tag along tour
Start your once in a lifetime experience with Cape York Guided Tours!
Can I drive?
Tag along cape york
Tag Along with us in your own 4WD. You must BYO all your own bedding, chairs, snacks, beverages, utensils etc.. And no need to worry about cooking most meals as we have included those too!
Theres a Vehicle Checklist available to make sure you've done all you can to have a reliable safe vehicle.
What do we offer that others don't? Actually Lots!
Smaller groups meaning we can customise and be more flexible. What ever your 4WD experience is we will look after you.
We only do Cape York Tours! The owner is your guide and is very knowledgeable of Cape York this is all we do all year and we're the local guys!
We are the only Tag Along that fully caters most of the tour.
We book & pay all camping, National Park Permits, Daintree River Ferry, Jardine River Ferry whilst on Tour. Mossman Gorge Tour & Merluna Station Cattle Tour is included in price. How exciting! All the Add on Tours are now included too.
If you would like to leave your Caravan in Cairns let us know where we can recommend secure storage.
Please note if towing a camper trailer theres a $150 ferry & park surcharge.
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why choose US?
In the comfort of your own vehicle Travel to Australia’s northernmost region and experience some of our countries best destinations. We have been adventuring around these lands for decades and can show you some of the most remote and isolated locations of Cape York. We have 2 vehicles a lead and tail to support you so be rest assured no one gets left behind. Don't worry if you don't have much experience of dirt tracks, water crossings and corrugations the team will help and advise along the way.
about the tour
Where will we go?
- The Daintree Rainforest
- Mossman Gorge
- Daintree Ferry
- Alexandria Lookout
- Daintree Ice- Cream
- Wujal Wujal Falls
- Lions Den Hotel
- Cooktown Heritage Museum
- Black Mountain
- Isabell Falls
- Old Laura Homestead
- Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park*
- White Lily & Pink Lily Lagoons*
- Musgrave Station
- 28 Mile Lagoon
- Bauxite Mine Tour & Sunset Cruise
- Moreton Telegraph Station
- Eliot Falls National Park
- Eliot/ Twin Falls & Saucepan
- Old Telegraph Track*
- Canal & Sams Creeks
- Jardine River Ferry
- Pajinka "The Tip"
- Punsand Bay
- Island Tour; Thursday/ Horn/ Roko
- Fruitbat Falls
- Merluna Cattle Station
- Coen Museum
- Hann River
- Quinkan Cultural Centre*
- Split Rock Aboriginal Rock Art
- Palmer River Roadhouse
What will WE see?
We do all the planning and guide you along some of the most exciting and isolated 4WD tracks in Cape York. Our lands are rich with fresh water holes, we’ve got famous tracks everywhere to explore. From rainforests to beaches, from fresh water springs to dry barron lands we see alot. Let’s book in your trip! Just give us a call.
What WE CATER
On a Tag Along Tour you will enjoy the convenience of a mostly fully catered menu of wholesome meals as per the Itinerary.
Breakfast – Choice of Breakfast Cereals and Museli with Full Cream Milk, Toast & Condiments. Billy Tea and Plunger Coffee. Hot Breakfasts some mornings and also may have left over dinner Toasted Sandwiches or Bubble & Squeak.
Lunch – will be a selection of sandwich meats and salads with either bread, wraps or salada & condiments with Billy Tea and Coffee.
Dinner – Open fire spit roasts, camp oven meals & dumplings, stir- fries, pastas, seafood and curry's. Accompanied with either Roasted Vegetables, Salads, Pastas, Rice, Dumplings or Dampers.
Desserts/ Supper - As always; Billy Tea, Coffee, Hot Milo, Campfire Marshmallows. Some nights we may offer depending time restrictions a camp oven dessert like Good old fashioned yummy Apple Crumble or Rum Fruit Cake with Ice Cream/ Custard.
We have carefully planned these meals where we provide that there are no other availability in purchasing meals, to try and keep it easier and convenient for you.
Tag a longs; You will need to provide your own chairs, cups, cutlery and plates for any catered meals and of course any beverages you wish to drink.
On a Ride Along Tour We provide all your eating utensils. You may purchase your own snacks & beverages along the way. Please be aware of limits of baggage/ refer to the FAQ'S for more info.
