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Top 5 places you need to see in the Cape!

It’s really hard to limit the list to just five things. Honestly, we could list 500 and still not have enough space. That said, the vast majority of us will end up heading up the Cape on a timeframe – no open-ended holidays for us, unfortunately. So, where should you get to, and what should you see?

Top 5 places you need to see in the Cape!

1. The Tip
This one goes without saying. If you’re going this far north, you need to get to the top of this magic country of ours. Make sure you take the camera or at least a phone to get a happy snap!

2. The Waterfalls 
On the northern part of the Tele Track you’ll find Fruit Bat, Eliot and Twin Falls. They’re all as speccy as the next, and you can happily swim at them all. Make sure you get here, and make sure you get a photo!

3. Sam’s Creek
Located on the northern part of the Tele Track, Sam Creek is a smaller creek that has some rather gritty sand in it and camping areas on both sides. What makes this spot get on the list, is the water hole and waterfall. Not the one you’ll see as you drive across, but the one a touch further downstream. On the southern side of the creek, you’ll find a little walking track that heads off into the scrub – follow it. It’s worth it.

4. 5 Beaches Loop, Somerset
Once you’ve done the Tip, if you head out on Somerset Road toward the east, there is a great little spot called 5 Beaches. It runs down the east coast of the Tip, has some magic camping spots, and if you’re finding the heat and humidity overbearing, you’ll generally always have a solid easterly blowing in off the ocean.

5. Gunshot Creek
Almost as iconic as getting to the Tip itself, Gunshot Creek is worth a look. Even if you just head into it, have a gander, then take the bypass road back out to the PDR (or take the chicken track around it). If you’ve got the time, it’s absolutely worth pulling up near Gunshot with a few tins, kicking back and watching the carnage – nice easy way to spend a day with free entertainment!

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Top 5 places you need to see in the Cape!

It’s really hard to limit the list to just five things. Honestly, we could list 500 and still not have enough space. That said, the vast majority of us will end up heading up the Cape on a timeframe – no open-ended holidays for us, unfortunately. So, where should you get to, and what should you see?

3. Sam’s Creek
Located on the northern part of the Tele Track, Sam Creek is a smaller creek that has some rather gritty sand in it and camping areas on both sides. What makes this spot get on the list, is the water hole and waterfall. Not the one you’ll see as you drive across, but the one a touch further downstream. On the southern side of the creek, you’ll find a little walking track that heads off into the scrub – follow it. It’s worth it.

1. The Tip
This one goes without saying. If you’re going this far north, you need to get to the top of this magic country of ours. Make sure you take the camera or at least a phone to get a happy snap!

2. The Waterfalls 
On the northern part of the Tele Track you’ll find Fruit Bat, Eliot and Twin Falls. They’re all as speccy as the next, and you can happily swim at them all. Make sure you get here, and make sure you get a photo!

5. Gunshot Creek
Almost as iconic as getting to the Tip itself, Gunshot Creek is worth a look. Even if you just head into it, have a gander, then take the bypass road back out to the PDR (or take the chicken track around it). If you’ve got the time, it’s absolutely worth pulling up near Gunshot with a few tins, kicking back and watching the carnage – nice easy way to spend a day with free entertainment!

4. 5 Beaches Loop, Somerset
Once you’ve done the Tip, if you head out on Somerset Road toward the east, there is a great little spot called 5 Beaches. It runs down the east coast of the Tip, has some magic camping spots, and if you’re finding the heat and humidity overbearing, you’ll generally always have a solid easterly blowing in off the ocean.

Top 5 places you need to see in the Cape!
your essential guide to cape york

GUIDE