • Personal luggage bag size try to keep it small as you don’t need the kitchen sink. Remember you are flying out on a smaller plane!
  • Motorcycle riding gear e.g.: Helmet, Boots, Jacket, Gloves etc
  • Sleeping bag, blow up pillow
  • Warm jumper for nights, woollen head warmer (beanie)
  • Casual clothing, foot wear (Joggers or thongs) swim ware, USB stick, camera
  • Sun glasses, hat, sun screen, toiletries
  • Spending money e.g.: alcohol, souvenir, optional tours
  • Small camel back able to carry small items must also have water bladder

7 Day Cape York Motorcycle Tour itinerary 1300km

Day 1 Cairns to Lions Den Hotel (CREB Track)
The first day of the tour we depart Cairns and ride along the Captain Cook HWY with its magnificent views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We stop at the beautiful Daintree village for Morning tea, there after we hit the the CREB Track with our first crossing the wonderful Daintree River followed by more creek crossings and mountainous hilly trails. As we finish with the CREB Track we will have lunch next to the beautiful Bloomfield River. Our afternoon riding see’s us continue through some more lush rain forest making our way to the Lion’s Den hotel for a well-deserved beer/swim and and an awesome meal from the restaurant for dinner that evening.

Optional fishing Yes
Mobile phone coverage No
Showers, toilets yes

Day 2 Lions Den to Lakefield NP (Rinyirru)
Breakfast will be beneath the rain forest canopy, we then ride into tropical Cook Town and check out the light house on Grassy Hill lookout overlooking the Endeavour River and the splendid Pacific Ocean. We will ride a few trials to majestic Isabella Falls for morning tea. We hit a few more trails and cross a few more creek to make our way to Old Laura Station where you get the chance to explore the old home stead. Before lunch you will ride through the hot and dusty plains of Cape York Savannah country where we will have the choice of the many water holes to have lunch. The rest of the day will see us wind our way through the trails to arrive at our camp site on the Normanby river at Kalpower Crossing. You will have the change to go fishing at the crossing or you may even spot a Croc or two in the evening on the cause way.

Optional fishing Yes
Mobile phone coverage No
Showers, toilets yes

Day 3 Lakefield NP to Archer River (Exchange Hotel Coen)
The day will see us ride out of Kalpower Crossing as we start heading north on a few station tracks, passing many billabongs along the way with ample bird life to look at. The tracks will turn into less frequented trails and tight sandy sections for you to enjoy with a few creek crossings thrown in for good measure. We will meet up with the truck for lunch and there after ride through some more tight trails before arriving at the township of Coen to have a beer at the famous Exchange Hotel. The rest of day will see us drop in at the Coen quarantine station for an interesting visit where you can ask any questions from the station officer. The rest of the day will see us wind our way to Archer River for our evenings camp.

Mobile phone coverage Yes but only at the township of Coen
Showers, toilets yes

Day 4 Archer River to Bramwell Station (French Track)
Leaving Archer River we will follow the road into Lockhart River to inspect the remains of the historic Batavia goldfields and her hidden secrets before continuing on to cross the steep backs of the Pascoe River. The Frenchman’s Track is one of the high lights of the days riding with plenty of sand and creek crossing to negotiate. We will arrive the famous Moreton Telegraph Station for lunch on the green grassy lawns. The rest of the afternoon is a lazy ride into Bramwell Station, make camp and enjoy the evenings entertainment usually a one piece band along with a great outdoor smorgasbord BBQ dinner (definitely a highlight).

Mobile phone coverage No
Showers, toilets yes

Day 5 Bramwell Stations to Jardine River (Tele Track Sth & Nth)
We leave Bramwell Station and refueling at the Junction so we can get straight into the Telegraph Track. We have plenty of time up our sleeve for the day to ride full length of Telegraph Track which will take all day with her many sand stone creek crossing and sandy trails of fun!!
The southern section of the Telegraph track include all the famous creek crossings such as steep banks of Palm CK, impossible Gun Shot Ck and Cockatoo Ck just to name a few.
Along the way we will stop at Fruit Bat falls for a relaxing swim followed by BBQ lunch. The Northern section of the Telegraph Track see’s more fabulous creeks and sandy trails for rest of the day until our final creek crossing of Nolan’s Brook where you have to hold your nerve while walking your bike across a termite infested log bridge, there after we making our way to the banks of the magnificent Jardine River were we will make camp for the night next to this super clear tranquil river, you might even possibly get to see or hear some Crocs. 

Optional fishing Yes
Mobile phone coverage No
Showers, toilets yes

Day 6 Jardine River to Cape York to Seisia (Five Beaches run)
In the morning we will leave our camp for a final days riding and cross the Jardine river on the local ferry heading for the top of Australia, on the way checking out some WW2 air wrecks and ride the Fly Point 5 beaches before heading into a tropical rain forest.  We park our motorcycles and walk over a rock escarpment reveling breath taking views to the most norther tip of Australia and celebrate the ride at Cape York’s most northerly point sign with a picture, a memory you will cherish for a long time. Before lunch we will ride back into the rain forest which will take us into Punsand Bay for lunch. We finish the ride off with a couple more trails, visit the Croc Shop for your souvenirs, there after we will ride into Seisia to make camp to rest and unwind. The Seisia wharf is always a hive of activity and a very interesting place to visit as barges come and go, watch them being unloaded and loaded. There are always many locals fishing off the wharf and is interesting to see what they have caught, the afternoon free time is perfect for your chance have a look around.
The fishing club will be the go for the evening to have a couple of cold beers and unwind and talk about the past couple of days riding.

Optional fishing Yes
Mobile phone coverage at Seisia Yes
Showers, toilets yes

Day 7 fly out
Flying out of Cape York (Bamaga Dept 9:30 am to Cairns Arrive 11:30 am).
Flying into Cape York (Cairns Dept 2:00 pm to Bamaga Arrive 4:00 pm).

Tour summary
This is not a hard charging tour but a good laid back touristy look around the Cape and ride all the famous Cape trails. We try to finish up at a reasonable hour each day so you can relax and unwind to enjoy a cold beer at the end of the days riding.
Some of the section will challenging and some of the section not so challenging for the individual rider. 
If you cannot handle some of the riding we have alternate routes for less capable riders.
We schedule our tours in the best time of the year weather wise for you to enjoy!
At the end of the day you are going to get great value for your money and have a great time.