Cape York by Off-Road Caravan  Adventure. 16 Nights. Cooktown to Atherton

Based on "The Feel Good Family" tour in 2023
β€’ 9 August - 24 August 2024 - Off-Road Caravan Friendly (SOLD OUT)

β€’ 28 August - 12 September 2024 - Normal 4WD tour CLICK HERE

$7385 per vehicle including 2 people
Max 8 Vehicles.

Always wanted to take your Off-Road Caravan to the Cape but unsure about doing it by yourself? We can show you how to do it while removing the uncertainty of where you should take your van and what highlights you should see. 

This tour is based on the tour we did with YouTubers and soon-to-be Channel 7 stars "The Feel Good Family" in August 2023. This showed us that it could be done without destroying your vehicle and van. Check out the links below to see their YouTube show of our tour up the Cape. You will also get to see tour guide Tony in action as he demonstrates sand recovery and talks about tyre pressures, among other topics. 

Our comprehensive itinerary will have you experiencing the best of what the Cape region has to offer. Travel at a leisurely pace, within the security of a group tour environment. You don't need to have any off-road driving experience because your guide is also a professional 4WD instructor.

Get your iconic photo at the Tip of Cape York, experience a day trip to Thursday Island, learn all about bauxite in Weipa, drive on some of the Old Tele Track, swim in crystal clear streams, go fishing in remote locations, camp in wilderness settings, see wildlife that exists nowhere else and have the experience of a lifetime. 

Your tour leader Tony is a full-time professional guide, certified by Savannah Guides, EcoGuides Australia and Tour Guides Australia, and he holds a Nationally Recognized Cert IV qualification in 4WD Training and Assessment. All this and he has a Degree in Tourism and a Masters Degree in Wildlife Management (meaning you'll get to see the awesome wildlife the Cape is famous for).

See below for what's included in the Cape York Tour FAQs below.

Duration:     16 Nights
Start/End:   Cooktown to Atherton
$7385 per vehicle including 2 people - Extra passengers $1000ea.    10% Discount for returning customers. Prices subject to change.

2025 Tour
β€’ 22 Aug - 6 Sept
From $7802 per vehicle incl. 2 people

Terms and Conditions are provided with pre-booking information. Itinerary is provided once a deposit has been paid.

You can phone or email Tony directly about the tour on the contact details below. 

"𝑂𝑛 π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘π‘Žπ‘π‘˜ π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘π‘œπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘†π‘–π‘šπ‘π‘ π‘œπ‘› πΆπ‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘ π‘ π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘™π‘Žπ‘ π‘‘ π‘¦π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿ π‘€π‘–π‘‘β„Ž π‘‡π‘œπ‘›π‘¦, 𝑖𝑑 π‘€π‘Žπ‘  π‘Žπ‘› π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘¦ π‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘–π‘π‘’ π‘‘π‘œ 𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛-𝑒𝑝 π‘Žπ‘”π‘Žπ‘–π‘› π‘‘π‘œ π‘‘π‘œ πΆπ‘Žπ‘π‘’ π‘Œπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘˜ π‘‘β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘¦π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿ. π‘‡π‘œπ‘›π‘¦'𝑠 π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘“π‘’π‘ π‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™ 𝑏𝑒𝑑 π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘¦-π‘”π‘œπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘π‘™π‘’ π‘Žπ‘π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘Žπ‘β„Ž π‘ π‘’π‘’π‘šπ‘  π‘‘π‘œ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” π‘Ž π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘’π‘ π‘œπ‘“ π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’, π‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘›π‘”π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘“π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘, π‘‘π‘œπ‘”π‘’π‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿ π‘’π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘¦ π‘œπ‘›, π‘’π‘›π‘—π‘œπ‘¦π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘’π‘Žπ‘β„Ž π‘œπ‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿβ€™π‘  π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘ π‘Žπ‘  π‘Ž π‘€β„Žπ‘œπ‘™π‘’. π‘‡π‘œπ‘›π‘¦ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘  π‘Ž π‘£π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘ π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘›π‘” π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘Žπ‘‘ π‘˜π‘›π‘œπ‘€π‘™π‘’π‘‘π‘”π‘’ π‘π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘£π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘‘ π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘ π‘’π‘π‘π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘œπ‘› π‘Žπ‘™π‘™ π‘Žπ‘ π‘π‘’π‘π‘‘π‘  π‘œπ‘“ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿ. 𝐼 π‘€π‘œπ‘’π‘™π‘‘ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘™π‘¦ π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘π‘œπ‘šπ‘šπ‘’π‘›π‘‘ β„Žπ‘–π‘š π‘‘π‘œ π‘Žπ‘›π‘¦π‘œπ‘›π‘’ π‘π‘œπ‘›π‘ π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘›π‘” β„Žπ‘–π‘  π‘‘π‘œπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘ ." - - Pᴇᴛᴇʀ T, Cα΄€α΄˜α΄‡ Yᴏʀᴋ Tα΄α΄œΚ€ 2023

Cape York Tour with The Feel Good Family

Watch the Video - 

Eastern Cape York Rainforest and Beaches, plus what it's like to travel in a tag along group - from our friends at 
#The Feel Good Family 

Cape York Tour with The Feel Good Family

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Cape York Carnage (not ours!) We visit Palm Creek, Gunshot Creek, Bramwell Station, plus Tony's Tips on Vehicle Checks (Everything, all the time: 30m30s) - from the YouTube series #The Feel Good Family

Cape York Tour with The Feel Good Family

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Tony's Sand Driving Masterclass, plus Fruit Bat and Eliot Falls - with #The Feel Good Family

Overlander 4WD Rentals

Hire an adventure ready 4WD Camper from our trusted supplier, Overlander 4WD Hire, and receive our exclusive *10% discount off the hire price.  Click here for more information about the 4WD Camper.

