Almost 1,000km from Cairns, Cape York is the northernmost point of the Australian continent. The Cape York peninsula, a wild and sparsely populated wilderness area, is bordered on the west by the Gulf of Carpentaria and on the east by the Coral Sea. This undeveloped region of Australia, situated across the Torres strait from Papua New Guinea is gateway to the vast, rugged wilderness of the north and has nine national parks which are each larger than 1,000 hectares (2,470 acres).
Cape York has abundant wildlife and 40 species of mammals are found in the rainforest areas. From here view Cape York and visit Pajinka Wilderness Lodge. Not far from the rocky tip of the continent is Frangipani Beach. Stroll along the boardwalk behind the beach as the rainforest canopy is a birdwatcher's paradise, particularly in summer when rare rainforest birds migrate from Papua New Guinea.
There are no cruises currently listed for this port of call.