This one is known by many names. The trip of a lifetime. The ultimate bucket list item. A rider’s dream.

Saddle-up sunshine as one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be a bumpy ride, and you’re going to love every damn action-packed minute.

You’ll get wet, it’ll get wild and we’ll be roaring, racing and riding through an ever-changing landscape, that represents the best of Australian dirtbike adventures. Shale and red clay flats, deep gullies and washouts, creek crossings, grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves and mudflats.

This is the real deal adventure that dirtbike motorcycle enthusiasts seek. If you’re gonna do it, do it right with Cape York Motorcycle Adventures.

You’ll think you died and went to motorcycle heaven.


  • World Heritage listed Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Parks
  • Jardine and Lakefield National Park
  • Fish the rivers and billabongs for the elusive Barramundi
  • Laura, home of the Quinkan Aboriginal Paintings dating back 14,000 years
  • View World War II relics
  • Swim in nature’s own spas below crystal clear waterfalls

Your Adventure In Detail

It’s Sunday morning and after a briefing, we’re ready to go. We leave the city of Cairns behind us as we head out onto the first dirt tracks. You almost can’t contain yourself. The sense of adventure is in the air and adrenaline is pumping through your veins.

The first rainforest trails are full of life, and in stark contrast to the shale and red clay flats we cross, as we make our way to Cape Tribulation on the old “Cairns Regional Electricity Board”, locally known as the CREB track. The track is world-famous and takes you right through the heart of the Daintree Rainforest. It’s one of the best tracks for challenging rides, dotted with crystal clear creek crossings, and the hilly terrain has stunning views at each tip. Our skilled guides help you navigate the water, hill and rock hazards.

Take your breath away …

If there’s any breath left in your body, the stunning scenery of The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest will take it clean away. The area where these two well-known World Heritage sites meet, make once-in-a-lifetime view. You’ll see many more before the week is over.

We stop to view the stunning Bloomfield Falls otherwise known as Wajul Wajul, one of the many treasures of this area, where the Kuku Yalanji clan have lived for tens of thousands of years. This afternoon we enjoy a series of fun-filled trails before we arrive in Cooktown, where we stay overnight at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel. The pub is surrounded by 100-year-old mango trees and sits on the banks of the Little Annan River, perfect for a refreshing swim. The pub was built in 1875 and is a great place to meet the friendly locals and share a few cool beers at the end of our day’s ride.

And that’s just Day 1 …

You’re probably saying to yourself ‘life doesn’t get much better than this’, but the next six days of riding, camping and fishing are so much fun, you’ll think you died and went to motorcycle heaven.

On Day 2 we ride to Kalpowar and camp overnight in Lakefield National Park. Thrills run through your spine as we ride over heaps of challenging terrains. You see it all today, grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, coastal estuaries, mangroves and mudflats. Afterwards you’re left exhausted but with a real sense of achievement.

A crucial part of your experience

As the only eco-certified tour operator, and holders of the necessary insurance cover for you to ride and camp in the National Park, we’re delighted to be able to include this section in your Cape York adventure. We think it’s a crucial part of the overall experience.

Archer River is on the menu for Day 3, and it’s a tasty treat indeed. You enjoy a fun day of riding through the flowing trails that skirt along the East Coast of Princess Charlotte Bay. We come into Coen and enjoy a drink at the ‘Sexchange Hotel’. The camp site is exclusive to CYMCA on a private station, a gorgeous creek bed with coarse sand beaches. The creek curls around tonight’s campsite, so you enjoy a refreshing swim before fishing and relaxing for the evening. Nothing beats the taste of dinner cooked over our campfire flames washed down with a cold beer.

The next day we ride to Elliot Falls. On the way, we race through the wood trails and ride through the twists and turns of volcanic rock. The falls are the perfect place to soothe your aching muscles and take a well-deserved spa. The campsite is nearby and when we get there, you’re presented with cheese platters, wine and beers. The rest of the world is a dim memory as you relax by the campfire, ready to complete your journey.

The next day we stay at Loyalty Beach, a little way out of Seisia. There’s a lot to see today. A series of WW2 relics, plane crash sites and the crazy locals swimming and fishing next to huge fish and sharks. You can add an optional helicopter ride to your trip and it’s well worth doing. The views from the air are simply spectacular and it doesn’t cost much. Because we camp on the west side of the peninsula, the evening sunset is truly stunning.

Then before you know it, the big day arrives …

This is it. It’s time to ‘hit the tip.’ Get THE photograph and put a BIG tick on your bucket list.


The tours are all-inclusive packages. Once you leave Cairns, your only extra expense might be for a cold drink, or a souvenir.

  • Latest model motorcycles
  • All meals
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation
  • National park permit fees
  • Ferries and one-way Flight (between Cairns and Cape York)
  • Riding gear can be supplied if you do not have your own (helmet, boots, knee guards, body amour, pants and jacket or jersey)

What You Need To Know

Here’s our view on this adventure of a lifetime, “you can never repeat a first time” and our motto is “if you’re gonna do it, do it right”.

Most people don’t ever get to tick off all their bucket list items. They keep putting things off until suddenly it’s too late. Life’s for living and if it’s on your bucket list, there’s a reason you put it there. Make a promise to yourself that you’ll do it.

We’re the longest running tour operator. We have more years’ experience than anyone else. We’ve been told our food is awesome (yes really!). We have professional riding guides to teach you all the skills you need. This means we can take you over sand and red clay, through the rivers and creeks and make sure you arrive in one piece.

We go to great lengths to make sure you have the best experience. We buy permits, insurances and certifications that no other operator does. We maintain long-term relationships with landowners that no other operator has. This means we have privileges that no one else does.

Don’t let your dreams pass by

Reach for your wallet and place a deposit with us today, right now. You can use it for any of our tours within the next 24 months. We’ll get in touch to organise your dates and a payment plan that suits you. Are you up for it?


Includes one-way flight between Cairns and Cape York. If you supply your own bike the price is $4,400 (it must be roadworthy and registered). A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to departure. As with all hire vehicles, we require a deposit of $1,600 to be made before departure. This money is refundable upon the safe return of your hire motorcycle. All prices are in Australian (AUD) Dollars and include 10% GST.

April 11, 2021 - April 16, 2021
April 25, 2021 - April 30, 2021
April 24, 2022 - April 29, 2022
May 8, 2022 - May 13, 2022
May 22, 2022 - May 27, 2022
June 5, 2022 - June 10, 2022
July 3, 2022 - July 17, 2022
August 14, 2022 - August 19, 2022
August 28, 2022 - September 2, 2022
September 11, 2022 - September 16, 2022
September 25, 2022 - September 30, 2022
October 9, 2022 - October 14, 2022
October 23, 2022 - October 28, 2022

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