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Cape York Australia is the northern most tip of Queensland, and is one of the most isolated regions in Australia. The majority of the area is essentially rugged landscape, and this wide wilderness area is inhabited by just over 10,000 people.
 
 
 
   
 

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To view this intense landscape, you will have to be prepared to embark on one of Australia's great road adventures. Keeping in mind that the peninsula is the size of Victoria, with few sealed roads, you may wish to employ one of the several tour organisations to show you this unique part of Queensland.

Although much of Cape York is sparsely populated, there are settlements at Cooktown, Lakeland, Laura, Coen, and Weipa, and Aboriginal communities at Wujal Wujal, Hopevale, Lockhart River, Injinoo, New Mapoon, Umagico, Old Mapoon, Napranum, Aurukun, Pormparaaw, and Kowanyama. Torres Strait Islander communities on the mainland are Bamaga and Seisia.

Cape York has some of the world's most extensive and ancient rock painting galleries around the town of Laura. 1/5th of Australia's remaining tropical rainforests are found on Cape York. With its many rivers, Cape York Peninsula contributes as much as a quarter of Australia's surface runoff. The main industries are tourism, mining, fishing and cattle.

Two distinct seasons exist at Cape York, the wet and the dry. During the wet season all roads are cut of and virtually all road transport stops. Therefore, the best time to travel within the area is between June and November. It is safer to take one of the tours offered instead of a self-drive tour. Also without a 4WD most roads cannot be taken as rivers need to be crossed. Services are also limited.

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Several places along the way have basic motel-style or cabin accommodation, and there are some resorts as well as caravan parks, but mostly you'll need your own tent or (4WD) campervan, if you want to stay in any of the more interesting places.  [Cape York Accommodation]
   
 

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