Wilderness Tours

Cape York can offer you many different ways of experiencing nature first hand, at its best.

The Jacky Jacky

Situated on Queensland's far north eastern coastline, it is Australia's largest pristine Mangrove system with some 23 different species of Mangroves, covering an area of 350 km2, with 240 various creeks and rivers. The area is full of history of our early pioneers and also war relics; it hosts many species of birds, along with Fruit Bats / Flying Fox Colonies. You can take a trip to the Kennedy Inlet, Middle River or the Escape River, view the South Sea Pearl Farm, or just enjoy a day traveling within this unique system.

Rarely does a day go by on the water without seeing one of our local Estuarine Crocodiles lazing on the sand banks in the sun. A favourite in the Jacky Jacky (and never one to disappoint), is 'Kodak' measuring 11 foot or 3.5m. He is named so due to the fact that he isn't as shy as most Crocodiles and usually poses while you take a photo. All this, together with some of the Nations best marine species are here for you to view and enjoy.

The West Coast

The Jardine River

Another river soaked in pioneer history and interest. Flowing all year round with clear fresh water reportedly coming underground from New Guinea at a flow rate of some 40000 litres per second .

Travel down and spend a day around the river mouth where Crocodiles, marine and bird life are normally in abundance. Travel a little further upstream into the fresh water and look at the swamp and fresh water arms of the lower reaches. View many birds such as Sea Eagles, Terns, Frigates, Egrets, Palm Cockatoos, Honey Eaters, Herons and many more.

The Jardine River - fresh water trip

Take a Jet outboard ride up the freshwater sections of the Jardine and see the very different flora and fauna. Enjoy the peace, tranquility and the pure serenity of the place. While taking a walk over to some fresh water lagoons, the word Wilderness comes to mind very quickly here.

Crab Island

From September through to November the West coast comes alive with Flat Back Turtles laying their eggs. On dusk they can be seen making their way up the beach, and digging their nest (sometimes in great numbers). For those lucky enough - newly hatched turtles can be seen making their way to the water for the first time, an amazing site. There also are other interested species watching as well. Sometimes we are lucky enough to see Manta Rays, Dolphins and large schools of fish while travelling to and from our destinations, truly a beautiful spot to visit.

Possession Island / Cape York

Travel out to Possession Island where Captain James Cook took possession of the East coast of Australia, view the monument and take a look at an old gold mine and see the new residents (Bats). Continue up to the 'Tip of Cape York' and stand at our Nations most northerly point where you can take THAT picture.

Several of the Islands in the area at certain times of the year are hosts for many different types of birds and are a great favourite with bird watching groups. While returning home we can visit several Mangrove creeks.

All tours are of course subject to weather conditions.