Cape York Safari (13 days)

The thought of visiting the ‘Tip of Australia’ appeals to a lot of people, but the logistics of getting there has always proven to be a barrier. Kirkhope Aviation Outback Air Tours solve the problem with a stunning 13-day Cape York safari that includes outback Queensland, the Gulf of Carpentaria, and the Torres Strait Islands.

Book your tour early and save $1,000!

Departing Jun 29 2019. Use code CAPE290619. Expires: Mon 31 Dec 2018.

Departing Aug 24 2019. Use code CAPE240819. Expires: Mon 25 Feb 2019.

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It’s an incredible way to see so many iconic locations: exotic scenery, interesting characters, and unique birds and wildlife, whilst making your way to the Tip of Australia and back. Cape York 4WD tours are included, and if you’re keen to wet the line, we can also arrange fishing tours at Cape York.

Like all Kirkhope Aviation Outback Air Tours, it’s fully inclusive — all you need to bring is your hat, sunscreen, sunnies, and some money for souvenirs!

Cape York Air Safari is available on demand if your preferred travel date is not listed in the tour schedule below. Give us a call if you’d like to know more.

Next Tour Dates

Jun 29 - Jul 11, 2019 More Details
Aug 24 - Sep 05, 2019 More Details

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KIRKHOPE 02
It was a thrill to see outback sights that we hadn’t had the opportunity to experience before. The whole itinerary, including the ground tours, was excellent. Tony – you were great company and good fun, and made the whole trip so enjoyable. We are very satisfied customers.
Max and Anne March 2017
Tour Highlights
  • See three states in 13 days.
  • Small group with personal attention
  • Remote locations
  • Aussie bucket list locations like Birdsville, Longreach and the 'Tip of Australia’
  • Stockman’s Hall of Fame
  • Quality accommodation
  • Great food throughout the whole tour
  • Fishing, swimming, snorkelling
  • Visit three Torres Strait Islands
  • Amazing Aboriginal rock art
  • Get to the top of Australia without the rough corrugated road trip
Tour Inclusions

Itinerary: Cape York Safari (13 days)

Days 1 & 2

Day 1: Melbourne to Birdsville

It’s an action packed first day of your Gulf and Cape York Air Safari as you depart Moorabbin Airport at 8 am for a short flight to Broken Hill for fuel.

Back in the air to Innamincka for a late lunch and a visit of the historic Inland Mission which was established in 1929.

Then, it’s on to Birdsville via the spectacular Coongie Lakes area. Once we have landed in Birdsville, we travel for sunset drinks at Big Red, the first of 1,140 parallel dunes in the Simpson Desert. To end the day, we have dinner and stay in one of Australia’s most iconic pubs — the Birdsville Hotel.

Day 2: Birdsville to Lawn Hill

This morning, we depart early for Mt Isa for a quick refuel, before flying down to the Lawn Hill National Park. Your aircraft will land a short walk from your tent or cabin accommodation at Adels Grove, overlooking the stunning Lawn Hill Creek.

In the early afternoon, a 20-minute drive will have you at Lawn Hill Gorge — one of the most spectacular gorges in the Gulf Country, with luscious tropical vegetation, sheer red cliffs and enchanting green water.

An electric powered boat will take you on a 2 hour cruise through the gorge to it’s summit, where you’ll find yourself in a small oasis with a beautiful waterfall. A swim at the falls and nearby bubbling spa is sometimes available. Then it’s back to Adels Grove for pre-dinner drinks in the open-air restaurant and bar before dinner.

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KIRKHOPE 02
Just wanted to be sure to Thank You and Rob (before we get to traveling again) for a fantastic experience: we couldn’t be happier! Thank you and thank you again!
Gail & Matt April 2017

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