When we do camp at caravan parks, road houses and such we like to support those business as best we can… And because we’re local guys we know the best watering holes and tucker to enjoy.
Cape York Guided Tours reserves the right to change or alter meals, subject to conditions, time restraints, weather or local unavailability of fresh produce. We will try our best but please note we traveling to remote destinations and are extremely limited for especially fresh salad options etc..
If you have any food intolerances, or dietary requirements please contact us and we will try our best to cater for you.
What will WE PROVIDE?
Cape York Adventure Tours
Tag Along with us from Cairns to Cape York with the local family business. We only offer Cape York Adventure Tours; because we are Cape York Obsessed!
Let us showcase to you why the Cape is becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations. With all the adventure seekers out there, looking for a local run guided tour you will never forget in Cape York. We provide 2 vehicle support. We plan and book everything along the way. All ferries, national park permits and camping is all paid on Tour. Just have your vehicle ready to hit the track have a look at our Vehicle Checklist for more detailed version.
What shall we pack?
What IS NOT INCLUDED?
Theres not a whole lot that we don't include. Of course you must provide your own reliable 4wd vehicle, spare parts, spare tyres, spare fuel, oils, etc.. Any snacks, beverages, drinking water, tents/ bedding and all linen. Also your own camping chairs/ cutlery/ plates/ cups etc.
You must have your own insurance and we also recommend travel insurance/ RACQ Top Tier Roadside assistance. We travel to some pretty remote and rugged territory and finding parts or doing repairs can be extremely difficult, so all we hope for is that everyone makes it there and back safe! A little worn and dusty but safe!
is your vehicle ready to go?
Vehicle check list
Just click the link below to be directed to our Checklist page of what we require of your 4WD Vehicle and what we highly recommend.
One for the bucket list and two for the show, get ready adventures seekers!
let’s get on the road and go!
Travelling alone through Queensland, I decided to experience Cape York. I was reluctant to risk it alone, so a tag-along tour sounded like a good idea. Dale suggested I could ride-along in their vehicle, which made a lot more sense!
The trip was well organised, the like-minded company was great, and the adventure memorable. Everyone was very well looked after and the facilities certainly adequate. I was sorry to see the trip end!
The ride-along option was perfect for me, to be able to enjoy the scenery, go to beautiful out-of-the-way places and camp without any hassles.
The vehicles were comfortable and obviously suited for the sometimes rough terrain. The tents and bedding were quite luxurious -- much more comfortable than I'd expected, and the trailer was a work of art -- so well thought out and practical.
Dale and Bones were terrific. They were thoughtful, helpful, efficient, and very patient. They managed to appear relaxed while ensuring that the tour ran smoothly. When difficulties arose Dale always had a Plan B (and maybe even C & D) and things got sorted without any fuss.
Dale took us to places I would otherwise have missed seeing, and his love of the Cape was infectious. His stories about camping with family and friends made the whole experience very special.
Dear Cape York Guided Tours
Thank You for giving us lifetime memories of our trip to the Cape York Peninsula. We had an absolutely fabulous experience with both Dale and Max looking after us and treating us with the best that Cape York had to offer.
We wish all of you the very best in your venture.
Fantastic way to see Cape York. Some great company and amazing places to see. A true camp experience without the hassle of setting up camp! Not to mention the delicious food to go with it. Would recommend to anyone looking to enjoy the full CYGT Adventure.
Joe (Google review)
We chose the Ride Along 12 day Cape York Tour as we are inexperienced at 4 wheel driving and the old telegraph track would be beyond us. Dale & Max live and breathe the Cape and shared their knowledge and experiences with us.
The trip was well organised and the camp oven meals were delicious and varied. We would highly recommend this guided tour to anyone who has doubts of conquering the Cape by themselves.
Laurelle & Brian Mossop (Google Review)
Google Review from Leigh & Wayne, VIC. My husband and I have just returned from an absolutely wonderful 12 days with Cape York Guided tours. We went as ride alongs and could not have envisaged such a great trip. Dale and Bones are fantastic guides and we were also fortunate to have Renae on the trip as well. Food was great, sites visited were great, recommended tours were wonderful and the people in our group were fantastic. Highly recommend this tour. Excellent value for money and the tents were perfect with very comfortable queen beds to sleep.