Category: Cape York

The great Cape York adventure is coming to a close

We’re on our way south again. We’ve crossed the Jardine, which for me signifies the end of our time on the Cape. I know we’re officially still here, but I know it’s coming to an end. The time taken to go south is much less than to go north. What took us 3 ½ days …

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SuperMario in the bush

We’re back in the bush, on the northern bank of the Jardine, loving the peace and the solitude. It took us two and a half weeks to get from Cairns to the top of the Cape, driving for miles across deep corrugations, along rutted and barely passable roads, through rugged and wild country side and …

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The world’s trash ends up on Cape York beaches

The eastern side of the Cape York Peninsular has some of the world’s most beautiful, remote, wild, almost untouched (I’d say pristine, but they’re not and I hate that that word is used wrongly so often) beaches. Except they’re filthy.

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A week at the Top of Australia

We’ve spent a week pottering around the Northern Peninsular Area, finding history, fishing (mostly unsuccessfully), camping on remote beaches and meeting new people. The history of the Cape is fascinating – as is a lot of Australian history if it would only be taught properly in schools.

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Cape York tourism isn’t very well developed

The Northern Peninsular Area, of which the Tip is only one part, has a lot of history and there’s a lot to see. If you can find it.

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We made it!

We made it! The northern-most point of the Australian mainland. There is no describing the rugged beauty of this isolated outcrop of rock, and the thrill of standing on it. So I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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