*Discount is on hires of 14 days duration or longer. Applies to Toyota vehicles for Simpson Desert, Cape York, Kimberley and Arnhem Land Tours only. Check vehicle specifications against our requirements. 

Cape York Tour FAQ's 


β€’ StarLink Wifi - internet when we're camped remotely.
β€’ Exclusive riverside campsite on the first night.
β€’ Dinner on the first night at the Lion's Den Hotel, with transfers.
β€’ 3 dinners: Lion's Den, Atherton Pagoda Chinese, as well as Bramwell Station dinner & entertainment (an institution on the Cape!).
β€’ 1 Lunch - prawn salad rolls on Chilli Beach from the Portland Roads "Out of the Blue" CafΓ©.
β€’ Thursday Island Ferry and Sightseeing  bus trip - full day tour.
β€’ Weipa Mine & Town Tour - 3 hour tour (get ready for a factual mind explosion! There's more to Weipa than holes in the ground).
β€’ Western Cape Eco-Tour Sunset Cruise - 3 hour tour (complete with bubbly, beer & nibbles while the sun goes down over the Gulf of Carpentaria).
β€’ Jardine Ferry fees .
β€’ All campground fees including: Archer River Roadhouse, Merluna Stn, Weipa Campground, Bramwell Stn, Loyalty Beach Campground, Hann River Roadhouse campground.
β€’ National Park entrance & camping fees including: Lakefield NP, Eliot Falls NP, Iron Range NP.
β€’ Highlights of the Old Tele Track - Palm Creek, Gunshot Creek, Cockatoo Creek, Fruitbat & Eliot Falls (without wrecking your vehicle).
β€’ Pre-tour help and advice on vehicle and gear setup.
β€’ All the arrangements and bookings for the tour (just get yourself, your gear and vehicle to Cooktown for our first night). 
β€’ Full-time, professional tour guide/4WD instructor with a Cert IV qualification in 4WD training & current first aid certificate.
β€’ "On-tour"  help and advice throughout the entire trip over the 2-way radio. (You will be warned of oncoming traffic and hazards. Your guide will co-ordinate with oncoming vehicles on the tight tracks. On difficult sections, your guide will be out of their vehicle to help you and instruct you personally).
β€’ Reliable lead vehicle with all safety, recovery, communications and emergency equipment - Satphone and Garmin inReach (tracker, emergency beacon & satellite texting), winch, snatch straps, Max Trax etc. -  You don't have to carry recovery gear, but you can if you like (most people carry a spade, Max Trax, a snatch strap and the appropriate shackles).
β€’ A day off "Up the Top" for an optional fishing trip or just a day off.
β€’ Tyre changing and mechanical assistance.
β€’ Spare 2-way radios.
β€’ Bird and Animal spotting, photography & spotlighting sessions - esp. in Iron Range National Park; bird/animal ID books and apps.


 β€’ 4WD Vehicle, fuel, food (other than stated above), camping gear, insurance (vehicle and personal).  
β€’ Any other optional extras - eg. Fishing charter in Bamaga/Seisia (let us know well in advance if you want to go, spaces are limited $490pp); helicopter scenic flights at Weipa or Seisia.


β€’ This tour is suitable for off-road camper trailers - please discuss your trailer with us if applicable. 
β€’ A high clearance 4X4 vehicle with low range. 
β€’ Upgraded, heavy duty suspension - even on a new vehicle. Standard suspension will not cope with the rough roads.
β€’ All terrain tread pattern LT tyres (Light Truck construction) with over 60% tread remaining (ie. about 7mm min). A second spare is not mandatory for this tour). Discuss suitable tyre types with us. Not all LT's are created equal. 
β€’ Fuel range of 600 km is required for this tour. There is generally plenty of fuel available along the way.
β€’ 40L water storage - plenty of water available along the trip route.
β€’ Tyre deflator and digital tyre pressure gauge.
β€’ Good quality compressor with a gauge with a trigger so that you can read the pressure quickly.
β€’ Good quality UHF radio base set (Uniden, GME or Oricom recommended) fitted into your vehicle by a UHF specialist installer, and a substantial aerial - 6.6dbi, 1 - 1.2m in length, with large base - 30mm (not the slim springy ones. These will break on the corrugations).
β€’ Some spares are required to be carried eg. air, oil and fuel filters, fan belt. A full list is provided on booking.
β€’ A mechanical checklist is to be completed and returned by a qualified mechanic at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
β€’ An medical form is to be completed and submitted at least 2 weeks before departure.
β€’ A tent or camp set up that is EASY TO PUT UP AND TAKE DOWN. This should take no longer than 15 mins each time (this will make or break your trip).
β€’ Insurance - make sure your insurance company covers your vehicle for off-road driving. NRMA/RACQ etc will not recover your vehicle from remote tracks. Only Club 4X4 Insurance will pay for your vehicle recovery in remote situations. There is an option with Club 4X4 to get up to $30,000 for remote recoveries. (Our vehicle is insured with Club 4X4 but we are NOT sponsored by them).
β€’ Travel Insurance - as with any holiday, you should get travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances (such as remote medical evacuation).


Yes you can. Hire a fully equipped 4WD Vehicle from our trusted supplier, Overlander Adventures, in Brisbane (other locations coming soon). Click here for information about the Hilux 4WD Camper.


Itineraries are provided once your deposit has been received. 

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change depending on track conditions, weather, vehicle issues, border restrictions etc. 

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