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7 Days Trail Motorcycle Tour in Cape York, Australia

Incredible Cape York Motorcycle Tour

If your dream is to ride a trail bike in remote areas while camping in the great outdoors, observing unique wildlife and Australian history, fishing, swimming, meeting new friends, and having a great time riding the most incredible trails, then you should look no further than North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure to be a part of the adventure of a lifetime!


  • Starts and ends in Cairns
  • Ride via sandstone river crossings
  • Explore the amazing Thursday and Horn Islands
  • Discover the beautiful Bloomfield River Waterfalls
  • One-way Cape York to Cairns airfare
  • Suzuki DRZ400E motorbike hire
  • 6 nights accommodation


6 riding days in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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You will be accommodated at Lions Den on the first night. Starting with night two, you will be camping using the gear provided by North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure.

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  • Bike: rental bike
  • Terrain: off-road
  • Mileage: 1400 kilometers / 870 miles
  • Daily rides: 143 - 263 kilometers / 89 - 163 miles
  • Meals: all meals

Day 1 - Cairns to Lions Den (245 kilometers / 152 miles)

North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairns and head up the Kuranda Range to North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure headquarters for a meet and greet and safety briefing, gear up and jump on your bikes heading straight out onto dirt trails linking up with Black Mountain road through lush rainforest trails heading north to the Daintree River Village for lunch then cross the Daintree River to enter the famous CREB track and the Bloomfield track taking in the sights of the beautiful Bloomfield River waterfalls with countless creek crossings and mountainous tracks arriving at Lions Den for your first night. Hot showers and cold beers await you, it doesn't get any better than this.

Day 2 - Lions Den to Kalpowar Crossing, Lakefield National Park (255 kilometers / 158 miles)

This day will be the longest day. After a yummy breakfast, you will head out passing the strange and wonderful rock / boulder mountain called "Black Mountain" up to historic Cooktown and famous Windy Hill panoramic lookout for some great photo opportunities, then onto the Starke Track which is full of great challenges, sandy sections, and many creek crossings to really put your skills to use. You will notice the scenery dramatically change to savannah grasslands as you come to Kalpowar Crossing where you will camp again under the stars with the warmth and ambiance of the campfire. You can have a chance to catch a Barra and possibly spot a crocodile.

Day 3 - Lakefield National Park to Archer River (244 kilometers / 151.5 miles)

You will be leaving Kalpowar Crossing by tight sandy tracks with a few more creek crossings before meeting up with the support vehicle for refueling before you venture on more exciting trails taking you through the township of Coen, then on to Archer River where you will camp again under the starlit sky with North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure's legendary campfire.

Day 4 - Archer River to Moreton Telegraph Station (250 kilometers / 155 miles)

You will set off early on another exciting day and head through the country on the clear cool inviting upper Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers in the uplands of Cape York Peninsula, Northern Australia and many private trails only accessible to North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure. North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure's exclusive, exotic, fun, and private trails are fantastic and then you camp in a bushland setting on the upper Wenlock River.

Day 5 - Moreton Telegraph Station to Seisia (263 kilometers / 163 meals)

This day will be the most challenging day as you ride the full length of the very scenic Telegraph track with many sandstone river crossings and sandy trails of fun and challenges. Some tour companies will short cut this track at fruit bat falls to rush you up to the tip the same day. At North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure, you will enjoy riding the full length of the Telegraph track and riding to the tip of Cape York and pristine beaches and side tracks the following day. You will pop into Fruit Bat Falls and Elliot Falls for a refreshing swim and lunch and refuel before continuing north to Bamaga to Seisia for camping close to the beach with views of the most awesome sunsets over the ocean.

Day 6 - Ride to the Tip and 5 beaches ride (143 kilometers / 89 miles)

You will be back in the saddle of your mechanical Brumby for your final day ride to venture through a tropical rainforest that twists and turns until the very end of the tip then the last 200 meters' distance is covered by foot over rocky escarpment to the most Northern Tip of Australia. It's time to cheer "we’ve made it" and shake hands, etc. After the tip, you will head out to Somerset and do the awesome 5 beaches ride, then back to camp for North Queensland Trail Bike Adventure's legendary farewell dinner and some good ole karaoke watching the sunset and last night sleeping under the stars.

Day 7 - Seisia to Thursday Island and Horn Island and back to Cairns

There will be an early start to your day as you set off on an ocean voyage across to Thursday Island then boat ride ferry across to Horn Island for lunch and relax by the pool at the local pub, then onto your last leg by air to Cairns down the spectacular East Coast with endless photo opportunities. This will complete your awesome trail bike adventure and ticks that "bucket list".


You must have a motorcycle license or learners and at least 6 months of experience riding on dirt.


Greg McBeth
Greg became a qualified tradesman in panel-beating at the age of 19, working in the industry for 19 years. Greg has always been liking adventure and excitement. Greg has been riding bikes since the age of 11 and in his late teens, he raced Enduro with the Manly Warringah Motorcycle Club on his favorite Suzuki PE 175. Greg continues to ride actively today with all his mates and he is an active committee member and rider of the Cairns Dual Motor Sports Riders Association.
Monique McBeth
Monique started her career in the tourism industry over 30 years ago when her parents operated a world-famous Boutique Dive Resort in the Cayman Islands. Here, she was exposed to the different aspects of dealing with the public and this involvement with tourism sparked her interest at an early age and helped her to decide her future. With her husband Greg, who is highly experienced in motorcycling, Monique saw the opportunity to open their own business in Trail Bike Touring, specializing in tours to Cape York and the local surrounding areas of Cairns / Tablelands and Far North Queensland.


This tour will take place from Cairns to the tip of Australia and back to the Cairns again by air. Your journey will cover several places in Australia including Lions Den, Lakefield National Park, Archer River, Moreton Telegraph Station, Seisia, and Thursday Island as well as Horn Island.


During this tour, you will be served wholesome home cooked meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Snacks

Things to do (optional)

  • Fishing
  • Sightseeing excursions
  • Swimming
  • Tours

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All fuel, oil, and maintenance included
  • Camping gear
  • Daily wholesome home cooked meals
  • One-way Cape York to Cairns airfare
  • Permits, park fees, and ferry fees
  • Professional lead and sweep riders
  • Suzuki DRZ400E motorcycle hire
  • Trailside snacks
  • World-class custom built 4x4 support truck

What's not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Insurance coverage for injury to the rider
  • Optional tours and sightseeing excursions

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.
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