Australia’s last frontier: Cape York & Torres Strait

Experience Australia’s last frontier on this new tour of Cape York and Torres Strait unlike any other journey in the region. Try your hand in a traditional Indigenous hunt, glamp in barefoot luxury in the Torres Strait and feast on a seafood degustation at a remote pearl farm. Adventure through Australia’s most northern tip, where the rainforest meets a scattering of islands rich in history, culture and natural beauty.

Begin your journey at Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort, one of National Geographic’s ‘Unique Lodges of the World’. Enjoy wildlife walks, star gazing nights and specialist talks from local experts.

Travel towards Cape York Peninsula, with a stop at Cooya Beach to learn about traditional spear fishing methods with the opportunity to test your skills. Hunt with your Indigenous guide and learn how to find plants used for bush tucker and bush medicine.

At Weipa, marvel at the wrecks of two WWII fighter aircrafts, forced to land on the beach in 1944. Overnight at Merluna Station and experience what life is like on a working cattle station on the Cape, where you will enjoy a sumptuous station dinner and drinks under the stars.

Travel by private boat to Roko Island, part of the 274 islands forming the Torres Strait, for a two-night stay on your own private tropical island. Enjoy luxe glamping, sunsets over the ocean and seafood dinners, fresh from local waters.

Tour the extraordinary Kazo Pearl Farm on Friday Island and be treated to a seven-course Japanese lunch with fresh sushi, sashimi, tempura, all using locally caught reef fish. Learn about the pearling process, take to the water to see the shells, and examine the lustrous white and yellow pearls up close.

This 9-day itinerary is $10,495* per person with a maximum group size of 12 people. Departure dates are 4 June and 3 September, 2022 and 2023.

To view the full itinerary and for more information visit:

* Pricing is subject to availability at time of booking and pricing fluctuations.

SOURCE: Crooked Compass Australia


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