Top 5 things planning tours to Cape York

Exploring Cape York and its surroundings could be among the best experiences of your life, but only if you know what you’re doing. Before you embark on your journey to discover all that this area has to offer, make sure that you’ve taken into account the following five factors when planning tours to Cape York.

  • Book guided tours when visiting the Daintree rainforest
  • There are many factors to consider when booking guided tours, but here are the top five things not to take lightly while planning tours to Cape York.
  • Make sure the tour guide is knowledgeable about the area and can provide interesting commentary about flora and fauna.
  • Check that the tour company is reputable and has a good safety record.

Don’t forget your insect repellent

Insect repellent is a must when touring Cape York. The mosquitoes are relentless and can ruin your trip if you’re not prepared. Be sure to pack enough for everyone in your group, and reapply often. We recommend 30% DEET lotion or cream. Don’t forget your first aid kit: You never know what might happen out there on the trails of Cape York. Its recommended to pack Band-Aids, ibuprofen, water purification tablets, sunscreen, and bug spray just in case! Have your camera ready: You will be stunned by the beauty of the landscape so don’t forget to document it!

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Have extra cash on hand for accommodation, activities and unexpected events

 When you’re planning your tour to Cape York, make sure you have some extra cash on hand for any unexpected events.  Accommodation and activities can be expensive, so it’s important to budget accordingly. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of transportation – both getting to and from Cape York.  If you’re travelling with a group, make sure everyone is on the same page in terms of what they can afford to spend.  And finally, always remember to have fun!

Be aware of croc sightings in the Daintree river

1.5m salties have been known to cruise the Daintree River, and although they’re mostly harmless, they can be dangerous if you’re not careful. If you’re planning on swimming in any of the rivers or creeks in the area, be sure to check for croc sightings first. Be aware of the tides when swimming or fishing off the coast – some areas can have strong currents that can sweep you out to see if you’re not careful.

Get away from the main road

Many people who come to Cape York are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The best way to do this is by getting away from the main road and exploring the many hidden gems that the area has to offer.  Make sure you have a reliable vehicle. The last thing you want is to get stranded in the middle of nowhere. Pack plenty of food and water to stay hydrated and energetic.

If you are planning for any upcoming tours to Cape York, then hope you found the above article useful to plan your trip accordingly.