The state of Queensland offers all its splendor at north of Cairns, on the peninsula with an arrow form which pointing to New Guinea. This territory with aboriginal tradition, dense forests, canyons, swamps and tracks which the rivers erased during the wet season, was colonized a century ago by gold prospectors. Currently, cities offer experiences to know all the faces of the Australian bush.

Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Landscape of Cape York Peninsula, Australia

Landscape of Cape York Peninsula, Australia

1. Cooktown

It’s where James Cook landed in 1770. Today, it is a lively city coast surrounded by five national parks. The Endeavour River can only be visited by boat.

Cooktown Coast

Cooktown Coast

Cooktown, Endeavour River

Cooktown, Endeavour River

2. Jardine River National Park

The river that gives its name crosses it from south to north through canyons with waterfalls and large areas of rainforest. The first Europeans, named this area: wet wilderness, for the abundance of water and the lack of pasture for livestock.

Jardine River National Park

Jardine River National Park

3. Weipa

Popular with fishing enthusiasts, this town on the west coast is also advisable to know the culture of the Outback (inland areas) for the rodeo festival that welcomes in August.

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4. Oyala Thumotang National Park

Its rainforest is home to the cockatoo birds and the Sarus crane. As in the rest of the peninsula, the rivers and lakes are populated by crocodiles.

Oyala camp view

Oyala camp view

Cockatoo bird

Cockatoo bird

Sarus crane

Sarus crane

5. Lakefield National Park

In one of the most varied of the York peninsula. Protect forests of eucalyptus, aboriginal remains, mangroves, termite mounds or lagoons that attract many birds.

Meandering river system, lakefield national park.

Meandering river system, lakefield national park.

6. Iron Range National Park

The beach with Chilly Beach palm trees is an excellent place to start or end the tour reservation of upholstered rainforest and meadows of heather. From Mount Tozer (10 min. ascent) and the path of Old Coen Track (5 hours of easy route) almost all habitats are contemplated.

Iron Range National Park

Iron Range National Park

Mount Tozer

Mount Tozer

7. The Mitchell River

Born at south of Cairns and crosses to the west coast. The first section is a great place to go canoeing, the lodges blend perfectly with the environment.

Mitchell River

Mitchell River