FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
Far North Queensland is an absolute paradise for four-wheel drive adventurers. Renowned for the unspoilt rainforest, rugged mountain ranges and stunning coastline, this region provides some seriously beautiful locations to explore. There is no doubt, however, that Cape York is the most iconic four-wheel drive expedition in these parts.
The ultimate goal is usually to reach the most northerly point of the Australian mainland and get a photo with THAT sign. However, you soon discover that the journey is just as important as the destination. There are plenty of route options to ponder, all of which are a unique experience in themselves.
The Old Telegraph Track is a bucket list destination for most serious four-wheel-drive travellers. With its infamous Gunshot Creek crossing and plenty of other challenging sections, it will really put your 4WDing skills and your vehicle to the test.
The breathtaking scenery is really something to behold in itself though. A swim at the absolutely stunning Fruit Bat Falls and Elliott Falls is a truly memorable experience.
The Bloomfield Track, from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown, is a spectacular way to see the World Heritage Daintree National Park. It will give you a real taste of the unspoilt rainforests of this Far North Queensland region.
The CREB track is a seriously technical four-wheel-drive challenge, but with some outstanding mountain views and scenery. The Old Coach Road from Maytown to Laura will also test out your suspension and lockers. You will wonder how a coach ever made it through, given how hard it is in a modern 4WD!
Maytown itself is well worth a visit, with remnants of the former goldrush town visible everywhere. Lakefield and Cape Melville National Parks are also stunning locations and offer some picturesque scenery and camp spots. Just watch out for those crocodiles!
Despite the huge variety of adventures along the way, “The Tip” itself is still pretty darn impressive. You will certainly have earned that photo by the time you get there though! Then it’s time to enjoy a celebratory drink at the Punsand Bay campground, overlooking the Arafura Sea.