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Riding Ability

Cape York Motorcycle Adventures has been operating since 1990. Tour guide and owner, Roy Kunda knows every trail in the region and has taken riders of all ability from backpacker novices to world motorcycle champions. He has shared this knowledge with every tour guide on staff.

If you are licensed for a motorcycle (a learner permit is sufficient on some tours), and are competent in traffic, have courage and confidence to try new styles then you will be fine to ride. Our tour guides are there to help you along the way whether that is to teach you a new technique or challenge the skills you have. Riding in a group with the comfort of a support vehicle means every contingency from a flat tyre to a drowned bike will be looked after. CYMCA is an all-inclusive company offering equal access to people with a disability. Our support vehicle has a spare seat for those who cannot ride.

Almost every type of off-road condition will be encountered, except snow!

Read Our Safety Guide.


All riders must comply with Cape York Motorcycle Adventures rules and regulations, sign an indemnity form and be licensed for a motorcycle. The tour operates in remote areas with dangerous wildlife, deep waters and other road users and the operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary due to road, weather, operational or safety considerations. The operator has a zero-tolerance policy and reserves the right to refuse any rider at any time including for medical or behavioral concerns. The operator is not responsible or liable for any travel-related losses, loss or damage of personal belongings or for personal injury, accident or illness, however caused. We do operate in bad weather and it is the last call to cancel due to weather conditions. The operator reserves the right to change motorcycles, support vehicles, staff, tour routes and tour dates at any time.


A 20% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Full payment for the tour is required 30 days prior to departure. Please take out a Travel Insurance Policy at the time of booking!

Cancellation Policy

I acknowledge that I am requested to lodge a security deposit of $2,000 on top of the tour payment, this is to cover any damage to the Motorcycle that will be ridden by me. I also acknowledge that I will be liable to pay for any damage to this motorcycle caused by me up to this amount.

A 20% deposit is required to confirm your booking. This deposit is non-refundable so please take out travel insurance at the time of your booking. Final payment is required 30 days prior to your departure date.

Cancelling after booking confirmation, but prior to your final payment, your 20% deposit is non-refundable.

If cancelling after final payment has been received:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure date – 75% is refunded.
  • Between 21 and 14 days prior to departure date – 50% is refunded.
  • Between 14 and 7 days prior to departure date – 25% is refunded.
  • Less than 7 days prior to departure date – No refund.

You may hold over your tour for up to 12 months if you are unable to attend on the chosen date, any payments made toward your account will be valid, however, the above policy will stand.


Our guides are trained in first aid and carry mobile telephones and a satellite telephone. In addition, our support vehicle is equipped with a First aid chest as recommended by the Royal Flying Doctor service. You will be briefed on conditions daily and supplied with a detailed safety manual.

Website Information

This website was written by several writers with their own thoughts and opinions, each tour is different with many variables to be considered. You should not take the words as a literal representation of your experience. The operator reserves the right to refuse a rider, change the route or date of any tour, and change the motorcycle fleet or brand, at any time and we have no control over the weather or other operators and suppliers in the area that we travel.

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