Australia is a country with so many unique travelling opportunities. From hiking to water sports, to the diversity of the different regions in OZ, it’s definitely difficult to choose where to spend your time here.
Off the well-known beaten tourist track of is Cape York Peninsula, also known as the most northern tip of mainland Australia. A short walk from the beach takes you to the tip of Australia; a rocky base marked with only a sign to landmark you’ve made it. This iconic point is very much still in it’s natural state despite the increasing amount of tourists venturing to this isolated area each year.
How To Get Here
There are two main tracks that will take you to Cape York, but are 4WD only and not accessible during wet season. This is a one of a kind road trip through the tropics and abundant wilderness of Far-North Queensland.
+++My personal experience+++
Arrive in style at the tip! Scenic tours run from both the mainland and the Torres Straits. Enjoy the views from above on the short ride over to Cape York, where you circle the tip before landing directly on the beach (cue paparazzi). From here, complete the short walk to be on the tip and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. This was my first time in a helicopter; it was such an incredible experience to explore FNQ this way!
Completely surrounded by water, sailing up the coast or from the Torres Straits is a great way to see this landmark.
Don’t Miss …
If you do visit the tip, you absolutely MUST head over to Punsand Bay to the Corrugation Beach Bar & Restaurant for some delicious wood-over pizza and an ice-cold bevy to end the day right! This location is virtually untouched other than this rustic camping/lodge, complete with white-sand and turquoise blue water views (croc infested, of course). After I visited the tip, I went over here for lunch and once again the helicopter landed on the beach with front door service to the restaurant.