Sunday, 28 April 2013

8 Days Cairns to Cape York

Cape York is still one of the very few places  in +Australia that is still relatively untouched by humans. From the beautiful lush rainforest in the world heritage listed +Daintree National Park to the stunning remoteness of very Tip of Australia we are spoilt with some of the most stunning places in the world.

One of our most popular +Trail Bike tours is an 8 day Ride/Fly to the very tip of Australia. The Cairns to Cape York ride distance is approx 1350 klms and each day we ride approx 260 klms. A lot of the Cape York area is quite flat with a variety of different terrain and and track conditions, but there are also a lot of creek and river crossings to encounter. In a 'normal' wet season Cape York gets about 3 metres of rain making for lots of wash outs and erosion ruts. We visit privat property exclusive to +Fair Dinkum Bike Tours All ages can experience the Famous Creb track through to the Lion's Den pub and on to +Cooktown. Riding the Cape Flattery Sand Dunes and Lakefield National Park. Visit Old Musgrave telegraph staion, the infamous Telegraph track and Twin Falls. Stand at the Top of Australia. Visit WW2 aircraft crash sites and a chance to go fishing.

This is a rough guide of what we get up to.

Day 1. Cairns - +Cape Tribulation 

We depart Cairns at approx 9.30am and head up the Kuranda Range towards Black Mountain Rd then the Daintree Village for lunch.

Riding up the Kuranda Range towards Black Mountain Road

Creek Crossing on Black Mountain Road

After lunch it on through the famous Creb Track (weather permitting) and up to Cape Tribulation to spend the night at Pk's Jungle Village in some resort style accommodation.

Climbing on the Creb Track

Stop off at PK's for a beer or 5 and a good sleep

Day 2. Cape Tribulation - Lions Den

Depart Cape Trib visit Bloomfield falls, Bloomfield lookout, meg crossing then to Ayton for Lunch.

Bloomfield Falls

Crossing on the Bloomfield Track

Spend the night at the famous Lions Den hotel in Safari Style tents with hot showers and meet some of the locals.
One of the legends at the Lions Den - Jim the Snake Man

One of our groups at the Lions Den

Day 3. Lions Den - Laura

Ride Battle Camp road to Cape Flattery, return back to Battle Camp road and then on to Laura.

Battle Camp Road

Spend the night at Laura Hotel campgrounds or in to the Lakefield National Park weather permitting.

Quinkan Hotel (Laura Pub)

Day 4. Laura - Coen

Ride out through the Alice River Goldfields and on to Musgrave Telegraph Station for a quick to and re-fuel.

Alice River Gold Fields

Musgrave Telegraph Station

Then we continue on to Coen to our overnight campsite near our beautiful swimming spot.

Coen Campsite

Day 5. Coen - Old Moreton Telegraph Station

Ride from Coen to the Archer River roadhouse, fuel up the bikes there and then ride out to bypass track to the Frenchman's track.

All the necessities Fuel, Food & Beer

Frenchman's Track

Then crossing the Pascoe River then onto Wenlock river crossing. Final ride to the Old Moreton telegraph station, where camp is set up and hot showers.

Pascoe River Crossing

Old Moreton Campground for the night

Day 6. Old Moreton - Loyalty Beach

Depart Moreton staion on the development rod onto the infamous Telegraph track. Ride to Fruit Bat falls for lunch and a swim.

Telegraph Road washouts

Fruit Bat Falls


Much deserved swim

Then we ride the northern Telegraph track onto the Jardine Ferry Crossing.

Telegraph Road

Some video of the Husaberg on the Telegraph Track

Jardine River Ferry

Then off to the top of Australia for photos and our camp at Loyalty Beach camp grounds. Big day for the riders this one.

One of our groups at the very tip of +Australia 

Loyalty Beach Campground

Sunset at Loyalty Beach

Day 7. Free Day

Free day to do a fishing trip or Island tour over to Thursday Island, you can visit WW2 museum.

Do some fishing

WWII Museum

Thursday Island




Day 8. Fly back to Cairns

Fly out of Bamaga mid morning and arrive back to +Cairns Queensland early afternoon.

This is a  rough idea of how our trips unfold would love to have you all come and check out some of the Australia's best +Adventure Travel and take some memories with you that will last for life.

For more information please email me at dave@fairdinkumbiketours.com.au or visit us at 


Look Forward to hitting the trails with you.

Dave



































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