You’ve booked, now we can help you prepare for the trip of a lifetime! What to bring, getting here and more.

The Cape York Motorcycle Adventures head office is in Cairns, the largest city in Far North Queensland, with all the features of a larger destination, including Cairns International Airport.

Direct flights are available from around Australia on any of the three main domestic carriers Qantas, Virgin, Jetstar you’ll also be able to find information on Webjet. International visitors may find direct flights or alternately take connecting flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. The Cairns Airport is located close to the city, with most hotels offering free pickups from the Airport. You can come specifically for one of our tours, or incorporate a trek in your tropical northern holiday.

A holiday here will never be forgotten.

Cape York Motorcycle Adventures What To Bring On Tour

What To Wear When Riding

We recommend you bring and wear appropriate motorcycle gear at all times.

  • Sturdy, breathable and fast drying trousers (Nylon Motorcycle pants)
  • Protective Jacket (Nylon or other light weight material with armor)
  • Motorcycle Boots (Knee high and don’t forget a couple of pairs of thick socks)
  • Motorcycle Helmet (Dirt bike style, suitable for dust and mud)
  • Elbow & Knee Guards, Gloves and Goggles are all essential

If you have your own gear, please bring it, for comfort and assured fit. If not, we can supply the pieces that are missing from your personal kit. Bring a small backpack for personal items while riding. If you wish to carry a camera, you may also want to bring a bum-bag so that it is easily accessible.

Cape York Motorcycle Adventures What To Bring On Tour

What To Wear / Bring For When You’re Not Riding

Remember you are in riding gear all day, so few other clothes are needed, and there are washing facilities along the way. Space is minimal, so please keep it to a small sports bag size (maximum 45cm in length). If in doubt leave it out!

  • A couple of pairs of shorts and T-shirts
  • One light sweat shirt and one pair of jeans or tracksuit pants
  • One pair of sneakers or thongs
  • A Towel and toiletries
  • Swimwear
  • Torch
  • Money for souvenirs and entertainment along the way

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, we are only too happy to help you in any way. Call (07) 4055 0050 or email

Cairns & Tropical Far North Queensland

Cairns is a popular destination with domestic and international tourists alike, there’s a wide range of activities to keep you entertained, whilst you relax in this tropical paradise.

We can assist you with accommodation bookings and recommend the Pullman Hotel chain, part of the Accor Hotels Group. See Pullman Cairns International; Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort; Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort.

We can also assist with other tour bookings and recommend these Eco-Certified operators: Great Adventures for the Great Barrier Reef; Passions of Paradise for scuba diving the reef; Undara for Outback Australia; Skyrail Rainforest Cableway; Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures; Cape Tribulation Fruit Farm; Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Cape York Motorcycle Adventures What To Bring On Tour

What a brilliant trip. We went with a group of 11, some never ridden a bike before (seriously), all the way to myself who has raced motocross and enduro for years. Complete mix of rideable terrain and challenging trails to keep everyone happy. Great food, great people, extremely capable bike for the job at hand. Looking forward to returning for a longer trip.

James Deacon

We just finished the 7 day bucket list Cairns to the Tip Tour, which was an awesome adventure that we had an incredible time on. It was very well run and supported by the team from start to finish. Bikes were reliable, tracks were great, camp spots were good and the food was fantastic.

Nathan Wright

Just finished our first trip with these guys and what a cracker of a trip it was. Only did the three day one, but will be back 100% to go all the way to top next time. New bikes, can’t complain about that. Roy knows a lot about the area and shared his knowledge of Cape York and Cairns with us. Awesome feeds on the way too. Highly recommend these guys. Can’t wait to come back next year to go all the way.

Troy Russell

Absolutely great time and some top, flat out tracks. The boys are easy to get along with and made it such a great experience for us. Thanks legends.

Luke Sirca

A big thanks to the CYMA crew, we have just returned back to New Zealand after travelling over with a group of mates to do the 8 day trip to the Cape, and loved every minute of it! We would highly recommend Roy, Renae, Westie & Graham to anyone looking for an off road adventure in Australia, any day. Once we arrived and got going on the bikes we relaxed straight away, as absolutely everything was sorted for us, all we had to do was follow the leader. We met some great people along the way, and on the trip we went to some stunning places that will give us life long memories. We look forward to catching up with you guys again soon.

Yvette Hejl

Unreal, top spot, the best, you should go. The people are the nicest you could meet and will do whatever they can to make your trip all that it could be.

Greg Hodder

This really was the trip of a lifetime. I hadn't been to the tip of Australia and thought that the first time would be in a 4WD, but it turned out to be on a motorbike with these legends. They have been doing it for 29 year and it shows. Saw so many amazing things and got to go along the Old Telegraph Track, which was amazing. Stunning camp sites, great guys and a well-run experience. We got a few flats and I came off a few times, but they were always there to help. Loved every minute of it!

Phil Warring

Me and my son Charlie recently did the Cairns to Cape York dirt bike trip. It was an amazing bonding experience for us. The country ever changing was beautiful, it’s reminded me why I love Australia. The boys Roy, Jeremy and Westy made the whole experience humble. All round fun with great professional attitude. The camps are special and so was the banter, me and Charlie had a ball.

James Watson

Highly recommend Roy and his team; seamlessly organised a trip with 11 blokes and it was an incredible experience, from the first email to the last km. The riding through the Daintree and Cape Trib speaks for itself, bloody epic, and Roy and Jeremy were amazing hosts and guides. We’ll be back!

Elliott Waldron

It was 20 years ago I did my first trip with Roy, best holiday ever. I went again in 98 and looking at another in 2017.

Ross Wilson

Excellent Adventure! Great riding, food & company. VERY well organized. First looked at doing a Cape ride over 10 years ago, glad I finally ticked it off. I'll be doing another CYMCA ride, one day. 5 stars.

Cary Myler

As good as it gets. Roy, Westy and young Jake made the trip for us and would be the best guides in FNQ by a mile. Trip of a lifetime!

Ashley Austin

Had a great time on the 3 day ride with Roy, really enjoyed our time with him and the places we visited. Fantastic accommodation and awesome food everywhere we stayed, couldn't have asked for more. Thanks again Roy we will be back.

Michael Skrokov

Great 8 days. Had a ball right from the start. Mark was brilliant and Roy was fantastic sharing his knowledge at nights, I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to go to the tip.

Shane O’Bryan

I booked a Cape York 8 day ride for myself and 5 mates through Renae. She went out of her way to offer advice and accommodate us. The ride itself was everything we had hoped for and more. Roy and his team, including our gourmet bush chief Westie, were fantastic. I can't recommend Cape York Motorcycles Adventures enough, don't get sucked into going with any of the other imposters, there is a reason Roy and Renae have been doing this for 30 years.

Mark B

I went on a trip with my Dad and Roy a few years ago, which was one of the most fun and memorable experiences I've had. It was an awesome bonding experience and we saw some of the most beautiful parts of Australia. He knows the country really well, with lots of hidden places to visit. He was also great at adapting to any situation; we were impressed with the trackside maintenance on the bikes. We had good laughs the whole way along, probably nothing better than a week of riding bikes by day, cracking a cold beer at night and enjoying good company. Hopefully get an opportunity to go all the way up to the Cape another time!

Andrew Klink

This is an amazing family business with quality tours, that you really have to experience to believe. Guaranteed adventure and enjoyment!

Peta Smerdon

Outstanding trip. Great catering for different riding capabilities. Loved CREB track challenge. Would do it again.

Daniel Sharpe

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